CEA Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

Overall rating: 0 based on 0 reviews

Program Description

Study abroad with CEA in Florence and explore the rich heritage, burgeoning art scene and infamous Tuscan wine country for which this charming Italian city is best known! All while earning credit toward your degree, and gaining unparalleled and unforgettable life experiences. Modern Florence is a center of both creative and technological innovation. Greats like Michelangelo, da Vinci and Galileo all called this World Heritage site home, and Florence's many museums and galleries house some of the world's most recognizable works of Renaissance art. Today, Florence boasts sophisticated fashion houses as well as major European engineering firms, and the city continues to attract entrepreneurs, researchers, historians, foodies, artists and students! Whether you focus on studio art and fashion design at CEA’s partner institution, Santa Reparata International School of Art, or immerse yourself in the Italian language and culture at the CEA Florence Center, your courses will turn Florence into your living classroom.
Available programs include:
• Florence: Art, Culture & Genius
• Florentine Culture and Studio Art
• Life is Beautiful: Art & Photography in Italy
• Made in Italy: Food & Fashion
• Studio Art & Fashion Design
Whichever CEA study abroad adventure you choose, internships, service learning and volunteer opportunities are always available to enrich your experience!


Live and study in the birthplace of the Renaissance—that’s an experience you’ll always remember! Take Art History classes inside the Uffizi gallery, join the local mayor on a guided tour of country estates once confiscated from the Mafia, discuss globalization with young Florentine entrepreneurs or write a presentation about the infamous Tuscan wine industry—your CEA experience in Florence will be like nothing you’ve ever done before.

CEA will help turn your experience abroad into the opportunity of a lifetime—academically, professionally and personally!
• Take courses in English or Italian
• Enjoy student life at the CEA Florence Center or immerse in the Italian education system at partner university Santa Reparata International School of Art
• Gaze at the same sites that inspired Michelangelo and Leonardo
• Explore the Mafia’s historical, cultural and political relevance through meetings with activists who fight against its influence
• Develop practical studio art and design skills in a hands-on environment
• Earn a Global Career Development Certificate
• Experience Italy’s worldly contributions to the food and fashion industries in a hands-on learning environment
• Join CEA on excursions to Rome, Assisi, Venice, Lucca, Turin, Naples, Bologna and more
• Immerse yourself in the Italian language and culture with hands-on learning both in and out of the classroom
• Work behind-the-scenes at Florence’s international fashion trade show
• Study alongside Italian and international students
• Enjoy extracurricular classes in basket weaving, Italian cooking and paper marbling, practice your Italian in a language exchange program, and visit the observatory down the road from Galileo’s home

What`s Included

• Airport Reception
• Welcome & Orientation
• Tuition & Registration
• Florence CEA Staff Support
• Housing
• Excursions to Rome, Lucca, Siena and more
• Cultural Activities: cooking classes, journal making, paper marbling, basket weaving, opera nights, evening visit to the observatory near Galileo’s home
• Social Activities: ice breaker events, welcome meal, breakfast in Fiesole, bike riding and walks through Florence, language exchanges with Italian students, Nutella breaks during midterm and final exam weeks
• Volunteer Opportunities: help people with disabilities through Misericordia di Firenze, assist at a soup kitchen, teach English and assist with events at local elementary schools, write about local events for an English-language newspaper
• Active Learning Opportunities: behind-the-scenes with local entrepreneurs and Florence’s international fashion trade show, guest lectures by anti-mafia experts, student photography exhibit and more
• CEA Office Amenities: Moodle, WiFi, computers, student lounge, vending machines, quiet study spaces, resource room, luggage storage
• University Services: student lounge, access to Santa Reparata art studios after hours, computer lab and WiFi
• Meal vouchers, Italian tutoring


Art History, Art/Fine Arts, Arts, Culinary Arts, Culture, Drawing, English Literature, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Graphic Design, History, Humanities, Independent Study, Italian, Marketing, Ad., & PR, Painting, Photography, Political Science/Politics, Studio Arts

Program Locations

Florence, Italy

Overall rating 
Program Administration
Living Conditions
Cultural Immersion
Social Life
Health and Safety
Review This Program

Program Details

CEA Study Abroad
  • Italy: Florence
School Term:
Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
American, Canadian
Send us an inquiry for details.
  • Dear applicants, we encourage you to leave a personal review if you have ever taken part in this program. Leaving a review will help fellow travelers to decide where to go and which program to go with as they plan their trip abroad.
    Review this program

About HelpGoAbroad

We showcase the best programs, countries and institutions in the world, so whether you are interested in interning abroad, studying abroad, working abroad or simply traveling or living abroad, we have your back.

More about us »

Subscribe to the Newsletter