Study Abroad


Florence, Italy
Spring Quarter
15 college credits
This program is offered during spring quarter.


This program in Florence, Italy is a wonderful opportunity to live and study in the heart of Tuscany and experience some of the most significant art, historical and architectural treasures of Italy and the world. Feel the presence of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Dante as you walk over the same stones tread by these giants of the Italian Renaissance which began in Florence and its environs. Walk daily though the narrow, cobble-stoned street lined with palaces and churches built by the architectural geniuses of the Middle ages and the Renaissance. View sculptures adorning outdoor walls and standing in the loggias of the grand piazzas. Experience continental life with the Florentines as you enjoy cappuccino and panini in the street cafes.

Academic Program:
This is a study program. Students must carry a 15-credit load and are expected to fully participate in all class activities. In addition to the Italian Language and Culture class, students can choose two additional courses from a limited menu of courses, which vary from year to year. 

Application Requirements:
Students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to apply. Transcripts are required. Minimum age is 18.



This is an academic study program.  Students are required to take 15 credits in the following courses.

Italian Life and Culture

The Italian language part of this class is taught by local Italian instructors focusing on beginners' level conversational Italian language, and the cultural part of the class is taught by an English speaking instructor and English-speaking guest lecturers focusing on and including separate lectures on historical, political, economic and cultural aspects of Italy and Florence.  This is a humanities course and no Italian language credit is given.

Students will take two additional courses (TBD) for a total of 15 credits.  They will be taught by Washington State faculty.  Please check back for more information.


Students will live and study in the heart of historic Florence.