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Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

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Studying abroad in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance will delight your senses to no end. An exquisite cultural and artistic history, lively to this day, and an ever growing popularity among international students from around the globe make Florence one of the world’s most sought after study abroad destinations. Select Florence as your study abroad destination and you are in for an authentic Italian student experience. GSE provides summer programs, quarter programs, semester and academic year programs in Florence at the University of Florence and Lorenzo de' Medici. GSE study abroad programs in Florence focus on Italian language and culture study and are open to students of any ability, from beginner to nearly fluent. In addition to your university enrollment, all GSE study abroad programs in Florence also include housing in apartments, excursions to the vibrant capital city, Rome and the secluded Mediterranean beaches of Cinque Terre, health insurance (mandatory enrollment for an additional fee), cultural events, cell phone, onsite director and much more. Study abroad in Florence with GSE and you are sure to make memories and friends that will last a lifetime, while at the same time earning college credit as you study Italian or courses in English in Italy.

“I had the best time of my life. I would do it all over again if I had the chance!  I miss Italy already.  Florence is amazing and I just love it.  I started my days out with a nice morning walk and a cup of espresso.  I walked across the Arno River and took some amazing pictures.  I love the art, I love the fashion, and I love the people.  I'm really glad I went through GSE for this trip, as they did fantastic job creating this experience for us. Thanks for making all of this possible, I will never forget this experience!”
Jeff Rivet
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Program Includes:
 Superior Student Support
 Experienced Student Advising
 Centrally Located Student Apartments
 Tuition, Course Enrollment, and an Official Transcript from the Università degli Studi di Firenze or the Lorenzo de' Medici
 University Services
 Cultural Immersion Events
 Mobile Phones
 Extensive Pre-departure Information
 Onsite Program Director
 Arrival Orientation

 Arrival Hotel
 Comprehensive Health and Medical Insurance (mandatory enrollment for an additional fee)

Built on the banks of the Arno River, Florence possesses a brilliant atmosphere where an illustrious, cultural history combines with a great and modern nation, all set in the beautiful heart of Tuscany. As the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence was home to many prominent thinkers, artists, and architects. Today, the city bears signs of the greatness of its past wherever the eye looks and is considered by many to be the most beautiful city in Italy. Whether strolling down the side of the Arno River or wandering through the labyrinth of uneven cobblestone alleyways, you will be overcome by the resurgence of natural beauty found within the city. The city center produces magnificent structures, such as the Duomo, a fifteenth century cathedral decorated in green, white, and red marble, and the Ponte Vechhio, a fourteenth century bridge which is the only bridge to survive the bombings of World War II. On the edge of the city limits indulge yourself with the fragrance of surrounding olive fields and grapevines as you admire the beauty of the Tuscan countryside. By night, Florence converts into an energetic Italian setting where it is easy to enjoy an aperitivo (drink and appetizer) and vino (wine) at the many open air cafés. As customary in Florence, when the sun sets people flock to the many piazzas (plazas) to socialize and take pleasure in an ever transforming city.

Barcelona City Statistics
Location: Tuscan region of Italy
Population: 374,500 (city)
Time zone: GMT 1 (9 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time).
Average January Temp: 5°C (41°F).
Average July Temp: 25°C (76°F).
Electricity: 220 volts AC,  round two-pin plugs are standard



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