Applications accepted through November 7, 2011
Florence is a unique city in which to live and study. In Florence students see for themselves the taste, elegance, and aesthetic sensibility that marked the Renaissance. Living and studying where the rebirth of creativity began five centuries ago is inspiring. History and language come alive. Nearly every street is a showpiece and an adventure in Italy's architectural cultural center. It is a busy city throbbing with Italian vitality, a city for all ages with cafes, art, museums, shops, and cinemas. Student life is very much in evidence.
Classes are held on the top floor of this building on the Piazza della Repubblica.
Some highlights of Florence
- Living and studying in the city where the Renaissance began
- Viewing masterpieces of art in their original setting
- Walking through streets lined with Renaissance palaces and churches
- Sampling the pleasures of freshly prepared Tuscan cuisine
- Experiencing the rich patterns of Italian life in the 21st century
|Why choose this program?
This unique program is offered to enable students to study abroad while making normal progress toward their degree objectives, and earning fully transferable units in courses taught by community college faculty and guest lecturers. This program is offered in cooperation with several California community colleges and with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), which arranges transportation, living accommodations, and a wide range of student and instructional support services. Students need not be currently enrolled at one of the sponsoring colleges in order to participate. Units earned in Florence will appear on transcripts issued by the participating colleges.
The study abroad trip is open to students age 18 and older who have graduated from high school and have completed 12 units of college course work with a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
|Depart the US||January 28|
|-Classes begin||February 1|
|-Mid-Semester break||March 12-16|
|Depart Florence||April 27|
|Optional Pre-Program Tour|
|Depart the US||January 24|
Costs, participating faculty, choice of classes and much more can be found on the American Institute of Foreign Study website.
All information meetings are the same. You only need to attend one.
|No informative meetings currently scheduled|
Information Meeting Powerpoint
- The SMCCD Board Room is near the CSM Campus. Turn LEFT on CSM Drive at the four-way stop.
Professor, Digital Media
Enrollment & Eligibility
Director, Study Abroad
Ready to apply?
Start here by printing the "Student Check List" and following the instructions.
- Application Checklist < Start Here
- Class Schedule
- Course Descriptions & Instructor Information
- Transferability Chart
- For Non-SMCCD Students - How to apply to CSM
|November 7, 2011||Last day applications accepted|
|November 4-18, 2011||Class Registration|
|December 5, 2011||Final Payment to AIFS due|
|January 14, 2012||Mandatory pre-departure meeting|