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Syracuse University in Florence
Florence, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Spring 2018 05/01/2017
Rolling Admission 01/09/2018 04/25/2018
Fall 2018 02/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Carrie Canham
Program Description:

Syracuse University in Florence
Italy Florenec SUF
Photo Courtesy: SU Florence
  Celebrating over 50 years of existence, SUF is one of the oldest study abroad programs in Italy. Since 1959, when the first 30 students came by ship to study in Florence, the program has been housed in the former family estate of Conte Mario Gigliucci in Piazza Savonarola.  
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA minimum

Foreign Language requirement: 1 semester of WU Italian language coursework required, more preferred. The Italian language course can be completed in the semester prior to study abroad.

Non-foreign language prerequisite: completion of some coursework in Art History, including at least one course in the semester immediately prior to study abroad.  Declared major or minor in Art History or confirmation of intention to major/minor from Art History Study Abroad Advisor via the WU Study Plan.

Program Dates:
Term Dates Application Deadline
Fall late August - mid December February 1
Spring mid January - end April May 1

  Approved Departments:

Art History

Coursework and Credits:
WU students must take the equivalent of 15 to 16 WU credits. Including:
  • 1 Italian Language course,
  • At least two of the courses within the student's major or minor field of study
  • 2 additional elective courses
SU Florence courses range from the art and architecture of ancient Rome to contemporary Florence, from the language and literature of Dante and Petrarch to that of Italo Calvino, from the history and economy of medieval and Renaissance times to the challenges that Italy and Europe face in a globalized world today, and much more. SUF carefully structured programs aim to help students get the most out of their unique international experience and provide the basic tools which will allow the student to gain a deeper understanding of one's self and others while preparing for that final academic destination: a professional career.

This program is for students who wish to take all of their courses at Syracuse University's Center in Florence. It offers Italian language courses at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, along with a broad selection of courses taught in English. All students must take an Italian language course. Students select from courses in arts and sciences and business, along with an Italian language course. 

SU Florence offers students the opportunity to participate in an optional 3-credit Signature Seminar, "The Greek Odyssey."

  Florence, Italy
The SUF Campus comprises five buildings all within a five-minute walking distance. Villa Rossa (Piazza Savonarola, 15) is the administrative and academic hub of the campus and connects to the Annex, Dependance, Villino, and Library through a splendid Tuscan garden. The studio arts and architecture studios are located just a short walk away in Piazzale Donatello.

Oxford, England (UK)
  Housing: Undergraduate students live with Italian hosts. Homestays allow students to practice Italian learned in class and to gain insight into Italian culture and lifestyle. Hosts are carefully screened and most have hosted SU students for many semesters. Hosts represent all walks of life and professions: some are large families, some are retired couples, some are divorced or single parents, and some are young couples. Placements are arranged by the SU housing coordinator in Florence, based on information the student provides about preferences and special needs. Continental breakfast (seven days a week) and evening meals (five days a week) are included in the program fee when the student lives with a host.

For more information visit:  SU Florence Homestay

Student Life: SU Florence organizes a variety of intercurricular activities each semester to help students gain a greater understanding of Italian life, language, and culture, AND so you can get to know your fellow classmates better.  A complete schedule of activities is available in the Student Life Office at the beginning of each semester as well as on the Events Calendar on the SUF homepage. A weekly calendar is also sent via email every Friday with a list of upcoming events and activities.  Additionally, each semester SUF organizes a series of lectures and special events aimed at promoting a better understanding of Italian history and culture. 

Students also have the opportunity to break cultural barriers by participating in a number of gratifying volunteer activities.  Volunteering in a foreign country is a way to help others and get to know yourself better at the same time. Volunteer more than just your time... and leave a little piece of yourself behind.  For more information about the Volunteer Program contact Vittoria Tettamanti:

On-Site Support: SUF boasts a highly qualified staff ready to help students make the most of their study abroad experience in Florence and a faculty of internationally renowned scholars.  A full-time staff member is available to help students with the personal, social, and cultural concerns they may have during their time in Italy.  From choosing the best housing situation to helping the student choose how to spend extra time, SU staff is dedicated to making sure that the study abroad experience is more than what is/was expected.
  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program. WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party.
Email the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.

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