Florence Highlights

Student Profile - Jose Bianchi
"Being in Florence was probably the best academic decision I could’ve made for my language skills -- from translating daily dinners with my roommate and host family to the Italian classes held at the Stanford in Florence campus, I learned more about Italian language and culture in 10 weeks than in 30 weeks at Stanford, and bringing that knowledge back home helped solidify my capabilities in a way I never thought possible."

Student Profile - Ruthie Lewis
"My most valuable item that I brought was actually the travel journal that my little gave to me before I left because I was able to write all down all of my thoughts and feelings about all of the memories that I was making throughout the trip and I know that I'll really appreciate having them stored when I look back at it in the future."

Global Studies Minor Available in Florence
The minor in Global Studies, with a concentration in European Studies, is designed for undergraduate students who have an interdisciplinary interest in the history, culture, politics, societies, and institutions of Europe, past and present.

Student Internship Profiles
Read more about student internships in Florence within the fields of Art, Education Development, Law, Medicine and more.

Florence Video

The Florence Program strives to turn the students into academic travelers (not passing tourists) who will leave the city having mastered first-hand a culture (the Renaissance) at the core of the historical and artistic development of the Western world, and having developed a deep fluency on Italy, the European Union and the Mediterranean today.