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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA STUDY ABROAD CONSORTIUM. Florence Spring Semester 2007 4 th Feb to 4 th May . In co-operation with the American Institute for Foreign Study. Why Study in Florence during Spring Semester?. Some of the world’s greatest galleries and museums

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Florence Spring Semester 2007

4th Feb to 4th May

In co-operation with the American Institute for Foreign Study


Why Study in Florence during Spring Semester?

  • Some of the world’s greatest galleries and museums
  • Considered the most beautiful city in Italy if not Europe
  • Home to some of the finest cuisine in the world
  • Earn transferable college credit studying in Florence with your own US instructors
  • Experience the culture in a city where every street and building has a history dating back hundreds of years

History is all around…

  • Program facilities are conveniently located in the historic center of Florence
  • Florence’s historic cathedral and tower is an excellent landmark in the center of Florence
  • History is all around!
student accommodation
Student Accommodation
  • Shared apartments
  • In the historical center
  • Buildings hundreds of years old
  • Typically 4 students sharing a two bedroom apartment
academic facilities
Academic Facilities
  • Located in the heart of Florence in Piazza della Repubblica
  • Studying in the Dante Alighieri Language Center means you will meet students from all over the world all wanting to discover Florence and learn Italian
  • Traditional classrooms with modern facilities
dante alighieri language institute

Dante Alighieri Language Institute

Ideal location on Piazza della Repubblica

Friendly reception staff


Italian Life & Culture Course

A course taught by guest lecturers to introduce you to different aspects of Italian life and culture. Your US faculty act as teachers of record.

Typically 6 lectures

& 6 visits to museums

& galleries

cultural calendar
Cultural Calendar
  • Cooking classes
  • Wine tasting
  • Soccer matches
  • Concerts & Opera
  • Film nights

Events are subsidised by AIFS


Student Services

  • Office located in the Danta Alighieri Institute
  • Cultural Calendar
  • Welfare
  • Local Information – banking, sports
  • Travel – Italy & Europe
  • Research
  • 24 hour emergency contact service
meal vouchers
Meal Vouchers
  • 30 vouchers can be bought as an optional extra
  • Exchange them for lunch or dinner in a selection of restaurants around the center of Florence
  • Traditional Tuscan food
  • Three courses mean you won’t go hungry!
internet access
Internet Access
  • Free wireless connection in the study center during class hours
  • Card to use in a local chain of Internet centers
  • Over 15 centers in Florence and others all over Italy

Optional Pre Tour of Europe

Departing the US on Monday 29th January and arriving in Florence 4th February

Visiting Paris and London

PLEASE NOTE: There is a European internal flight on the tour and therefore students are strongly advised to sign up for the AIFS flight package so they do not have to organise this themselves

mid semester break

Mid Semester Break

Optional Tour of Sicily

(Students on Mount Etna)


  • Round trip flight from Florence to Catania
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • Daytrips to Taormina, Syracusa, Mount Etna, Catania
  • Tour manager and private bus to tour island
post program language course

Post Program Language course

Optional stay in Sorrento


  • Round trip transfer to Sorrento
  • 2 weeks accommodation in apartments
  • 2 week intensive language course
  • Day trips to Capri and Pompeii