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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Global Student Experience 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Italian Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship, Cal Grant B, Pell Grant, PLUS Loan, Private Loans, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loan Areas of Study: Art History, Cultural Studies, Film, Food and Nutrition, History, Italian language, Italian Studies, Music
Program Description:
Study Abroad with GSE

Study Abroad with GSE at the University of Florence

At the University of Florence (Universit√† degli Studi di Firenze), GSE students will join a campus population of over 60,000 students. This large student population is especially influential considering that Florence is a moderately sized city. The university can trace its origins to the early part of the 14th century and has provided a rich tradition of excellence throughout the Tuscan region of Italy. GSE students will attend courses at the Centro di Cultura per Stranieri (Cultural Center for Foreigners). This department of the University of Florence is designed to enhance intensive language development and cultural knowledge of foreigners.  

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • Must be at least 18 years of age (there is no maximum age limit)
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must submit an official high school or college transcript
  • One semester of college level Italian or equivalent (recommended)

University Facts

  • Over 60,000 students in a town of 400,000 people
  • Originally established by the Florentine Republic in 1321
  • Culture center for foreigners established in 1920
  • Center is surrounded by a Renaissance garden that dates back to the 18th century

Program Includes:     

  • Superior Student Support
  • Experienced Student Advising
  • Centrally Located Student Apartments
  • Tuition, Course Enrollment, and an Official Transcript from the University of Florence
  • University Services
  • Cultural Immersion Events
  • Excursions
  • Mobile Phones
  • Extensive Pre-departure Information
  • Onsite Program Director
  • Arrival Orientation
  • Arrival Hotel
  • Comprehensive Health and Medical Insurance (mandatory enrollment for an additional fee)

**GPA requirement may be flexible; contact GSE for more information
**please note on housing section above, additional fees are associated with the homestay option

Contact GSE toll free at 866.756.2443 or via email at
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/30/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Winter 2020 11/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/09/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2020 03/20/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.