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|Restrictions:||Elon applicants only|
|Class Eligibility:||1-Sophomore and Above||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Language Prerequisite:||None||Language(s) of Instruction:||English and local language, Italian|
|Course Prerequisite(s):||None||Housing Options:||Apartment|
|Internship Option:||No||Volunteer/Service Opportunities:||No|
|Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:||18||Program Capacity:||60|
|Program Advisor/Manager:||Janelle Papay|
Florence is known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, making it an epicenter for art and architecture. Florence is the capital city of the region of Tuscany and is bustling with commerce and culture. Situated on the national railway lines, it is extremely accessible to cities all over Europe.
A program offered in partnership with the Accademia Europea di Firenze (AEF), our Elon Center in Florence promotes experiential education by connecting class room content with the sites and sounds of Florence and Italy! Weekend study excursions, class trips, cultural events, and more are weaved into the semester program to enhance your study abroad experience. Each semester cohort of students are joined by an Elon faculty member in residence, who leads an upper level COR seminar. Students looking to fulfill core curriculum requirements--expression, civilization, world languages, etc.--will find this academic program advantageous.
Learn how to make pasta, join the club soccer team, take a photography course, create works of art in sculpting and painting, and make friends with local students all while earning credit at Elon.
**All students are required to take either 4 or 8 credits of Italian Language during the program, and 16 credits total.** (8 credits of Italian will mean more classroom time--a great way to become FLUENT!)
Note: Students can only transfer a maximum of three courses toward the Italian Studies minor from their semester in Florence.
For more course information, view the Elon in Florence Course Descriptions.pdf.
Things to remember about courses taken abroad:
- Courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.
- Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
- Fall Semester – mid or late August to December
- Spring Semester – late January to May
Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.
For cost information for this program, please view the budget sheets:
Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
Students will live in apartments within the city proper, walking distance of clases, restaurants, and shops. Elon University students will be placed in apartments that hold 2-10 students, and could be roomed with one to two other students.
The apartments include:
- Fully equipped kitchens (You can tap into your inner chef.)
- A washing machine and drying rack
- Bed linens and bath towel (cleaning service for bed linens is surely something to brag about)
- Free maintence services
Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one year in advance.
Note: This program has limited capacity. Applications for a given term will no longer be accepted once capacity has been reached.
A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.
Please read the Elon Center in Florence, Italy Program Brochure.pdf for more information about the Elon Center in Florence, Italy.
Want to know more? Join the Florence study abroad Facebook page to connect with alumni and other prospective students. View AEF's official blog.
Global Ambassadors (GAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current GAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!
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|Study abroad clarified my goals for life by reminding me just how much more cultural and artistic appreciation there is beyond the United States. It opened my eyes to a possible professional future in the arts in Europe.|
|— Colleen O'Connell, Spring 2012|
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|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2015||10/16/2014 **||Rolling Admission||01/30/2015||05/08/2015|
|Fall||2015||02/19/2015 **||Rolling Admission||08/20/2015||12/04/2015|
NOTE: The priority deadline is November 6. After November 20, this program will continue to accept applications on a rolling and space-available basis until February 19.
The start dates and end dates listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status in a timely fashion.
Indicates that deadline has passed