Florence, Italy: Spring 2020
Florence is an exciting city in which to live and study. On an afternoon stroll through the streets of Florence, which is set amidst the golden hills of Tuscany, you can admire the architecture of Giotto and Baroque sculptures adorning the fountains of the city. You can linger in at the Uffizi Gallery with its vast collection of paintings and sculptures, and view the magnificent Santa Croce, where Galileo, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli are buried. Discuss art with Florentine painters in their studios and explore the bookshops near Via Cavour, and visit one of the most popular spots in Florence, the Ponte Vecchio, a 14th-century bridge spanning the River Arno.
Depart U.S.: February 1, 2020
Arrive Italy: February 2, 2020
Semester Break: March 14 - 22, 2020
Depart Italy: May 1, 2020
Priority: September 27, 2019
Final: November 9, 2019
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Why Choose this Program?
This program enables you to study abroad while making normal progress toward your
degree objectives and earning fully transferable units in courses taught by community
college faculty and guest lecturers. The Florence program is offered in cooperation
with the Contra Costa County, Los Rios County, San Mateo County and Sonoma County
Community College Districts, and with the American Institute for Foreign Study
(AIFS), which arranges transportation, living accommodations, and a wide range of student and instructional support services.
Units earned in Florence will appear on your transcripts issued by the participating colleges.
Students need not be currently enrolled at one of the sponsoring colleges in order to participate.
By the program application deadline, you must satisfy the following eligibility requirements:
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
- Have completed a minimum of 12 units of college level coursework.
The fee per person is $7,995. Fees are guaranteed not to change as a result of fluctuations in the dollar exchange rate.
The above fee excludes airfare, a $250 refundable damage deposit, optional medical insurance upgrade and optional personal effects coverage, passport or visa fees if applicable, meals other than those listed, personal expenses, any California Community College tuition or administrative fees, textbooks, additional field trips or excursions required by the NCSAC faculty and anything not specified.
If you are receiving financial aid and would like to apply this towards the Spring 2020 Semester Abroad Program in Florence, you MUST complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov AND add the Federal School Codes for all the community colleges involved in the consortium (SRJC -001287, FLC -038713, DVC -001191, CAN-006973). A mandatory orientation will be required of all financial aid applicants with your home college's Financial Aid Office for this program.
SMCCCD Study Abroad offers a limited number of scholarships for students to study abroad. There are also many scholarship opportunities through outside organizations. Visit our financial aid page to learn more about applying to these opportunities and schedule an advising appointment with your Study Abroad Advisor to learn more about the process of applying to scholarships by emailing email@example.com or calling (650) 738-7098.
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