Semester in Florence, Italy - Spring 2019


Applications are closed for the DVC Florence Study Abroad program.  It is possible to still attend this trip by registering with one of the other Northern California community colleges who are partnering with us.  Please contact the Study Abroad Office for more information at

Study Abroad - Florence

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 the Baroque sculptures adorning the fountains of the city; linger at the Uffizi Gallery with its vast collection of paintings and sculpture; 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.

Florence 2019 information

Priority Application Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018

Application Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2018

Program calendar

Depart U.S. Saturday,February 2, 2019
Arrive in Italy Sunday, February 3, 2019
Mid-Semester Break Monday, March 18, to Friday, March 22, 2019
Depart Italy Friday, May 3, 2019

Program Fee

Program fee: $7,995 (Does not include tuition, materials, and flight).

Eligibility requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • GPA of 2.25 or higher
  • Completed at least 12 college units

Upcoming Information Sessions

DVC - Pleasant Hill Campus


W. September 26, 3 - 4 pm, FO 234


DVC - San Ramon Campus  
LMC - Pitsburg Campus  
LMC - Brentwood Campus  
Contra Costa College  

For more information
, review the Florence spring 2019 brochure.

If you have questions, please contact the Study Abroad Office, 925-969-2507 or email

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Check out this AIFS video to see what life as a study abroad student in Florence is like.