Semester in Florence, Italy - Spring 2018

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 2018 information

Priority Application Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017

Application Deadline: Mondy, October 23, 2017

Program calendar

Depart U.S. Saturday, January 27, 2018
Arrive in Italy Sunday, January 28, 2018
Mid-Semester Break Monday, March 12, to Friday, March 16, 2018
Depart Italy Friday, April 27, 2018

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

For more information
, review the Florence spring 2018 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.