Term in Florence, Italy

Spring 2022

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 2022 information 

  • Program dates: (Payment Dates
    Depart U.S.: Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022
    Arrive Florence: Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022 
    Orientation: Monday, Feb. 7, 2022
    Mid-Semester Break: Saturday, March 19 to Sunday, March 27, 2022
    Last Day of Class: Thursday, May 5, 2022
    Depart Florence: Friday, May 6, 2022:  
  • Priority Application Deadline: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
  • General Application Deadline: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021 
  • Mandatory CCCCD Student Meeting: MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2021 @ DVC TBA or ZOOM
  • Mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting: SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022. @ Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma Campus 

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

Upcoming ZOOM Information Sessions

August 30 - November 4: Every Monday at 2 pm and Thursday at 11 am: NO Meeting 9/6 Labor Day 

Application Information 

Go to AIFS site and click "Enroll Online" to complete your application.

Two Forms to turn in to CCCCD Study Abroad Office via email 
Once you have applied online through AIFS and have placed your $450 deposit, you will be contacted by CCCCD’s Study Abroad Office, htakanashi@4cd.edu . Put email subject: Florence Spring 2022 Name

Financial Aid Office

Scholarship Information

AIFS Refund Dates

Refund requests must be done in writing to AIFS. They accept emails and that is generally the easiest way customizedfacultyled@aifs.com , and CC to htakanashi@4cd.edu.  

  • Friday, November 12, 2021: Last day to request refund of $450 deposit less $150 processing & non-refundable deposit fees. 
  • After Nov. 12, AIFS will not refund any of the $450 deposit. Students may also be subject to any nonrefundable canceled reservation fees by AIFS after this date. Details on AIFS Agreement & Release form on your AIFS application.
  • Friday, December 10, 2021: Total program fee is due. NO REFUND OF PAYMENTS after this date.

AIFS Program Cancellation Policy 

Please read a summary of the AIFS program cancellation policy.

Eligibility requirements

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

Provisional student enrollment

Students who do NOT meet the application criteria (of at least 12 units and at least a 2.25 GPA) may use their current semester progress report to assist with meeting the criteria. Students will be approved to the Study Abroad Program after the progress report was review by the Dean of Study Abroad Program.

Deadline: October 30, 2021, please email to htakanashi@4cd.edu Provisional students who finish the semester without meeting any of the minimum requirements will be dropped from the program.

Spring 2022 classes

* All students will take at least 4 classes and must carry a minimum of 12 units for the duration of the program. Everyone is required to take the INTD 100Italian Life & Culture class and at least one other class offered through DVC, and then any two others from DVC or SRJC.

This program only (Florence Spring 2022): Participants may opt to take one 3-unit course online through DVC as part of their minimum 12-unit requirement. Please note that Italy is ahead of California by 9 hours if you decide to take an online class. 

DVC Academic Counselor: Study Abroad Drop-in Hours
  • Fall 2021 Semester: Thursday, 8 -9 am, Location: SSC #225  Ask Christie Jamshidnejad, counselor
  • Attention: NO Thursday, November 4. ADD:  Wednesday, November 3, 9-9:30 am and 1:30-2 pm.
  • For Zoom meeting, please email cjamshidnejad@dvc.edu 
  • or you can meet any DVC, CCC or LMC counselors at their available time.

Contra Costa Community College District (DVC)/Nicole White (nwhite@dvc.edu)

  • ARTDM 136 – Introduction to Digital Photography
  • ARTHS 196 – History of Medieval and Renaissance Art
  • INTD 100* – Italian Life and Culture

Santa Rosa Junior College / Anne Marie Insull (ainsull@santarosa.edu)

  • ENGL 1B – Literature and Composition (Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or equivalent) 
  • ENGL 3 – Introduction to Poetry (Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or equivalent)
  • ENGL 4A – Beginning Creative Writing

For more information, review the Florence Spring 2022 brochure

If you have questions, please contact the Study Abroad Office, 925-969-2507 or email htakanashi@4cd.edu .

Visit the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

Apply online

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

Spring 2020

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 2020 information

Priority Application Deadline: Friday, September 27, 2019

Application Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019

Program calendar

Depart U.S. Saturday,February 1, 2020
Arrive in Italy Sunday, February 2, 2020
Mid-Term Break Saturday, March 14, to Sunday, March 22, 2020
Depart Italy Friday, May 1, 2020


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

Contact: htakanashi@4cd.edu

DVC - San Ramon Campus  Contact:htakanashi@4cd.edu
LMC - Pittsburg Campus  Contact: htakanashi@4cd.edu
LMC - Brentwood Campus Contact: htakanashi@4cd.edu
Contra Costa College  Contact: htakanashi@4cd.edu


For more information
, review the Florence Spring 2020 brochure.

If you have questions, please contact the Study Abroad Office, 925-969-2507 or email htakanashi@4cd.edu .

Visit the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

Apply online

Don't forget to like DVC Study Abroad on Facebook!

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

TRIP FULL

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 htakanashi@4cd.edu.

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-Term 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 - Pittsburg 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 studyabroad@dvc.edu.

Visit the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

Apply online

Don't forget to like DVC Study Abroad on Facebook!

Florence, Italy   Florence, Italy photo   Florence, Italy picture

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