Term in Florence, Italy

Spring 2023

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 2023 information 

PROGRAM AND MEETINGS DATES
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023:  Depart U.S.
Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023:  Arrive Florence
Monday, Feb. 6-7, 2023:  Orientation and workshops
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023:  Classes begin
Saturday, March 18 to Sunday, March 26, 2023:  Mid-Semester Break
Monday, April 10, 2023: Easter Monday (no classes)
Thursday, May 4, 2023:  Last Day of Class
Friday, May 5, 2023:  Depart Florence

IMPORTANT DATES
PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
GENERAL APPLICATION DEADLINE - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2022                            MANDATORY CCCCD STUDENT MEETING - DECEMBER 2022 TBA                                      ·       MANDATORY PRE-DEPARTURE MEETING - SATURDAY, JANUARY  2023 TBA 

PROGRAM COSTS
The AIFS program costs for Florence Spring 2023 will have a base price of $7,995. These costs will include all lodging, medical insurance, and AIFS services. They will not include airfare (there will be a group flight option for an extra fee), class tuition, books, and day-to-day expenses such as food. Click here for a rundown of what specifically is and isn’t included in the costs of the program.(PDF

Check LMC's Study Abroad site 

Upcoming ZOOM Information Sessions

Zoom code

 JOIN ZOOM MEETING   https://4cd.zoom.us/j/3662532818 

WED, 09/21, 12-1PM: TH, 09/22, 1-2PM: TH, 09/22 5-6PM

REQUEST FOR AN INDIVIDUAL ZOOM: EMAIL AT HTAKANASHI@4CD.EDU 

Application Information 

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

Once you have applied online through AIFS and have placed your $450 deposit, you will be contacted by CCCCD’s Study Abroad Office, Harue Takanashi htakanashi@4cd.edu .

You’ll be asked to turn in your forms via email and will receive more details and information about the program also through email. Agreement Between the Foreign Study Student and the Northern California Study Abroad Consortium (PDF) Field Trip/Activity Liability Waiver (PDF)  

Financial Aid Office

Scholarship Information

·AIFS Refund Cancellation Policy/Refund Policy 

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 11, 2022: Last day to request refund of $450 deposit less $150 processing & non-refundable deposit fees. 
  • After Nov. 12, 2022, 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 9, 2022: Total program fee is due. NO REFUND OF PAYMENTS after this date.

Eligibility requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • GPA of 2.25 or higher
  • Completed at least 12 college/universities 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. Contact email to htakanashi@4cd.edu by November 9, 2022. Provisional students who finish the semester without meeting any of the minimum requirements will be dropped from the program.

Spring 2023 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 100 Italian Life & Culture class and at least one other class offered through DVC, and then any two others from DVC or other colleges. 

Academic Counselor: Study Abroad Program
  • DVC ACADEMIC COUNSELOR: 
    ERIC HANDY. FOR QUESTIONS AND/OR A ZOOM MEETING REQUEST, PLEASE EMAIL AT EHANDY@DVC.EDU   THE EMAIL SUBJECT LINE ADD: FLORENCE SPRING 2023 NAME AND STUDENT ID# 

  • You can contact any academic counselors at your campus, CCC, DVC or LMC
  • Counseling Office: CCC DVC  LMC

CONTRA COSTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT – ERIC SANCHEZ

ART 005 – The Visual Arts/Art Appreciation
ART 007 – Medieval and Renaissance Art History (350-1550 CE)
ART 020 – Introduction to Drawing
INTD 100* - Italian Life and Culture *you must take

SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE – LENNY WAGNER

KINES 1 – Introduction to Kinesiology
KINES 5 – Sport and Society
KINES 55 – Coaching Sports

LOS RIOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT – DIANE CARLSON

SOC 300 – Introduction to Sociology
SOC 342 – Gender Relations in American Society
SOC 350 – Sociology of Popular Culture

SAN MATEO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT – PAUL ROSCELLI

ECON 100 – Principles of Macro Economics
ECON 102 – Principles of Micro Economics
BUS 201 – Business Law

For more information, review the Florence Spring 2023 brochure. FAQs 

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.