The University of Florence (Università degli Studi di Firenze) is a young university with ancient roots. The University of Florence has its origins in the Studium Generale that the Florentine republic established in 1321. Disciplines were then taught the law, civil and canon, letters and medicine. The modern university dates from 1859. Ten of the twelve faculties were established between 1924 and 1938: the Faculty of Agriculture, Architecture, Economics, Pharmacy, Law, Humanities, Teaching, Medicine and Surgery, Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences. Engineering was added in 1970 and in 2002, the Faculty of Psychology was formed. Today, with approximately 59,500 students, it is one of the largest research organizations and higher education in Italy.
Not currently offered in 2023
Not currently offered in 2023
$100 application fee is due at the time of application, no exceptions. Late applications are accepted; however, please note that partial or full payment of the program fee may be due at the time of application. A $200 late fee is applied to all applications that are not postmarked by the respective deadline date.
Please contact MLSA for more details.
*SUBJECT TO CHANGE*
Students may participate in optional excursions for an additional fee.
Students can receive 6 credits in the six-week program and 4 credits for the 4-week program. Students can take courses for credit or non-credit. The fee will be the same. The number of credits will depend on the length of the program you select and the number of hours you will be in class. MLSA will help you with the selection of courses, transfer of credits, transcripts, and all academic aspects of the program.
Students will purchase all the textbooks upon arrival. Grammar books cost have an approximate cost of 38 euros.
Grammar classes are held on weekdays in the morning from 9:00 - 11:30 AM. Short culture classes that allow students to explore Italian art, history, literature, cuisine and more both inside the classroom and across the city are offered in the afternoons from 11:30 to 1:15 PM.
ELEMENTARY COURSE – 100 LEVEL (A1 – A2)
Allows the acquisition of the fundamental structures of Italian grammar and the simpler forms of communication. At the end of the course students will be able to understand short texts, orally interact with ease by touching topics of personal and interpersonal (family, work, leisure). The students is placed in a multilingual classroom and involved in a dynamic group that promotes intercultural dialogue.
INTERMEDIATE COURSE - 200 LEVEL (A2-B1)
For students capable of understanding the meaning of a conversation of general interest, to speak to a wider vocabulary, writing short essays, read and understand the meaning of simple texts. The course aims to provide the tools for a good knowledge of grammar and to improve the spoken and written language. The lectures are supplemented by exercises on vocabulary, reading, conversations, and compositions. The course makes use of a language laboratory.
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE COURSE – 300 LEVEL (B1-B2)
Aims to improve the students knowledge and practice of the Italian language. The course leads to students understaing and producing argumentative and narrative texts of medium length, enabling the expansion of vocabulty with elements related to art, literature, cinema, theater, and to more natural interation with native speakers. At the end of the course, the student is able to express opinions on social and cultural issues of general interest. The multilingual classroom and group dynamic fosters dialogue and socio-cultural and socio-linguistic reflection.
SUPERIOR COURSE – 400 LEVEL (C1)
It aims to achieve the level of effectiveness and mastery described as level C1 (CEFR). The student consolidates and develops writing skills and speaking skills in order to produce clear and well-constructed argumentative texts and narratives, and maintain easy and natural interaction with native speakers in formal and informal contexts. The student acquires a flexible and effective language for social, academic, and professional purposes. The multilingual classroom calls students to participate actively.
SHORT CULTURE COURSES
The optional culture classes are held every day from Monday to Friday, mornings from 11:30 to 13:15 approximately. Lessons may take place outside of the classroom at museums and monuments in the afternoons on weekdays or Saturday mornings. The lessons in the cities of Tuscany and the neighboring regions are held on the weekends.