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Studying Abroad in Florence | IAU

IAU is proud to offer two new programs in Florence, Italy! These programs are partnership programs where IAU students are integrated with other international students as well as local Italian students, which allows for thoughtful collaboration to design high-impact academic and cultural experiences for students and partner universities.  These joint academic programs each boast an impressive list of courses and are complemented by a important experiential learning components that include field studies to various parts of Tuscany, Rome, and Milan as well as trips to France, Spain, and Morocco depending on the student’s course of study. In addition to the academic and experiential learning experiences, students will have the opportunity to participate in the lecture series that welcomes prestigious authors, journalists, and experts in their field. 


Academic Programs: Study abroad students choose to enroll in one of the following programs based on their academic interests: 

Business, Fashion & Liberal Arts Program
IAU's Business, Fashion, and Liberal Arts program is offered in partnership with the Accademia Italiana, which is considered one of the most important European Institutes in the field of design and applied arts. Accademia Italiana is accredited by the Italaina Ministry of Education and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees to local Italian students and to students from around the world. The courses offered at Accademia Italiana in art and design are complemented by IAU course offerings in business and liberal arts and the combined catalogue boasts a wide variety of courses designed to meet the needs of students across many majors.

Performing Arts and Music Program
IAU's Performing Arts and Music program is offered in partnership with the prestigious Accademia Europea di Firenze (AEF), which has a long history and tradition focused on Italian language and culture and the performing arts. The center is located in the historical center of town in the Piazza San Marco on Via Camillo Cavour, which is within walking distance to the Duomo and Piazza della Repubblica among other important historical sites in Florence.