Florence Semester Courses
The IAU Florence program has academic offerings that give students the flexibility to enroll in region-specific courses that satisfy core curriculum, major, and minor requirements at their home institution. Courses are available in a wide variety of disciplines, including the following in the table below:
|Art||Art History||Communications||Consumer Science|
|Music||Political Science||Religious Studies||Wine Studies|
Current Course Offerings:
Fall 2023 Course List
Spring 2024 Course List
Syllabi: Click here to access the available semester syllabi. It is important to consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm course approvals at your home institution.
All semester courses taught in Florence are 3 units each (45 contact hours) unless otherwise specified. If a course is needed for major, minor, or core credit, students are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions. Courses may also be offered as seminars for students to fulfill specific requirements.
Field Studies and Study Tours: All courses have a required field studies component, where faculty use the city of Florence as their classroom. These field studies include visits to museums, historical and cultural sites, and local businesses. Students also will participate in a variety of activities and study tours that enrich the academic and cultural experience of the program. The study tours are day trips for the entire student cohort to cities like San Gimignano, Siena, and Lucca, while weekend study tours may include destinations to other regions of Italy, including Rome, Milan, or areas in Sicily. IAU also offers a lecture series, where local faculty share their expertise through presentations and engaging dialogue.
Internships: Students have access to internships in a variety of fields (in English and Italian) throughout the city of Florence. Those participating in this experience will earn academic credit and take the accompanying internship course to support and facilitate learning. Internships are 120 credit hours.