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Bachelor's and Master's Programs

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: 

Art / Art History
Business - Finance, Consumer Science, Marketing, Management
Communications
Dance
History
International Relations / Political Science
Italian Culture
Language
Music
Religious Studies
Wine Studies

Current Course Offerings: Fall 2023 Course List

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.