Syracuse University

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Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, tutorials and studio; courses taught primarily in English. Italian language study required. On-site orientation and mandatory c;lass field trips are included, for up to two classes, if the course fulfills a requirement for a major/minor or GE. The pre-semester or post-semester Greek Odyssey trip is not covered by Scripps and the credit is not part of the semester grades. Summer transfer credit may be possible for this trip.

  • Reviewed by: N. Macko
  • Fields of study: Social sciences, humanities, studio art, theater, engineering.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 1 year of college-level Italian
  • Size of the student body: Students come from other US liberal arts colleges and research universities. Students with sufficient Italian language skills may take courses at a local Italian university.
  • Number of program participants: 350

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes and take their meals with the family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December
  • Spring: Early January to late April


  • Advising Tips: This program requires a faculty reference from a recent Italian professor only for students who plan on taking university courses. The reference letter replaces the separate language evaluation.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Florence and Los Angeles.
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