Summer Study in Florence at the ISI (International Studies Institute)

Choose one to two courses for a maximum of six credits per session. Course information is available here. Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.

  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online course form.

Special Considerations

  • You cannot enroll in online ISI courses: Arcadia University is unable to process credits of online courses offered at the ISI due to transcript & Title IV reporting constraints.

Choosing Your Courses

General Studies Summer Program (session 1 and 2)

  • Refer to the ISI website for course choices and availability. 
  • Architecture Elective Course Options: Choose from a course in Urban Form or intensive study of The Villa and the Garden as part of the General Studies program.

F6 Firenze: Summer Study in Architecture (Session 3)

  • Design Studio Track: Studio courses in Architecture Design at three levels. Students choose one track for 6 credits depending on proficiency.

Archaeology Field Studies

Students should apply directly through the Trasimeno Archaeology Field School program.

Most courses use a textbook or a “reader,” a packet of information compiled by the professor. Books and readers will be available for purchase at the ISI or at local copy shops and bookstores. You will receive more information regarding locations and costs on arrival.


  • Review all course information for the program carefully.
  • Secure approval for at least 3 elective courses per session.
  • Please list courses in order of preference.

Enrollment Process

Official course registration will take place upon arrival. The online course form you submit to Arcadia prior to acceptance is not set in stone.

Miscellaneous Fees

Your course may require academic excursions and other activities that have additional fees associated which are not included in your program fee. Please be sure to consult the ISI course pages to learn if your courses have associated lab fees.

Grade Scale

Grades will be reported exactly as they appear on the ISI transcript.