Study in the heart of Florence with ISI

Situated in a pair of centuries-old palazzi in the heart of Florence, International Studies Institute Florence (ISI) is a modern and innovative institution offering an array of affordable, dynamic programs in areas as diverse as Architecture, Food Studies, Art History, Italian Culture, STEM, Fashion, Psychology, and more. You can build your semester from a choice of expert-taught courses to create a truly unique educational experience at this accredited, private institute which utilizes the city of Florence as a living laboratory.

The Renaissance is all around you as you explore Florence’s cobblestoned streets. In the shadow of Brunelleschi’s Duomo, you’ll ponder the many luminaries who lived, worked, created, and built there over centuries, while immersing yourself in the artistic, culinary, and cultural treasures of this beautiful city. 

Internships, field study, research, leadership and community engagement opportunities, and extracurricular activities will take you out of the classroom and into the authentic communities of Italy. This program welcomes students who are looking for an innovative, personalized experience in one of the world’s most inspiring study abroad destinations. Program features include:

  • Curricular Concentrations: Create a customized semester of courses in an array of subject areas, or choose to focus in areas including Art History; Food Studies and Sustainability; History; Italian Studies; or Studio Art.

  • Advanced Architecture and Interior Design: The ISI School of Architecture offers semester and summer programs in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, structural engineering and more, taught by practicing professionals.

  • STEM in the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance: Take courses in Physics, Math, Biology and Chemistry, all taught in English.

  • Special Programs for student Scholars, as well as opportunities for Internships, Community Engagement, and Global Leadership.

  • Virtual Internship Option: Replace one elective course with a virtual internship through Arcadia to add international professional experience to your resume. See the Internship Placement Guide for information about placement details.

  • Arcadia Italy Weekend: A tailored weekend trip for all Arcadia students coming to Italy to enhance a sense of belonging to the Arcadia community. Students will explore hidden areas of Italy (among the Abruzzo, Marche or Romagna's countryside) that are off the beaten tracks and authentic.

  • Participants on the ISI Florence Program are required to be vaccinated against COVID and to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of participation.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2023 1/10/2023 4/29/2023 12-16 $18,220 10/1/2022 More Info
Fall 2023 8/29/2023 12/16/2023 12-16 $17,995 4/20/2023 More Info
Academic Year 2023 8/29/2023 4/27/2024 24-32 $35,450 4/20/2023 More Info
Spring 2024 TBA TBA TBA TBA 10/1/2023  

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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Student health, safety and security in Italy are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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