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Study Abroad

Hofstra in Florence Program

Summer 2019 information coming soon

Program Description
Program Details
Available Courses

Program Description

Become a citizen of the world in the heart of beautiful Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, and, historically Italy’s most famous city of art, commerce, music, architecture, literature and food.  Florence is the ideal place to enrich your studies, your life, and your resume with the global literacy skills required of students in the 21st century, all while earning 6 Hofstra credits at a reduced rate!

Live Your Own Renaissance!
Join us in Florence, Italy, aka “the living museum!”  Capital of the region of Tuscany and located along the beautiful Arno River, Florence has been a must-see destination for students and travelers for centuries.  As you walk to your classes each day, you will be following in some very famous footsteps and may even recognize the streets and locations written about by Dante, Boccaccio and Petrarca.

Cultural Activities

During your stay in Florence, you will have the chance to participate in daily activities and excursions that are all included in the program fee. These activities, sponsored by the Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici, our host institution, include such events as: cultural lectures on topics ranging from old Florentine customs to contemporary film and the arts; visits to museums or walking tours of specific neighborhoods; concerts; film screenings; cooking lessons; rafting on the Arno River; and field trips to cities such as Fiesole, Lucca or Bologna.

Program Details

Students from Hofstra and other universities are encouraged to apply to the program.  Acceptance and participation are contingent upon continuing compliance with the pre-departure process and timely submission of complete program application, including necessary forms and a non-refundable $400 deposit.

The program fee of $5,400 covers:

  • One 3-credit course at local host institution immediately transferrable to Hofstra
  • Round-trip airfare, NYC-Florence
  • Airport transfer to Florence center
  • Housing in  apartments (share/single occupancy)
  • Group dinners
  • Guided tours with art history professors
  • International health care coverage
  • Cultural extracurricular activities

In addition to the program fee, students pay standard Hofstra tuition and fees for the second 3-credit course.

Financial aid in the form of student loans is available; interested students should initiate the loan process as early as possible with their university’s financial aid representative.

*The program fee quoted above is subject to change. 

Application Information
For an application, please visit Hofstra.edu/studyabroad and click on “Study Abroad Applications” under the “useful Resources” tab.  Download and complete the Hofstra Florence application and the four (4) necessary forms.  Bring the completed application, necessary forms and $400 nonrefundable deposit receipt to the Office of Study Abroad Programs, 107 Roosevelt Hall, South Campus, by Friday, March 12, 2018.


Dr. Simone Castaldi, Director, Hofstra in Florence Program

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

319 Calkins Hall

107 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549-1070

e-mail: simone.castaldi@hofstra.edu

Fax: 516-463-2310

Available Courses

Students enroll in 6 semester hours: 3 semester hours of a course taken with the local host institution at a reduced rate (included in program fee); PLUS 3 semester hours of a second course taught by Hofstra faculty, at the regular Hofstra tuition rate.

Choose one 3-credit course offered by our local host at a reduced rate:

AH 03 (AA)                Art: Antiquity to Early Renaissance (in English)
FA 045 (CP)               Introduction to Painting (in English)
HIST 108 (HP)           Italian Renaissance Civilization and Culture (in English)
IB 150                         Introduction to International Business (in English)
RHET 055                   Intercultural Communications (in English)

ITAL 003                    Elementary Italian II*
ITAL 101                    Language and Reading (in Italian)*
ITAL 102                    Language and Reading (in Italian)*
ITAL 109/110             Conversation and Oral Practice (in Italian)*

*These courses count for Hofstra major/minor in ITAL

Choose one 3-credit course offered by Hofstra faculty at the regular tuition rate:

ITST 144 (IS)             Italian Food Culture (in English)*
ITLT 041 (LT)             To Hell and Back: Dante's Inferno (in English)
ITAL 001                    Elementary Italian I (in Italian; satisfies language requirement)
ITAL 002                    Elementary Italian II (in Italian; satisfies language requirement)

*ITLT and ITST courses can fulfill requirements for the ITAL major, the ITST minor, distribution, or for the alternate language requirement option