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Art History in Florence. Biomedical Engineering in Barcelona. Comparative Healthcare Systems in Havana. Global Business in London. With API Customized Programs, some of the best learning happens outside of the classroom walls. The world is your classroom. API is ready to help you develop your next customized or faculty-led program.
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Florence, located in the renowned region of Tuscany in northern Italy, is situated on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Italian countryside. To study and live in Florence is to walk the streets of Dante, Brunelleschi, Giotto and many other contributors to the arts and humanities. Here students can soak up the culture and history of this great city while learning Italian and studying in buildings from centuries past. Established in the 9th century BC, Florence is perhaps best known as one of the birthplaces of the Italian Renaissance at the end of the 14th Century. It is a city that welcomes visitors, scholars, artists, and students to walk her streets, relive past discoveries in the arts and sciences, and glimpse the rich history that permeates every inch of the city.
Traditional food markets
Discover famous film locations
Visiting Renaissance sights
Ribollita (vegetable soup)
Gelato (Italian ice cream)
Prosciutto e Affettati (ham and cold cugs)
Panino de Lampredotto (cow stomach sandwich)
Notte Bianca (April)
Gelato Festival (April)
New Generation Opera Festival (April-June)
International Handicrafts Fair (April-May)
Florence Dance Festival (June-July)
Estate Fiorentina Summer Festival (June-September)
Laura will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!
Ellen Oyasaeter will be one of your Resident Directors in Florence and a resource for you on-site.
Federica Guerrieri is our Italy Regional Director and a resource for you on-site.
Monica will be one of our Resident Directors in Florence and a resource for you while you are in Italy!
Valentina will be one of your Resident Directors in Florence and a resource for you while living in Italy with us!