Italian Language in Florence


    Study in Florence, Italy
    Italian Language & Culture: 20 hrs / wk

    2 weeks: $1295 / 4 weeks: $1695 USD
    Start any Monday – Minimum age 16 yrs
    Open to all Worldwide


    • Low cost Tuition & Housing
    • Pre-departure resources (info)
    • Student services support staff
    • Cultural activities / field trips
    • Discount airfare booking
    • Easy check-in process
    • Earn academic credit
    • Transcript (certificate)

    The Program

    “Firenze” is a city that bustles with industry and craft, commerce and culture, art and science. This conveniently located program gives you opportunity to live the Italian lifestyle, to explore the surrounding areas and to absorb the culture of the city. Minimum age is 16 yrs.

    The Location

    The City of Florence, known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance” has approximately 500,000 inhabitants and is easy to reach by train or car. It offers the visitor artistic and cultural events year-around. The city’s position in central Italy allows students to participate in excursions to Venice, Rome, or the seaside. The program is located in the heart of Florence, between the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery.

    Courses – Start Any Monday

    Italian Language: 6 levels – beginning, intermediate, advanced. Courses are offered year-around and taught by qualified teachers. All courses are taught in small groups. Courses are held from January – November. Four hours daily, M-F. Minimum 2-weeks. May begin on any Monday. Minimum age is 16 yrs.

    Other Courses: Art History, Italian Literature, Opera, Business Italian and wine and cooking. Admissions to these courses requires an intermediate level of Italian. Course schedule available during orientation. (extra cost).

    Can start on any Monday. Absolute beginners (no previous lessons) should start on designate dates (see dates section).

    Level 1: Basic grammar and sentence structure. Essential vocabulary. Phonetics. Listening comprehension exercises. Conversation. Dictations. This course establishes the basis for a self-assurance conversation leading to independence in essential situations.

    Level 2: Development of basic grammar. Vocabulary building. Phonetics. Dictations. Exercises in oral summarizing. Conversation. Elementary readings.

    Level 3: Completion of basic grammar and its application. Vocabulary building. Written composition. Readings from contemporary authors (Calvino and Pratolini, for example). In this course, the student reaches a good level of competence and is capable of coping with normal situations in an Italian environment.

    Level 4: Syntactic structures and their use. Idiomatic expressions. Written composition. Conversation and discussion. Readings from contemporary authors (Moravia and Montale, for example). Readings from newspapers and magazines. A good level of expression is attained in this course.

    Level 5: Special syntactic structures. Synonyms and idiomatic expressions in everydayspeech. Special topics in grammar morphology. Conversation and discussion on current topics. Readings from contemporary authors. Reading and analysis of newspaper and magazine articles. In this course, fluency is attained.

    Level 6: Analysis, assimilation and use of more complex structures of the language. Topics of interest to the class. Contemporary readings. This course is the top level (Superior), and aims at general excellence.

    Academic Credit

    Students earn 3-4 credits for every 4 weeks. Thus, about 1 credit per week. 4 hours of class are taught daily, 20 hours per week.

    Financial Aid

    Yes, you can use your financial aid on this program. Please have your Financial Aid office e-mail us a “Consortium Agreement” to complete and sign.CSA does not offer any scholarships or financial aid, we can only assist you in using your home school’s financial aid on this program.

    The earlier the better, since it takes time to process. Overall, CSA does not offer any financial aid, we can only assist you in obtaining and using your aid from your home school on these programs.


    Various activities are organized: tours and excursions. Optional, and cost extra (minimum). Details provided upon arrival.


    Housing is provided in student residence, nearby flats (apts), or local Italian host family. Select your housing type on the registration form. CSA will book it. You pay there upon check-in.

    Student residence or flat (apts), and Italian home will cost approx $250 USD per week. Breakfast with host family. Can cook own meals, or eat at school cafeteria or local places. Can arrange for dinner at host family if desired.

    Also, you can arrange own housing if you prefer. Stay with a relative, friend, or book your own housing is okay with CSA.

    Again, select your housing type on the registration form online.

    Dates and Fees

    * 4 lessons per day, M-F / 20 per wk

    * Non-absolute beginners can start any Monday

    2 weeks $1295 USD
    3 weeks $1495 USD
    4 weeks $1695 USD

    Addtl week = $200 USD per week extra. Housing cost not included.


    Open to all students and adults worldwide. Minimum age is 16 yrs.


    Arrive 1 day prior to starting date (Sunday) to start housing.


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