Summer in Florence - May 27 - July 7, 2018


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Program Summary

Students experience the splendor of the Italian Renaissance as they are exposed to the cultural wealth of Florence. World famous for its piazzas, palaces, churches, and museums, it is also close to the picturesque Tuscan countryside. The program organizes excursions within Florence and to other celebrated Tuscan and Italian cities.

Students sitting in circle on grass in Villa La Pietra

“The academic program included excellent courses to fully enrich my experience in Florence. Courses used the city in an interactive manner and took full advantage of the city's history and language.”

Application Deadlines

December 1 - Application Launch
February 1 - Priority Deadline
March 1 - General Deadline
April 15 - Final Deadline
April 30 - Final Confirmation

Contact Info

NYU Global Programs


t: (212) 998-4433

f: (212) 995-4103

Program Director

Stefano Albertini, Director, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò; Clinical Associate Professor, Italian Studies.  

Tuition and Fees

The College of Arts and Science discounts CAS Summer Abroad tuition 33% to offset additional costs of study abroad. This discount is already calculated in the below rates. Fees, Housing and International Insurance are required, and these rates are set by NYU.

2018 Program Costs  
Undergraduate Tuition - 8 points $7,576
Undergraduate Registration Fee - 8 points $948
Program & Activities Fee $700

GeoBlue International Health Insurance

for 6 week program



Single Room (with meal plan)

Double Room (with meal plan)

Triple Room (with meal plan)

Quad Room (with meal plan)






PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

Students are encouraged to budget for summer abroad programs based on individual needs. Additional resources for planning are available by clicking below.

Grounds of Villa La Pietra

Students walking through La Pietra

Perseus with head of Medusa statue


The program offers Italian language courses at all levels as well as a variety of courses in fine arts, history, and literature. The program is designed to expose students to the rich cultural offer of the city of Florence, which serves as an extended classroom. When selecting faculty NYU Summer in Florence combines the best Italy has to offer with the best to be found in the United States. All speak English fluently.

The city of Florence from a distance


Students must register for 8 points.  

Language Courses

Content Courses Conducted in English

Housing & Meals

La Pietra is NYU's academic center for study abroad in Florence. Donated to the University by Sir Harold Acton, this 15th-century, 57-acre estate is graced by five villas, formal gardens, olive groves, and a priceless art collection. The estate is situated just outside the city center of Florence, a 20-minute walk or a 10-minute bus ride away.

All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students reside on the estate grounds in Villa Natalia which is air-conditioned and includes a cafeteria, a computer lab, a student lounge, a small gym, and a laundry facility. The greater La Pietra facilities include multimedia-equipped classrooms, a screening room, two computer labs, a reference library, and a second cafeteria with terrace.

Housing rates are inclusive of breakfast and dinner daily in the Villa Natalia cafeteria. Students are responsible for their own lunches, snacks, and other non-program meal expenditures. Lunches are available for purchase on-campus at the Villa Natalia cafeteria.


Day trips are offered most Fridays and one weekend trip to Rome is included. These excursions are integrated in the curriculum, and cover artistic, historical, literary and musical aspects of the visited sites. This year visits may include western Tuscany, Rome, Parma, Verona and Mantova. The tour of Rome includes major museums and archaeological highlights.

Two hands holding a cup of ice cream with words 'perche' no' and another ice cream cone


Stefano Albertini
Ph.D., Stanford University

Stefano graduated in contemporary Italian history form the University of Parma (Italy) and completed his graduate studies at the University of Virginia (MA) and Stanford (PhD). He has been at NYU since 1994 where he has taught courses both on Renaissance and Contemporary Italy. As Director of the Casa, he has interviewed and interacted with the major Italian directors, actors, and writers of the last two decades. He was at La Pietra with the first group ever of NYU students who studied at La Pietra in June 1994. He considers Florence his adoptive city and knows it throughly.

Roberto Scarcella-Perino
M.M, University of Bologna

Silvia Giorgi
Ph.D., University of Siena

Claudia Bucelli
Ph.D., University of Florence

The Arno River at nighttime with Ponte Vecchio in distance