Students who are especially committed to learning Italian culture and language are invited to join the Florence Immersion Program. Take the next step toward fluency with special courses designed for students with Intermediate Italian or beyond. In addition to intensive language and conversation classes, NYU Florence offers Cinema Studies, Modern Literature, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Italian Opera, and a host of other courses taught in Italian (or with assignments in Italian) by a stellar faculty of local experts and professors. Full-year or spring semester students also have the option of taking courses at the University of Florence. Students can elect to reside in a homestay or Casa Fiorentina, a self-selected housing option, open to all students attending NYU in Florence who wish to speak in Italian but live within a residence hall setting. Students in the immersion program may be invited to guided tours, special trips, language exchange dinners, lectures, internships, volunteer opportunities—for this select group the learning extends beyond the classroom. As your Italian improves throughout the semester, new vistas of Italian culture and Florentine life will open up to you.