This program typically runs from mid-May through late June
This foreign study course is designed for all Business majors. Students interested in Business, Economics, Political Science, Honors and exploratory students are also encouraged to apply and will be considered on a space available basis.
This program allows you to experience living in central Florence while exposing you to Italian business practices and entrepreneurship in the 21 Century. The city is a monument to the Renaissance, and contains more art per square mile than any other place on earth. Its urban texture spans two thousand years of history, and on its streets walked Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo, and a host of others who helped shape our understanding of the sciences and art. It is also the home to firms that compete in the global marketplace using the latest technology, but who also have strong ties to the history and culture of this region of Italy.
To apply to this program, you only need to complete the UConn online application process. Do not apply directly to the Palazzo Rucellai. To begin your online application, click the “apply now” button.
You will take two courses, and earn six UConn graded credits on this program.
BADM 4893/2893: Foreign Study: Business in Italy: International and Entrepreneurial Perspective (3 credits). Businesses increasingly operate in a global environment, either directly or through suppliers. Therefore, understanding the complex economic environment and factors affecting business in an international context is an important success criteria for most students interested in business careers. This course introduces students to issues affecting entrepreneurial and international business. It also provides a hands on exposure to the Italian business environment. It is geared towards students who would like to understand the complexities of operating in an international business arena.
Case studies, guest lecturers and on site visits to a wide variety of Italian business sectors form an integral part of the curriculum. Potential company visits may include the manufacturing, banking, service, and retail industries. Through these visits and class discussions, students will develop a better understanding of Italian business and its place in the global economy.
For the second course, students can choose from the selection of summer courses offered at ISI. A list of these courses can be found here.
General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution. For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.
|UConn Dept. and #||University Course Title||Foreign #||Foreign Course||Credits||Accreditation Expiration Date|
|ANTH 1093||Foreign Study||PSYCH 100||Cultural Literacy Workshop: Pathways to Intercultural Competence||1||12/31/2020|
|ANTH 3093||Foreign Study||CAMS 150||Field Archaeology||3||12/31/2017|
|ANTH 3093 or SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||HUM 399/SOC 299||Identity and Culture in Italy: A Comparative Approach||3||6/30/2022|
|ART 2310||Basic Studio, Painting||VARTS 282||Beginning Oil Painting/Imagery of Florence||3||6/30/2017|
|ART 2410 or ART 2993||Basic Studio, Photography or Foreign Study||VARTS 261||Introduction to Photography: Portfolio of Florence||3||6/30/2018|
|ART 2993 or ART 2410||Foreign Study or Basic Studio, Photography||VARTS 261||Introduction to Photography: Portfolio of Florence||3||6/30/2017|
|ART 2993||Foreign Study||VARTS 204||Drawing: The Human Figure||3||6/30/2017|
|ART 2993||Foreign Study||VARTS 383||The Art of Buon Fresco||3||6/30/2017|
|ART 2993||Foreign Study||VARTS 430||Introduction to Digital Photography||3||6/30/2022|
|ART 2993||Art Foreign Study||VARTS 481||Drawing Florence: Putting Things in Perspective||3||12/31/2021|
|ARTH 2993||Foreign Study||ART H 199||Architecture: Roman to Early Christian||3||12/31/2017|
|ARTH 2993||Foreign Study||AAH 330||Special Topics in Art History: Michelangelo||3||6/30/2017|
|ARTH 3993||Foreign Study||HP 391||Architecture in Italy||3||6/30/2018|
|ARTH 3993||Art History Foreign Study||ARCH330||History of Italian Design||3||12/31/2021|
|ARTH 3993||Foreign Study||ARCH 430||Special Topics: The Villa and the Garden||3||6/30/2017|
|ARTH 3993||Foreign Study||AAH 214||The Art of Florence: Exploring Visual Culture||3||12/31/2020|
|ARTH 3993||Foreign Study||AAH 318||History of Italian Art II: Michelangelo to Bernini||3||6/30/2017|
|ARTH 3993||Foreign Study||AAH 330||Special Topics: Leonardo||3||6/30/2017|
|ARTH 3993||Foreign Study||AAH 318||History of Italian Art II: The Nude and the Naked. Nudity in Italian Art from the Middle Ages to Michelangelo’s Followers||3||6/30/2020|
|BADM 2893||Foreign Study||BUSN 430||The Business of Art: The Economics and Management of Culture||3||12/31/2020|
|BADM 2893||Foreign Study||MGMT 320||The Family Business in Italy||3||12/31/2020|
|CAMS 1102||Roman Civilization||CAMS/HIST 101||Ancient Rome and the Mediterranean||3||12/31/2017|
|CAMS 3255||Ancient Rome||CLAS 320/HUM 399||Archaeology and Art of Ancient Italy||3||6/30/2017|
|COMM 4460||Cross Cultural Communication||COMM 432||Intercultural Communication||3||12/31/2019|
|COMM 4993||Foreign Study||COM 430||Social Media in Life & Business||3||12/31/2019|
|COMM 4993||Foreign Study||Global Media: the Age of Persuasion||3||12/31/2019|
|COMM 4993||Foreign Study||COMM 430||Social Media: An Italian Perspective||3||12/31/2021|
|DRAM 4193||Foreign Study||Italian Theater: History, Theory, and Practice||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||Economics of Food||3||12/31/2021|
|EDCI 4088||Variable Topics||Cultural Diversity in Education||3||12/31/2018|
|ENGL 3627||Studies in Literature||From Arcadia with Love||3||6/30/2020|
|ENGL 3693||Foreign Study||COMM 430||Professional Fashion Writing||3||12/31/2019|
|HIST 3991 or UNIV 2993||Supervised Fieldwork or International Study||INT 399||Cultural Engagement Practicum Tour Guide for the City Hall (Palazzo Vecchio) Museum||3||6/30/2021|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||HIST 430||Sports History and Culture||3||12/31/2019|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||HIST 315/ POLSC 430||History and Politics of Modern Italy: the Twentieth Century||3||6/30/2019|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||HIST 310||Blood and Soul: Understanding Health in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe||3||12/31/2020|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||Italy and the Jews: History and Culture from the Renaissance to the Present||3||6/30/2021|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||HIST 310||Florence: The Story of the City||3||6/30/2022|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||HIST 310/POLSC 430||The European Union||3||6/30/2022|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||HUM 306||The History and Culture of Food: A Comparative Analysis||3||6/30/2017|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||HIST 310||Ancient Rome: Civilization & Legacy||3||6/30/2017|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||HUM 306||The History and Culture of Food||3||6/30/2017|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||ENG 430||Introduction to Humanism: Three Crowns||3||6/30/2017|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||ENG 430||Introduction to Humanism: Shifting Identities||3||6/30/2017|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||ENG 430||Introduction to Humanism: Tale of Two Cities Florence & Jerusalem||3||6/30/2017|
|ILCS 1101||The Italian Renaissance||HUM 399||The Rise of the Underdog: Women, Merchants, and Artists in Early Renaissance Florence||3||6/30/2019|
|ILCS 1145 or UNIV 1993||Elementary Italian 1 or Foreign Study||ITAL 101||Florence Experience I||4||12/13/2017|
|ILCS 1146 or UNIV 1993||Elementary Italian 2 or Foreign Study||ITAL 102||Florence Experience II||4||12/13/2017|
|ILCS 1147 or UNIV 1993||Intermediate Italian 1 or Foreign Study||ITAL 201||Florence Experience III||4||12/13/2017|
|ILCS 1148 or UNIV 1993||Intermediate Italian 2 or Foreign Study||ITAL 202||Florence Experience IV||4||12/13/2017|
|ILCS 1193||Foreign Study||Italian Language through Economics and Business||4||12/31/2019|
|ILCS 3239 or UNIV 2993||Conversation and Composition I or Foreign Study||ITAL 310 (If taught in fall)||Florence Experience V||3||12/31/2020|
|ILCS 3240 or UNIV 2993||Conversation and Composition II or Foreign study||ITAL 310 (If taught in spring or summer)||Florence Experience V||3||12/31/2020|
|ILCS 3293||Foreign Study||ITAL 430||A City with View: Modern Italy through Florence||3||12/31/2020|
|MUSI 1193||Foreign Study||MUS 201||Performance Studies||3||6/30/2017|
|MUSI 1193||Foreign Study||MUS 310||Music History of the Renaissance||3||6/30/2017|
|MUSI 1193||Foreign Study||Five Comic Italian Operas: Laughter Between Revolution and War 1733-1924||3||6/30/2020|
|POLS 3993 or HIST 3993||Foreign Study||HIST 315/ POLSC 430||History and Politics of Modern Italy||3||12/31/2020|
|SOCI 3271||Topics in the Sociology of Culture||SOC 299||Sociology of Art||3||12/31/2021|
|SOCI 3993 or ANTH 3093||Foreign Study||HUM 399/SOC 299||Identity and Culture in Italy: A Comparative Approach||3||6/30/2022|
|UNIV 1993 or ILCS 1145||International Study or Elementary Italian 1||ITAL 101||The Florence Experience I||4||12/31/2020|
|UNIV 1993 or ILCS 1146||International Study or Elementary Italian 2||ITAL 102||The Florence Experience II||4||12/31/2020|
|UNIV 1993 or ILCS 1147||International Study or Intermediate Italian 1||ITAL 201||The Florence Experience III||4||12/31/2020|
|UNIV 1993 or ILCS 1148||International Study or Intermediate Italian 2||ITAL 202||The Florence Experience IV||4||12/31/2020|
|UNIV 2993||International Study||ITAL 310||The Florence Experience V||4||12/31/2020|
|UNIV 2993||International Study||CEP 201||Cultural Engagement Practicum: Critical Disabilities Studies: Inclusive Programs||3||12/31/2020|
|UNIV 2993 or HIST 3991||International Study or Supervised Fieldwork||CEP 401||Cultural Engagement Practicum Tour Guide for the City Hall (Palazzo Vecchio) Museum||3||6/30/2021|
|UNIV 2993||International Study||Survey and Drawing: Mapping Florence Architecture||3||6/30/2022|
The program is located at the Institute for Fine & Liberal Arts in the historic Palazzo Rucellai, designed in the fifteenth-century by Leon Battista Alberti. You will find the Institute a warm and welcoming place, with an expert and accessible staff that always have time to answer a question or to help with a problem. The Institute will provide a comfortable home during the program, with classroom space, computers with internet connections, a library, and a student lounge.
You will be housed in double rooms in furnished apartments shared with other program participants. The apartments have fully-equipped kitchens and access to a washing machine. Located in the center of town, the residences are just a 15-25 minute walk to Palazzo Rucellai. Along your way, you might stop at your favorite coffee bar for a cappuccino and a pastry, gaze into shop windows, or marvel at major artistic historical landmarks. The little pleasures of Italian life, the espresso break, the gelato, buying fresh vegetables in mom and pop shops, and the Italian approach to time, become a natural part of the day.
Catherine Dudley Scholarship Fund
One scholarship each academic year will be awarded to an outstanding student with demonstrable financial need. Priority will be given to students majoring in economics. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for the Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part on the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.
Please note that the only type of financial aid that can be applied to the cost of this program, other than scholarships, are Federal Stafford Loans. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.Budget Sheets: Summer
- Location: Florence, Italy
- Terms: Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Class status:||2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year||Academic area:||Business|
|Language of instruction:||English||Prior language study required:||None|
|Open to non-UConn students:||Required GPA:||3|