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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:
A course taken in the summer must meet for a period of at least four full weeks, with a minimum of 35 instructional hours, in order to be eligible for study abroad transfer credit.  
   •    A one-course program must meet for a minimum of four weeks and will yield one transfer credit.
   •    A two-course program must meet a minimum of six weeks, during which both courses meet for at least four weeks each, and will yield two transfer credits.

In general, students may receive no more than two transfer credits per summer program.


La Pietra is NYU's 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. Students experience the splendor of the Italian Renaissance as they are exposed to the cultural wealth of Florence.

The city of Florence serves as an extended classroom. 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 such celebrated cities as Rome, Siena, Verona, Mantua, Ravenna and Arezzo.

Courses include intensive study of Italian in which the city of Florence is part of the learning experience. The program offers a variety of challenging and engaging courses in Italy's fine arts, contemporary culture, cinema, and literature.


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This program is currently not accepting applications.