What better place to find inspiration than the birthplace of the Renaissance? Florence has cultivated the ideas and inventions of visionaries like Galileo, Leonardo, and Machiavelli. It enabled talents such as Brunelleschi, Dante and Donatello to emerge to fame. More recently, designers like Cavalli, Gucci, and Ferragamo call Florence home. There is something in the air of this central Italian city that sparks creativity. Discover your muse in Florence, where you can study art history while gazing at Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, build your artistic portfolio in the city of Michelangelo, be wowed by high-end fashion as you walk down the street, and satisfy your every foodie-and-oenophile dream as you slip into your own Florentine life.
22 Traverse de la Cortesine, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Stroll down the graceful Cours Mirabeau, studded with sparkling fountains and gorgeous aristocratic buildings. Stop to sip an espresso at Les Deux Garçons—Paul Cezanne and Emile Zola’s favorite hangout—before browsing the quirky boutiques and galleries of Vieil Aix. With our two partner universities providing an integrated, authentic student experience, you’ll find programs designed to meet your academic and career interests in Aix-en-Provence. Courses are taught in English or French and take advantage of the culturally rich, visually stunning surroundings through activities like volunteering and excursions to Avignon, Arles, and Carmargue. Explore the traditional aspects of French culture in this idyllic town where cafés, theaters, farmers' markets, sunshine, blue skies, and a warm welcome await.
Longitudinal Norte, Sector: Montenegro-Los Ermitaños, Llayllay, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
This relaxed, friendly city offers the best of both worlds: Easy access to Chile's natural wonders and urban amenities, all in a city that's home to so many parks that it’s nicknamed the garden city. Immerse in Spanish language and Chilean culture through courses at the University of Viña del Mar, known for its focus on international students and its pioneering environmental engineering program. Gain hands-on experience through CEA's volunteering and service learning opportunities and turn the city into your classroom through a range of cultural activities, like visits to Casablanca’s wineries, poet Pablo Neruda's home on Isla Negra, and excursions to the nearby capital, Santiago.