Rediscover the Renaissance and the rebirth of antiquity in the living museum that is Florence, Italy. The city is your classroom as top researchers and scholars help you uncover the connections among the past and present, politics, and creative genius. The Florence staff and faculty have rich international expertise and research interests. They’ll provide academic and cultural guidance and facilitate your immersion and integration into the community.
The Florence Summer Session allows you to customize your program according to your interests and desire for exploration. To enhance your learning experience, most courses feature field trips and excursions within Florence and to locations outside the city. Internships are also available.
Create your own program by choosing from an array of courses, including Spanish, writing, LGBT studies, and psychology. Travel to Andalucia, visit Madrid’s art museums, and attend the theater and concerts. Or experience the Spanish workplace by doing an internship in local businesses. As part of your academic program, you’ll go on long-weekend study tours to two of the most celebrated regions of Spain. In Andalucia, learn about Spain’s unique history as you visit important sites such as the Great Mosque of Córdoba, the Seville Cathedral, and the Alhambra of Granada. During the session, you will live with a family or in a local residence hall, and experience authentic daily life in Madrid. You’ll also participate in extracurricular activities, such as a visit to a vineyard for a wine tasting, a cooking course, a bullfight, and a hiking excursion, and you’ll get to know young locals.
Imagine life where the days are long on sunshine, and the evenings are full of the colors and sounds of people who enjoy life to its fullest. Based in festive and modern Madrid, the SU program explores the entirety of Spanish culture. You'll begin with one of several distinct Signature Seminars. Your homestay family will introduce you to the language and customs of Spain at home, plus our cultural activities and service learning programs will further immerse you in your new surroundings.
The SU Madrid program also offers specialized programs in immersive Spanish language and in business.
Students are encouraged to enroll in fall, spring, or summer semesters! During the Madrid Summer Session, students enroll in 3-9 credits.
Internships are also available for 1-3 credits in a variety of fields. In fall and spring, students must be enrolled in the semester program in order to take part in an internship.