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Program Description
The deadline to apply to this program has been extended to March 8th, 2018.



   Quick Facts

  • Application Deadline Extended to March 8!
  • From May 21 to June 15, 2018, students earn six upper-division credits while living and studying in beautiful and historic Florence, Italy.
  • Joint program offered by faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the College of Health Solutions (CHS). 

  • Academic visits to La Specola Museum (Museum of Natural History), Museo Galileo, Accademia Gallery, and Leonardo da Vinci Musuem.

  • Space is limited. Apply early! 

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.



Location Details

Faculty in CLAS and CHS will facilitate historical perspectives on science, medicine, and art in Florence, Italy. Italian museums house unique exhibits that illustrate the historical relevance of (and connection between) medicine, science and art. Students will learn through the same experiential opportunities which will include visits to museums and libraries, among other places. Through these experiential learning excursions, students will share perspectives across disciplinary boundaries and gain an appreciation for the integration of science and humanities.

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

  • This is a cross-disciplinary opportunity open to all students across the university.

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA and completion of 25 - 30 credit hours at the time of enrollment.

  • Honors contracts are available.


Students will enroll in a total of 6 credits for this program:

MED 300: Historical and Contemporary Issues in Health  (3)
General Studies L. Fulfills CHS upper division literacy requirement and may be selected as an upper division elective.

ENG 469: Science and Literature  (3)
General Studies L or HU.

CHS 499: Individualized Instruction (3 - 6)
Fulfills CHS upper division elective credit. Students may cross-list for ENG 469.

ENG 499: Individualized Instruction (3 - 6)
Fulfills CLS upper division elective credit. Students may cross-list for MED 300

Students participating on this program may wish to enroll in the Gateway to Italian course offered during the spring session B semester preceding the summer program.  This course is designed for non-speakers of Italian to gain basic language skills to help them during their study abroad experience. For more information, please consult this flyer.  Please note that enrollment in this course is entirely separate from the study abroad program.

Museum in Italy


Faculty Directors

Mark Lussier, PhD
Professor, Department of English
LL 542A

Alison Essary, PA-C, DHSc
Clinical Professor,
School for the Science of Health Care Delivery

Photo of Faculty, Mark Lussier

Faculty, Alison Essary


Italy housing

Program Housing

Students will be housed in shared apartments in Florence, Italy through an on-site provider, ACCENT. The apartments are within walking distance to classrooms and study center facilities. 

ACCENT also provides students full access to their Florence Study Center. This includes experienced local staff, computer access, a lending library, and a study area.



Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. On this program, there will be a great deal of walking and the use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Group Photo in Italy


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2018 is $5,440.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition, lodging, transportation for program-related excursions, organized cultural excursions, entrances to museums, and international health insurance. Not included: ASU student fees, roundtrip airfare from the United States to Italy, passport and visa fees, meals, books, and personal travel expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.


Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.