University of Florence

University of Florence LibraryStudents proficient in Italian can take a course at the University of Florence during the spring semester. Courses at the University consist of three months of lectures in Italian, followed by a final oral exam. As part of the university program, students work in tutorial sessions with university faculty assistants.

These tutorials, unique to the Sarah Lawrence program, allow students to more deeply explore areas of interest and research projects. The tutorials incorporate other resources in Florence—libraries, archives, movies, lectures—to add a deeper dimension to University study.

University courses may be chosen from areas such as:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Cinema
  • Modern History
  • History of Music (Read more about studying music in Florence)
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women's History

On Florence

"My time at the University of Florence was invaluable. My language skills improved and, more importantly, by working and studying alongside Italians, I finally shed my tourist status and was able to immerse myself fully in the culture." — Elisabeth Fay, past Florence participant