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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: January Intersession
  • Budget Sheets: January Intersession
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
January Intersession 2019 08/30/2018
Rolling Admission 01/01/2019 01/12/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Apartment
Minimum GPA: 2.80 Class Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Credit Type: Fairfield Credit External Students: Yes
Internships: No Service Learning: No
Great for these academic disciplines: Art History Language Requirement: Any
Program Description:

Group shot of AH 130


Due to "popular demand" this application has been closed!!!  We do have other January Intersession options in Florence and in Aix-en-Provence, France that you can look into!


JANUARY 1 - 12, 2019
Spend your winter break in Florence, Italy, the historic "cradle of Renaissance civilization." Fairfield University offers you the opportunity to earn three credits while taking a fascinating course in one of  Europe's most-loved cities.
AH 130 Early Renaissance Art in Florence (3 credits)
Discover beauty and inspiration through direct enjoyment of masterpieces of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci.  Spend 10 days with Dr. Philip Eliasoph, full-time Professor and Art Historian, as he lectures about the early 15th century in Florence and examines the artist and architects who contributed to the Early Renaissance while visiting such sites as the Museum at the Florence Cathedral, the San Marco Monastery, the city of Siena and more!

Program Fee $3750 Includes:
  • Three Fairfield University Undergraduate Credits (AH 130 satisfies Visual & Performing Arts core requirement for FFLD Students)
  • Apartment Housing in historic city center
  • Transportation to Siena and Pisa Viareggio and Lucca
  • Museum and site visits
  • Ground Transportation to and from Florence airport for group travelers
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Health Insurance
Friends in Florence AH 130
Costs not included in Program Fee:
  • Airfare
  • Additional meals and incidental expenses
  • Immunizations and vaccines
  • Passport

Rennaisance ArtFACULTY

Philip Eliasoph, Ph.D., professor of art history, Fairfield University
Yael Eliasoph, lecturer; Italian language, Department of Modern Languages, Fairfield University


This program has rolling admission, first come first-serve -  Applications are open as of July 1, 2018.  Students will be accepted beginning July 2nd based on successfully completing the program requirements and University review.

Program fee $3,750
will be due on or before October 1, 2018.  For best airfare rates, the sooner accepted students Commit and pay the program fee the sooner we will be able to provide you with the information about the required group travel flight.

This program is available to all undergraduate and graduate students who are in good academic and social standing at their home institution.  A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required.

Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states.

* Updated for 2019 Program

This program is currently not accepting applications.