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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 2018 08/18/2017
Rolling Admission 01/01/2018 01/12/2018

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
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:



JANUARY 1 - 12, 2018 ONE SPOT AVAILABLE - email if you are interested in applying!
Spend your semester 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 $3500 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 Assisi
  • Museum and site visits
  • Ground Transportation to and from Florence airport for group travelers
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Health Insurance
Costs not included in Program Fee:
  • Airfare
  • Additional meals and incidental expenses
  • Immunizations and vaccines
  • Passports and VISA

Rennaisance ArtFACULTY

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


Rolling admission, first come first-serve -  Applications are open as of May 1, 2017.  Students will be accepted beginning June 1st based on successfully completing the program requirements

Program fee of $3,500
* will be due at the latest August 15, 2017.  For best airfare rates, Accepted students will need to Commit and pay the program fee by August 1st to be a part of 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 2018 Program

This program is currently not accepting applications.