Wells in Florence Program

Florence, situated in scenic Tuscany, is one of the premier cities to experience European history and culture — a place where cosmopolitan style exists side-by-side with old-world charm.

"The Wells College Florence Program was absolutely amazing. You took all of the necessary steps in preparing me for my semester in Italy, as well as making me feel at home when I got there. I could not have asked for anything more. It was the best experience of my life and I would give anything to relive it. Italy will always be in my mind and in my heart."
—L.K., Denison University

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Why the Wells in Florence Program?

As the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence (Firenze) has been home to countless writers, painters, sculptors and architects. It's an eminently walkable city, where world-class masterpieces of art and architecture await around nearly every corner, alongside culinary delights, modern shops and lively nightlife.

The Wells in Florence Program — which is open to students from any U.S. college or university — will provide you with a challenging and rewarding educational experience that draws upon Italy's rich cultural heritage. We are now accepting applications for the spring 2022 semester, and are still accepting late applications for fall 2021.

Since its inception in 1980, the Wells in Florence program has sent thousands of students from more than 200 colleges and universities to its partner institution, The Lorenzo de' Medici Institute, in the heart of downtown Florence.

The Wells in Florence advantage allows for unparalleled opportunities to experience linguistic and cultural adventures and interact with people from all over the world, while deepening your skills and knowledge in a variety of career fields such as: business, communications, international studies, political science, history and art history, fashion design, and many other areas within the social sciences and the arts and humanities.

In Florence, you'll choose from a wide variety of courses taught in English, as well as others focusing on Italian language and literature. And from the time you inquire and apply, all along your exciting journey from the U.S. to Italy, and throughout your entire semester abroad, you will receive extensive, consistent support from dedicated staff based on both sides of the Atlantic.

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You can contact Amy Torea, Wells in Florence Program Coordinator, at florence@wells.edu or call 315.364.3291 for more information.


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