Students in the Wells in Florence program can select from a wide variety of courses in the humanities, arts*, business, social science and more.

"Before the program I had no interest in working abroad. The world is shrinking and now I am more than willing to work in another country. My experience is always discussed in interviews and gives me an advantage in the job market."

—M.B., Indiana University

Students enroll at the Lorenzo de' Medici Institute (Ldm), where all courses are taught in English. Students need not have knowledge of Italian.

  • Art History
  • Fashion
  • Classical Studies
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
  • Communications
  • History of Architecture
  • Painting
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Environmental studies
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Religious Studies
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Theatre and Opera
  • Graphic Arts

Italian language courses are not a requirement of the Wells in Florence program. Students with adequate background in Italian can take certain courses in Italian if they wish, but that is entirely optional.

*Did you know Florence's Historic Centre is named one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites for its extraordinary Renaissance architecture and art galleries? With an exceptionally wide variety of painting, drawing, design, theater, dance, sculpture, photography, printmaking and fashion design courses to choose from, LdM is the perfect choice for students interested in the creative arts and design!

Course Listings

Fall 2021 Courses

To see an up-to-date listing of all fall 2021 courses, please visit the Lorenzo de' Medici "Course Schedules" page. Once there, select the "Florence" site, and "Fall 2021 Florence" term.

2020–2021 Courses 

Click the following links to see sample lists of spring 2021 courses or fall 2020 courses.

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You can contact Amy Torea, Wells College Florence Program Coordinator, at or call 315-364-3291 for more information.


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