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

Spring 2022 Courses
To see an up-to-date listing of all Spring 2022 courses, please visit the Lorenzo de' Medici "Course Schedules" page. Once there, select the "Florence" site, and "Spring 2022" term.

Visit the following link to see a tentative list of Spring 2022 Courses

Fall 2022 Courses
Course schedules for the fall 2022 semester will be available in the spring of 2022. You may refer to the fall 2021 schedule found on the Lorenzo de’ Medici “Course Schedules” page to see what is typically offered in the fall semester. Select “Florence” for the site and “Fall 2021” for the term*. This schedule will eventually be found under the “Past Schedules” tab when the new fall schedule becomes available.

*Course schedules are not available until approximately four months prior to the semester start date. For advance planning purposes, you may use the previous year’s semester schedule. Note: terms need to match, i.e., you could use a fall 2021 schedule as a good estimate for courses that are likely to be offered in fall 2022 and spring 2022 as a good estimate for spring 2023. Course offerings do not change much each year, but you should always double check to make sure. It is also a good idea to identify one to two backup courses, just in case.  

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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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