Program Requirements

The Wells in Florence Program is open to Wells College students as well as students from other American universities and colleges who are in good academic and disciplinary standing, as indicated by the student's home institution.


Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8; if you do not meet this requirement, please contact us at for additional information.


Some knowledge of the Italian language is recommended, but not required. Most courses are taught in English.
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Sophomore, Junior or Senior Class Status

Applicants must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing by the time the program begins to participate in this program.

Good academic and disciplinary standing

Academic and disciplinary history will be considered when determining whether a student is eligible for this program. Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at their home institution.

Valid Passport

Students with a valid passport should check the expiration date. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months after your anticipated return to the U.S. from studying abroad. If your passport is not valid for at least six months after your anticipated date of return to the U.S., you must renew your passport before applying for the visa you will need to enter your host country.

Study Visa

As a student planning to study in Italy for more than 90 days, you are required to obtain an Italian student visa. You must apply for this visa at one of the ten Italian consulates in the United States. You may only apply for the study visa within 90 days of departure.

Although you must apply for the visa on your own, the Wells in Florence coordinator will help guide you through this process.

The Wells in Florence Program is open to Wells College students and to students from other American colleges and universities who are in good academic standing.

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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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