Summer Programme

Summer in Florence 2018

Program at a glance

  • Choose between three Academic Programs (a 3-week Maymester, a 4-week Summer program in June or combine both for a 7-week experience) in Florence.
  • Students can choose between the Academic Programs and a 7-week Internship Program focusing on hospitality, tourism management and Italian food and wine culture.
  • Open to high school graduates, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.
  • No previous Italian language study required.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA required (2.0 and above considered on a case by case basis).
  • Program includes tuition, housing, meal vouchers, and cultural activities.
  • Courses offered in anthropology, art history, drawing, entrepreneurship, fashion, history, Italian language, marketing, painting, photography, sociology and Italian food and wine culture.
  • The local RICHMOND Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies.

The Program Fees Include:

  • Tuition—up to 10 semester credits (subject to program, course and optional trip selection)
  • Housing in apartments or as a paying guest in an Italian home (utilities and local stardard wi-fi included). Homestay option available only for the 7-week programs.
  • Meals Vouchers
    • Maymester—10 breakfast vouchers and 10 dinner vouchers to use in a choice of selected local restaurants, cafès and grocery stores 
    • 4-week Summer Program—20 breakfast vouchers and 20 dinner vouchers to use at selected restaurants, cafés and grocery stores
    • 7-week Programs (Internship and Maymester + 4-week Program)–students receive all meal vouchers outlined above.
  • Cultural and social activities such as museum visits, dinner with Italians, cooking and wine tasting classes and gelato tours
  • Access to the British Institute Library
  • Student support including services of a pre-departure Student Advisory Center and an on-site Resident Director
  • Pre-departure handbook

    Simona Michelotti

    Dr. Simona Michelotti
    Richmond Study Center
    Via Maggio 11
    Florence 50125 Italy
    Phone: (+39) 055 213851