Florence: Academic Year

The capital of the Tuscany region, Florence is the birthplace of Renaissance culture and is home to some of the greatest treasures
of the art world. Study abroad in Florence and experience firsthand
the beauty of historic sites such as the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio.
Discover the influence of artists and thinkers such as Michelangelo,
Ghiberti, Dante, and Galileo at every turn. Centuries of scholarship
and tradition have made Florence a center for students of Italian
art and architecture, language, science, and history.

In Florence, the city is your campus. You will study at the Università degli Studi di Firenze and Middlebury’s Sede Capponi, as well as the numerous libraries, archives and academies that offer graduate students all the resources necessary to deepen their knowledge in their chosen field of study. Students will select courses based on their specializations in either the M.A. in Italian or the M.A. in Applied Languages: Italian.

Each semester you will enroll in semester-long courses in language, linguistics, literature and culture/communication at the Sede and take classes at the Università degli Studi di Firenze. You will choose your university courses after consultation with the director and according to the distribution requirements indicated for the specialization that you have chosen.

Graduate students receive one unit of credit for each course at the Sede and for those taken at the Università degli Studi di Firenze. The independent project is worth two units of credit.

Click here for a list of "streams" (specializations) available to students pursuing the M.A. in Italian.


The Italian School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5727
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Italian School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Joseph Tamagni, Coordinator