Academic Year in Florence

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, you may study at two locations. The Sede,
Middlebury’s center, is located in the heart of the old city at the
Palazzo Giugni, designed by renowned architect and sculptor
Bartolomeo Ammannati. The Universitá degli Studi di Firenze
has roots in the 14th century and is home to some of Italy’s most
respected scholars. At both the Sede and the university, you will
choose from courses in art history, ancient or modern history,
literature, political science, language, linguistics, theater study,
philology, and archaeology.

Each semester you will enroll in semester-long courses in language, linguistics, literature and culture/communication at the Sede and may take classes at the University of Florence. You will choose your university course after consultation with the director and according to the distribution requirements indicated for the area of concentration that you have chosen.

Graduate students receive one unit of credit for each course at the Sede and for those taken at the University of Florence.The independent project is worth two units of credit.

Click here for a list of "streams" (specializations) available to students pursuing the MA 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