With sites in Ferrara, Florence, and Rome, the Middlebury C.V. Starr School in Italy offers a wide range of environments for academic and cultural immersion.
Designed for students at an advanced level of Italian, the School in Italy provides students the opportunity to enroll directly into an Italian university, taking courses in disciplines ranging from Renaissance literature to biology.
In Florence, the flagship site of the School in Italy and home of the Middlebury Sede, students are directly enrolled at one of our partner institutions: the Università degli Studi di Firenze or the Accademia di Belle Arti. In Ferrara and Rome, students are directly enrolled at our partner universities, the Università degli Studi di Ferrara and La Sapienza- Università di Roma. At all sites, students may attend one Middlebury organized class and also have the option of completing an internship for credit. All students are exposed to Italian in their daily life by living in an Italian homestay or in apartments with Italian roommates.