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CET Florence

Study in Florence. Your Dream Semester Starts Now.

Stroll through cobblestone streets. See stunning works of art. Travel to Rome and Venice. Find your favorite café for reading. All while taking inspiring courses and earning the credits you need.

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Spring 01/27/2016 05/14/2016 15 Weeks 12-15 $20,990
What’s Included
None October 15
Fall 08/31/2016 12/17/2016 15 Weeks 12-15 $20,990
What’s Included
None May 1
Summer Learn More About the Summer Program

Your transcript will come from Vanderbilt University if you’re a Vanderbilt student, or the University of Florence if you’re not.

Ready to begin your experience abroad?Apply Now

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Attention from Staff

In a city with plenty of study abroad options to choose from, CET Florence is one of the smallest programs you’ll find. And that means more individual attention for you. Have a question about your apartment? Want to volunteer? Need help finding a doctor? Just ask the staff. They go the extra mile for students, and you’ll have everything you need for an exceptional semester abroad.

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Take the Courses You Need

Interested in Italy? Try Renaissance Art & Architecture. Need psych credits? Take Cross-Cultural Psychology. Want to go into business? Select International Marketing. Whatever your choice, the program’s academic quality is on par with what you’d have at home. Enjoy the inspiring courses you’re used to, and then head to your favorite trattoria after class.


Easy Overseas Living

Florence is perfect for dipping your toe into overseas life. It’s an international city that is decidedly Italian. It’s big in importance, but small in size. You can try speaking Italian, or rely on English. You can enjoy the excitement of living abroad in the comfort of a student-friendly city. And you’ll have plenty to study during the week, with plenty of travel time on the weekends.

Vanderbilt University and CET

CET partners with Vanderbilt University to operate this program. You get the best of both worlds—Vanderbilt’s outstanding academics + CET’s three decades of experience in study abroad. The best part: you don’t have to be a Vanderbilt student to attend. Student from all schools are welcome to apply.


Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $16,995 goes to tuition & fees, and $3,995 goes to housing.

Spring or Fall

$20,990/ Semester

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $1,400 for airfare and $2,500 for meals. Students typically spend about $3,000 on personal expenses, too.

What's Included


Any activity that we arrange is included in tuition. We also give you a pass that gets you into every public museum in Florence for free.

Group Trips to Rome & Venice

We’ll take you on two overnight trips—to Rome and to Venice. You can return after two days on our dime, or extend your stay at your own expense.

Housing in an Apartment

We arrange your housing in a downtown apartment, right in the historic city center.


We guide you step-by-step through the visa process. You do the legwork, but we’ll make sure you have the documents & information you need, when you need it.

Course Materials & Transcript

Your textbooks & course supplies are covered and waiting for you in Florence. And we’ll send you a transcript at the end of the term, too.

Staff Support

We support your journey, every step of the way. From pre-departure to orientation to on-site to re-entry. We’re here to help.

Medical Insurance

We provide you medical insurance. Insurance is comprehensive and includes coverage for medical evacuation.



Need money? You can apply for a CET scholarship, or learn about other sources of funding, like Diversity Abroad or the Fund for Education Abroad.

What's Not Included

The program fee does not include round-trip transportation to & from Italy, meals, items & services of a personal nature, and medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided.

Homestay fees are not included in tuition. These additional fees cover lodging with daily breakfast and dinner. The homestay fee for Spring or Fall 2016 is $2,900.

Price Subject to Change

CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control. This right includes, but is not limited to, surcharging students for additional costs incurred due to under-enrollment in any given course.