CET Florence

Attention from Staff

In a city with plenty of study abroad options to choose from, CET Florence has some of the best staff in the city. 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.

Take the Courses You Need

Interested in Italy? Try Italian and European Politics. 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.

Gateway to Europe

There’s so much to see and do in Florence, from climbing the Duomo to chatting with locals over a cappuccino. But the rest of Italy and all of Europe are at your doorstep, too. Each Friday morning, head to a new destination—check out the art scene in Berlin, find the best baguette in Paris, explore the Italian coast, from Cinque Terre to Amalfi. The Italian train system couldn’t be easier, and the airport is just 30 minutes away. Buon viaggio!

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arrival date
departure date
program length
recommended credits
application deadline
Spring 01/24/2018 05/12/2018 15 Weeks 12-15 $21,590
What’s Included
None October 1
Fall 08/29/2018 12/15/2018 15 Weeks 12-15 $21,590
What’s Included
None May 1
Summer Learn More About the Summer Program

Your transcript will come from the University of Minnesota, CET’s School of Record.

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. Students from all schools are welcome to apply.

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $17,395 goes to tuition & fees, and $4,195 goes to housing.

Spring or Fall

$21,590/ 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.

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What's Included


Any activity that we arrange is included in tuition. All you need to do is bring a camera.

Group Trip to Rome & Tivoli

We’ll take you on a four-day trip to Rome & Tivoli. We take care of the transportation, hotel, entrance fees to must-see sites, and some meals.

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? CET offers over $300,000 in scholarship awards each year. You can apply for a CET scholarship, or learn about other sources of funding, like Diversity Abroad or the Fund for Education Abroad.

Application Requirements

CET’s admissions requirements include an online application form, a transcript, a foreign language writing sample, and one letter of recommendation. Our programs are designed for undergraduates who maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. However, admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, so students with lower GPAs are encouraged to apply. CET programs are open to students from any US college or university.

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 2018 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.