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CET Florence

Italian Language +
Any Other Courses You Want

Take classes that are just as challenging and inspiring as the ones you take back home.

  • Electives for many different majors
  • Italian language 
  • Out-of-classroom learning 
  • Exceptional professors 
  • Academics overseen by Vanderbilt University

Get the Credits You Need

Whatever your major, you’ll check a required class off your list…and work with amazing instructors while you’re at it. Choose International Energy Policy or Corporate Finance. Enroll in European Banking, or tackle The European Political Economy. If you take International Management, you might visit the Gucci factory to see the entire production cycle—from design to sales—in action. Don’t see the perfect match for your interests? Talk with our staff about an independent study.

When in Italy…Try Something New

This program is all about new experiences. You’ve checked a requirement off your list. For your other electives, why not try something new? Something distinctly Italian? Embrace Florentine culture by taking Renaissance Art & Architecture…it meets at least half the time in a museum, church, or piazza. A chef introduces you to Tuscan delicacies in Food & Culture. Learn about Italy’s most influential family through The Medici: History and Legend of an Italian Dynasty. All it takes is a stroll through the Uffizi to bring their legacy to life.

Speak Up, Shape Your Experience

In an intimate program like this one, you have choices…and not just ones about which courses to take. You can volunteer—lend a hand at a soup kitchen, clean graffiti off city walls, plan activities at a local library, or work at UNICEF. You can request a homestay and enjoy life (and meals!) with an Italian family. Practice your Italian with a local language partner. Ask directions to a market or coffee bar—where you place the order. This is your chance to say what you want to get out of your study abroad experience. You bring the ideas. We’ll help connect you with the right resources.

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Curriculum & Syllabi

Advisory Board

CET maintains an advisory board of US-based scholars that provides guidance and expertise, and helps shape program development.

Andrea Mirabile

Vanderbilt University

Assistant Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies, French & Italian Department

Robert Mode

Vanderbilt University

Associate Professor, History of Art Department

Sheri Shaneyfelt

Vanderbilt University

Senior Lecturer; Director of Undergraduate Studies, History of Art Department

Mel Ziegler

Vanderbilt University

Professor of Art, Chair, Department of Art

Course Availability

Our goal is to offer every single course every term, but sometimes factors like faculty availability and program enrollment keep us from reaching that goal. If you’re concerned about needing to enroll in any one particular course, please contact us! We’ll try our best to get you the course you need.