Summer Study Abroad in Italy with FSU

In a collaboration with Florida State University, our university studies students are invited to take general and elective courses in one of the most culturally rich regions of the world. While staying in the heart of downtown Florence, you’ll be able to travel to nearby historic sites. This program is offered during the summer I semester.

More details are available in the Education Abroad Portal

About the Program

Students will take courses from Florida State University’s broad curriculum while taking organized group excursions to notable Italian historic sites and countryside.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Italian cultural immersion
  • Easy access to culturally historic and relevant sites in and around Florence
  • Free time for independent travel

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All students are required to take a total of 6-credit hours during the study abroad semester. Course offerings are from Florida State University. Use the Texas A&M Transfer Course Equivalency website to evaluate course equivalency.

View Florida State University’s international programs course catalog for information about the curriculum. 

FAQs about the Program

What are the eligibility requirements?
  • Open to University Studies — Architecture students only
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must attend all program-specific pre-departure orientations 
  • Good standing with Texas A&M University
  • Professor approval
How do I enroll in a study abroad semester?

Start your study abroad journey in the education abroad portal.

Does this satisfy the School of Architecture’s semester away requirement?

Yes, for university studies students only.

How long is the program?

The study abroad program in Italy spans six weeks. 

Will this delay my degree plan?

No. The program allows you to complete the same coursework offered at the Texas A&M campus. Because you’ll be earning college credit over the summer, you’ll be getting ahead!

How much does it cost?

Read about program costs and funding in the education abroad portal. 

What will I do during my study abroad semester?

The program is centered on living in Florence, Italy. You’ll complete courses in design, planning, and construction, as well as visit notable sites throughout the region during your stay.

Are there COVID-19 traveling restrictions?

As of October 29, there are delays in passport processing due to COVID-19. Students should apply for their passports at least three months in advance to allow for adequate processing time. Students are required to be completely vaccinated to participate in the program.