• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• At the time of participation, students must have completed one semester at a US college or university.
• 2.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Arts, business, humanities, social sciences, Italian language

Classroom Language



Apartments, Local Hosts

Program Duration

Spring: Mid-January - Early May

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2018-19  9/7/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Italy, Florence
UW in Florence

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Italy is one of those unique locations where in-class and out-of-class experiences merge, providing a living museum to great cultural traditions and historical monuments. Based in the beautiful city of Florence, this program is your opportunity to combine academics and immersion in taking advantage of the local environment. This spring semester program brings together a group of students and a UW-Madison professor to live la dolce vita in Florence.  

UW works closely with CET Academic Programs, located in the heart of historical Florence. Courses are geared toward providing you with a grounding in Italian language, and both an understanding of Italy in a cultural and historical perspective, connecting it to greater European and global issues. The cultural and historical riches of Florence create a unique and vibrant academic environment. This program is ideal if you’re looking for an academically rich study abroad experience with an introduction to Italian language.

In Florence, the renowned history of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Medici, and Boticelli will become part of your daily experience.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Gain competence with the Italian language; knowledge of Italian history, culture, and the arts
  • Integrate into the academic and social environment of CET Florence
  • Engage with fellow UW students and faculty 
  • Develop a literacy in day-to-day life in Florence
  • Achieve personal development and the ability to adapt to a new culture