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Program Location Florence, Italy
Sponsor CAPA
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30004
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2020 01/09/20 to 04/18/20
Current Program Dates
Fall 2019 09/05/19 to 12/14/19

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

Palazzo Vecchio
Michelangelo’s David, Giotto’s campanile, Ghiberti’s bronze doors, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus… Discover Florence, where art is a part of everyday life and masterpieces await students around every corner. The CAPA Program Center is located in the historic area of Sante Croce, just minutes away from the historic cathedral, the Duomo. Our Fine Arts Studio houses all the creative tools required for courses in oil and watercolor painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and fresco design.  

CAPA’s blend of academic and experiential education gives students the best possible in-class and out-of-class learning experience. Courses are designed to engage students in critical thought and challenge them to pursue subjects in depth through academic research and field research in Florence.

The program offers students the opportunity and independence to decide how they want to learn about culture according to how they enjoy learning. A menu of different activities, events, lectures, visits and self-directed tours are offered. 

The CAPA Fine Arts Center offers courses which rely on experiences in Florence as an artistic influence. Course examples are: Oil Painting, Frescos, Sculpture, Watercolor and Life Drawing. CAPA instructors will integrate events and activities that draw upon Florence’s cultural wealth and diversity to enrich your education abroad.

Although Italian language study is not required in order to qualifiy for this program, all Purdue students are required to take an Italian language class while in Florence. 

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CAPA.


Atop the Duomo

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

Students interested in completing an internship must have completed at least two semesters of Italian.

GPA Requirement: 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: PSY (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Although Italian language study is not required in order to qualifiy for this program, all Purdue students are required to take an Italian language class while in Florence.

For a list of the courses offered, please see the CAPA website.


Students live in shared apartments that have basic cooking facilities or with a local host family (additional fee applies). If staying with a host family, breakfast and dinner are provided.

Students pay a refundable $150 housing damage deposit.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee includes tuition for 12-18 credits, housing in shared apartments, optional internship placement, on-site orientation, bus pass, emergency medical insurance, and cultural events & activities.

The homestay option has an additional fee (not listed below) of $2,500 and includes breakfast and dinner.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2019

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$15,995.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $1,750.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,600.00
Books and Supplies$105.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$2,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
Santa Maria del Fiore

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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