CEA CAPA-Florence

Program Details

Program Location Florence, Italy
Sponsor CEA CAPA
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30004
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 09/02/24 to 12/21/24
Current Program Dates
Spring 2024 01/08/24 to 04/25/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


CEA CAPA-Florence

Palazzo Vecchio

Michelangelo, da Vinci, Galileo, and several other historical giants called Florence home during the Italian Renaissance, contributing to the city’s rich heritage and lasting global significance. Foodies, fashion enthusiasts, history buffs, art lovers, and those with a passion for language learning will feel at home living and studying here. Florence provides first class education in a variety of disciplines such as business, communication, fine arts, gender studies, as well as a wide range of courses in the humanities. You can also take advantage of the Italian language courses which are offered at all levels to help hone your language skills. Learn through hands-on experience in this historic city full of sprawling vineyards, impressive architecture, and exquisite art.

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

Choose from multiple options for this program:

Study in Florence
Study + Intern in Florence
Business + Marketing

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


CEA CAPA-Florence

Atop the Duomo

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing 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 should have completed at least two semesters of Italian. Some placement areas may require Italian proficiency.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture] [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business] [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

Earn 12-16 credits while studying in Florence.

The program offers a variety of courses including various art classes (drawing, sculpture, oil painting, watercolor, photography), business, Italian language, history, art history, psychology, and more.

For students choosing Study in Florence or Business & Marketing, you will pick one core class and then pick your remaining courses from the course list. For students doing Study + Intern, you will do an internship for 3 credits and pick the remainder of your courses from the course list. Please note the internship option carries an additional fee.

With the exception of Italian language classes, all courses are taught in English.

For a list of the courses offered, please click here.


Excursions are subject to change.

Full-day excursions to Siena, famous for its art, history, and Palio horse race, and to the walled town of San Gimignano, with its 14 medieval towers are included with the program. Social events include an arrival reception, a mid-term dinner and a farewell ceremony.

In addition, CEA CAPA-led events in the first weeks of the program include a walk up to Piazzale Michelangelo for stunning views over the city of Florence and a hike in the nearby hills, followed by dinner in one of the best pizzerias in town. Other activities, often self-guided, reflect what is on in the city at the time and may include a walking tour to the most important markets of Florence, tasting typical Italian snacks, a night at the Opera or attending soccer match at the Florence Stadium.


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.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

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, on-site orientation, bus pass, emergency medical insurance, and cultural events & activities.

Students selecting to complete an internship will be charged an internship fee. Some housing options may have additional fees.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $17,995.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Program Discount for Purdue Students - $600.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,250.00
Visa $65.00
Books and Supplies $200.00
Meals $2,500.00
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 (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online 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

CEA CAPA-Florence

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 studyabroad@purdue.edu.