Florence Summer Institute


Palazzo Vettori is a prestigious and ancient building located in the heart of Florence, at the corner of Via Cavour and Via Alfani, next to Piazza del Duomo. According to historian Guido Carocci, the fabric of the building started at the beginning of the 15th century. Its façade proclaims the new ideas of Renaissance architecture based on the use of rustication. Starting January 2016, Palazzo Vettori is the new home to the Kent State University Florence program.


You'll select 2 courses from those offered, earning 6 or 7 credits depending on your choices. All courses are taught in English and meet Monday through Thursday. Academic credit is awarded by Kent State University so if you are Kent State student, there is no need to transfer credits.  If you are not a Kent State student, the credits can be easily transferred. Be sure to meet with your academic advisor to discuss which courses best fit your program requirements so this experience will help you progress toward your degree.

Course offerings are subject to change and may vary each summer.  The following classes are open to all students.  Most classes have no prerequisites, but check the catalog or talk with an advisor for details.  Be sure to meet with your academic advisor to discuss which courses are best fit with the requirements for your major.

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