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Lipscomb in Florence

Inspired by art, history, and delicious food, Florence is home to locals, tourists, and study abroad students from all over the world. Florence is an easily walkable city that invites curiosity and exploration on every street.

This is the alluring culture that our Florence students call home for a semester – a culture that has undeniable romanticism, and has captured the imaginations of many. Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, contains more art per square mile than any other place on earth. It is inspiring to walk the same cobbled streets as Brunelleschi, Leonardo, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Galileo and a host of others who helped shape our world and civilization. Spanning the Arno River in the central province of Tuscany, this former capital of Italy provides an ideal location for students of any discipline. While Florence is located almost at the center of the Italian peninsula, all of central Europe is simply hours away.

Lipscomb in Florence runs both in the Fall and Spring semesters. Global Learning recommends that students take between 12-15 hours while participating in a semester-long study abroad program. All students are permitted to take one online course while participating in a semester-long study abroad program. If a 2nd online course is necessary, prior approval by Global Learning and the student’s advisor are required

Check out the adventures of current and previous Florence participants on social media.

Student Testimonials 

Jessica Ferguson 

"My semester-long experience in Florence was nothing short of incredible. Beyond the cultural impact, I quickly fell in love with the relaxed pace of life and being able to view the world through a different lense. From learning new songs in Italian class, to all the authentic Italian group dinners, and the breathtaking sunset views at the Piazzale Michelangelo-each of these experiences made my time in Florence all the more special. Being able to travel to different countries and cities was also a highlight of my experience and I loved that at the end of it all I got to call Florence “Home”. It’s hard to sum up how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence but the impact that it’s left on my life will be forever lasting."