1. What is the cost of program tuition? What is included in the program fees?
The program cost for Summer in Florence can be found on the Price and Dates page. You can also see a full breakdown of the program prices and budget here.
2. When are the program fees due?
CISabroad will email invoices to students approximately one month before the program payment deadline. For example, if your payment deadline is July 15, you should expect your invoice in mid-June. If you are using financial aid, please ensure all financial aid paperwork is returned to our office by the payment deadline. If your financial aid does not cover your entire balance, CISabroad accepts these payment methods.
3. What is due with my application and when is my application due?
There are four easy steps in the Application process.
a. Fill out the online application, which includes your contact information, what program you are applying for, etc.
b. Pay the $200 application deposit that goes towards the final cost of your program.
c. Complete the Academic Reference Form, Course Selection Worksheet, Personal Statement, Applicant Profile, and Scholarship Application (Optional). In addition, the Florence University of the Arts requires you to fill out its supplemental application, which will be given to you once you have made your $200 deposit.
d. Mail in your official Transcript to our office.
For detailed instructions, see application instructions. The application due date for Summer in Florence can be found here.
4. Do I need a passport or visa? When should I apply for my passport/visa?
For almost all CISabroad programs, you WILL NEED A PASSPORT. Your passport must be valid for 6 months BEYOND the date you return to the United States. For detailed passport instructions, U.S. citizens should check the State Department's Travel Site. For Summer in Florence, you WILL NOT need a Visa. For specific Visa details, check here.
5. Is there a GPA requirement?
Yes! For Summer in Florence, the GPA requirement is 2.8.
6. What are my housing options?
Summer in Florence offers housing in shared apartments. These housing locations are within walking distance of the campus and you have the option of living in a single room or multi-bedroom. Home-stay options are available but come at an additional fee. Please contact your program coordinator immediately if you are interested in this housing option.
7. Will other students participate in the program with me? How many?
CISabroad programs are not only a great way to meet local and international students, but also students from around the United States. Program size varies each year - if enrollment size is important to you, contact a CISabroad advisor at 1-877-617-9090.
8. How many credits are offered in the program?
For Summer in Florence, you will enroll in 1-2 courses per session (3-6 US credits). To see the courses available, go to the course catalog.
9. Can I combine this program with another CISabroad program like intern, summer, or semester abroad?
Yes! A great way to extend your CISabroad experience is participating in another program. Combine semester programs to create a full academic year or if an academic year is just a little too long and a semester is too short, combine a semester and summer session or a semester and a January term program. You can also participate in a semester abroad and combine that with a summer intern abroad. To find out more information on the application process for more than one CISabroad program, contact a CISabroad advisor at 1-877-617-9090.