Gap Programs in Florence, Italy

Italian in Florence
Includes intensive, small-group language classes, a homestay with a welcoming host family (half-board), cultural activities, airport pick-up, travel insurance, and support.

1 month: $3150
2 months: $4100
3 months: $6850

Landscape to Table
Small group Italian language classes and homestay with local family, interactive seminar on Italian Wine and Cuisine, interactive seminar exploring the Florentine hillsides on foot, and a week harvesting grapes or olives at a Tuscan farm or vineyard.

5 weeks: $4950

From Michelangelo to Picasso
Spend one month in Barcelona taking Spanish and hands-on art classes, then a second month in Florence, Italy, where you'll study Italian and take studio art classes in mural painting, fresco, sculpture, or painting. 

2 months: $6,175

Florence, Italy

Known as the "cradle of the Renaissance," Florence hardly needs an introduction. Explore the narrow, cobbled streets, people watch in the plazas, and discover famous historical and artisic sites around almost every corner.

The School and Language Classes

The language school is located in a historic building in the nineteenth-century tree-lined Piazza D’Azeglio. Just a couple of minutes’ walk away is the S. Ambrogio district with its antique food stalls and flea market. It’s an area which has maintained its identity with mainly Florentine residents, off the track of mass tourism. Little shops, artisan’s workshops, coffee shops, restaurants and theaters make this part of Florence particularly pleasant and lively. Not far away are Piazza Santa Croce, the Duomo, the University and some of the most important museums in the city.The area is on most bus routes making it easy to reach other parts of the city quickly and easily. The school premises include spacious airy, classrooms, an internet point, a free Internet connection and a peaceful garden.

Cultural Activities

One afteroon activity per week is included in the price such as a guided tour of Florence and a welcome dinner, a half-day excursion to a vinyard with guided tasting, conversation partners, and visits to local artisans' workshops.

The Homestay

A homestay with a local family is the best way to gain authentic insights into the everyday life and culture of Italy. Host families come in all shapes and sizes. All homestays include breakfast and dinner.