Texas State to Tuscany

Application Deadlines

Texas State Application Opens (Tentatively) November 3, 2017

Program Dates

Summer 2018

Depart the US May 31, 2018
Arrive in Italy June 1, 2018
Depart from Italy June 22, 2018

Payment Process

Contact the Texas State Study Abroad Office for information on the payment process and deadlines.


Students will earn academic credit which transfers directly to their home institution.


Students will stay in shared hotel accommodations.

Local Transportation 

A Florence bus pass is included for the duration of stay in the city.

Excursions and Entrances 

A walking tour of Florence

Cooking classes highlighting regional fare

Tour of the Uffizi Gallery

Full-day visit to Tuscany's Chianti region

Full day tour to Castello Sonnino

Full-day trip to a Parmesan cheese producer, prosciutto producer and a local balsamic vinegar

Student Events

Social events including an arrival reception and departure ceremony

My Global City Florence

My Global City is CAPA's unique learning immersion program, which blends local culture and top-notch academics into the experience of a lifetime for our students. My Global City combines theme-based learning with unique cultural experiences, turning Florence into your classroom.


All CAPA students receive our medical, travel and accident insurance.

CAPA Services and Support

The CAPA Florence team is available throughout your program to assist and support you. Students can also contact the 24-hour emergency cell phone for any urgent situations outside of office hours.


Courses Offered:

  • GEO 4309: Cultural and Political Ecology
  • HON 3397H: International Culture
  • GEO 5390/7390: Independent Study
  • GEO 4310: Regional Field Studies
  • HON 3398S: Geography of Food and Agriculture
  • GEO 5308/7308: Regional Field Studies, or Advanced

Students may choose to enroll in 3 or 6 credits, selecting from a variety of courses listed above in consultation with the instructor.

Programming and Activities

CAPA’s unique My Global Education Program was developed to offer you, the student, a unique opportunity to make decisions about how you will learn about culture according to how you enjoy learning.  Compiled by local CAPA education abroad advisers, the calendar offers a menu of different activities, events, volunteer opportunities, lectures, visits, and self-directed tours to help teach you the most about Florence.

With My Global Education in Florence, you and your new CAPA friends will be able to:

– Take authentic Italian cooking classes (Yum!)
– Tour the secret passages of the Palazzo Vecchio
– Go on a boat trip of the Arno River
– Hike the hills outside Florence
– Play soccer with Italian students
– Visit a local shop with production of fresh pasta
– Attend a lecture about the migrant experience in Florence

– And many more!

You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of activities with varying styles of presentation. This allows you to pick a session that speaks to you and your way of learning.

Click on the photo above to learn about one student blogger’s favorite My Global Education events!

What will I be able to do with My Global Education?

CAPA presents a My Global Education Calendar to all students and faculty.  The events, reflective sessions, and activities listed are designed around significant academic themes such as Diversity, Social Dynamics, Globalization and Urban Environments.  Participation in these activities will give you an intelligent, well rounded, and in depth view of Florence and Italy.

Some CAPA professors integrate My Global Education activities into their courses and assessment, so that you may have an opportunity to reflect upon, write about and present your experiences.

Have Questions?

Anne McDonnell

CAPA Program Manager

amcdonnell@capa.org or 800-793-0334


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