|Texas State Application Opens (Tentatively)||November 3, 2017|
|Depart the US||May 31, 2018|
|Arrive in Italy||June 1, 2018|
|Depart from Italy||June 22, 2018|
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.
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
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.
- 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.
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.