Dates: July 6 – August 8, 2021/ Summer 2
Baylor in Tuscany is a summer program offering students the opportunity to earn six hours of college credit in the beautiful and historic city of Florence. Baylor faculty directs the entire program, while Italian staff provides administrative support. Students live in fully-furnished apartments (double-occupancy rooms) in downtown Florence. This summer program boasts four major advantages: it offers six credit hours in four and a half weeks, numerous opportunities for immersion in the language and culture of Italy, and visits to places of interest in Florence, Rome, Venice, Murano, Burano, Siena, Assisi, and Fiesole. Florence provides an ideal location for summer study owing to its importance as a medieval and Renaissance cultural center, its proximity to other historic and cultural sites, and its temperate climate. Beaches on the Tyrrhenian sea are within easy access.
Baylor in Tuscany classes are held in Palazzo Guadagni, a 16th-century landmark home of the Florentine Renaissance, only a few steps away from the Ponte Vecchio and the Church of Santo Spirito. Students are also within walking distance of the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi, the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, and the train station. Students receive food subsidies for breakfast, lunch and dinner (on weekdays) and can either eat in a café or buy provisions from a grocery store or delicatessen in the area.
Students will take day-long trips to the cities of Siena and Assisi. In addition, the group will take a three-day, two-night excursion to Venice and a three-day, two-night excursion to Rome. In Florence, students will have the opportunity to visit major museums and points of interest such as the Uffizi, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the Galleria dell’Accademia, and to take cooking classes.To apply, click here.
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