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UF in Florence - Journalism
Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Siena, Italy; Sorrento, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Budget Sheets Summer A
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A 2018 01/29/2018
01/29/2018 05/07/2018 06/03/2018

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Language Requirement:
Minimum GPA:
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English Program Advisor: Angela Miller
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Program Type: UF Sponsored
Journalism and Communications
Program Description:

UF in Florence

College of Journalism and Communications

Summer A: May 7 - June 3, 2018


About the Program

Gators Study Abroad (

Spend 4 weeks of your summer with the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication. As one of the largest study abroad programs at UF, the CJC will venture to beautiful Florence, Italy, May 8-3, 2018. With a mix of advertising, journalism, telecommunications, and public relations courses, students will study and explore a number of historical and stunning cities throughout Italy, including:  Florence (our home-base), Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, Pompeii, Capri, Sorrento, Rome, Venice, and more. Both undergraduate and graduate students of all majors are welcome.

A Few Highlights

  •  Immerse yourself in Italian culture by living in one of the most historic cities in the world: Florence
  • Excursions to Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, and Rome
  • Optional 3-day excursion to Venice
  • Learn how to make real pasta and pizza in a personalized cooking class
  • Take a wine tour through one of Italy's fines wine regions (Chianti)


While in Florence, students will be housed in twin-room, self-catered apartments throughout the city. These apartments will be fully furnished and include a full-size kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Typically, 4-6 students will share a two-bedroom or three-bedroom apartment.  During excursions, students can expect twin/triple room hotel accommodation.
Wireless internet included in apartments.


  • Journalism and Communication majors, minors, and other interested students
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Students in good standing

Course Information

Courses are taught by UF faculty
Students earn six (6) UF GPA credit (select courses below) 

• ADV 4930/MMC6936: Culture of Italy* (Treise) 
• ADV 4930/MMC6936:  Lean In to Leadership* (Treise)
• ADV 4930/MMC6936: Happiness* (Weigold)
• ADV 4930/MMC6936: Personal Growth* (Weigold)
• ADV 4800: Advertising Campaigns

• JOU 4930/MMC 6936: Media and Health*

• RTV 4930/MMC 6936: Travel Reporting*
• RTV 3203/MMC 3203: Ethics and Problems in Mass
• RTV 4432: Ethics and Problems in Telecommunications

Public Relations:
• PUR 4100: Public Relations Writing

Visual Communications:
• VIC 3001: Sight, Sound, & Motion 

* Classes with an asterisk can be taken for graduate credit.

Other Requirements:
  • Academic Advising Form:
Complete Academic Advising from below, and bring to UF International Center (the Hub) with Deposit payment on Friday, October 27, 2017,  between 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. GPA check is required.  Course Select - Journalism Sum 2018.doc
  •   Read AIFS Program Information Sheet
 UF Florence and Rome Info Final Sum 2018.pdf:


Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program.
UFIC recommends that you speak with Allison Costa (, financial aid advisor about your financial aid eligibility for Study Abroad.
Walk-in Financial Aid Advising hours at UFIC:  Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
More information can be found at Student Financial Affairs.


2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $6,178
2018 Graduate Program Fee: $6,671

A non-refundable deposit of $800 toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. Make payments in check or money order (in person) at the UF International Center (The Hub).  If you are unable to make payment in person, please take a photo of your check or money order and email photocopy to Dr. Angela Miller at and mail to:

UF International Center
1765 Stadium Road, Suite 170 Hub
Gainesville, FL. 32611-3225

The remaining program fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment of the program fee until it disburses.

What's Included:

Tuition for 6 UF GPA credits, accommodations, in-country transportation, a number of guided tours and excursions, Italian cooking class, guest lecture, and group farewell dinner.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, most meals, optional activities, optional excursion to Venice, additional personal expenses, and textbooks.


This program does have an optional flight offer, which is NOT included in the program fee. 

 UF Italy 2018 – Florence Arrival Information Request – (Own transport students only) 

If you plan to book your own flight, instead of the AIFS group flight, please follow the link below to provide AIFS with your travel arrangements by Friday, April 6, 2018. AIFS will be in touch with you regarding transfer details no later than Monday, April 30, 2018. Flight schedule form ( ).

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Dr. Angela Miller

Anuja Parikh
352-273- 1506

Faculty Program Director
Dr. Michael Weigold



This program is currently not accepting applications.