Study Abroad in Florence

Study Abroad SP2023 Florence Italy

Florence 2023

Cost, Courses, and Meetings

WE ARE FULL! - Applications are closed for the CCCCD Spring 2023 Florence Study Abroad Program

Search no further your life will be transformed with this unique opportunity to study while living in Florence, Italy this next spring with Professor Eric Sanchez and students/professors from three other California community colleges.  You be swept away to the era of the Renaissance as your stroll through the streets to and from class, experience Italian culture first hand, and enjoying custom curated trips to all the local must-see spots. Don't put this off for later, now is the time to manifest your dreams into reality.

Highlights include:

  • Lodging in central Florence dorms near the Basilica di Santa Croce & every major site is just minutes away.
  • Weekly experiences with Italian life and culture.
  • Day trips to local castles, museums, cathedrals, markets.
  • A life experience that will open your world view to the possibilities that lie ahead in your path.

Los Medanos is partnering with the American Institute for Foreign Study for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  You are a short click away to see the AIFS website with more information.



We are currently taking applicants for Spring 2023.

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  • Program Fees

    Program Fees

    Base Fees
    AIFS Program

    • $7995 (lodging, medical insurance, and AIFS services)

    Costs that vary per student

    • Airfare (Optional transportation package TBA)
    • departure taxes, fees
    • passport
    • visa fees
    • medical insurance ($65 - upgrade)
    • residence ($895 - single room supplement)
    • class tuition
    • books / supplies / fees for field trip entries
    • food ($495 - optional meal voucher plan)
    • laundry


    Eligibility: This program is open to all people who will be at least 18 years old on February 4, 2023, hold a GPA of 2.25 or higher, completed 12 college/university units, and who are fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Italian law requires such proof for many program activities.

    Must be 18 years of age or older
    GPA of 2.25 or higher
    Completed at least 12 college/universities units

    Provisional student enrollment: Students who do NOT meet the application criteria (of at least 12 units and at least a 2.25 GPA) may use their current semester progress report to assist with meeting the criteria. Students will be approved to the Study Abroad Program after the progress report was review by the Dean of Study Abroad Program. Contact email to by November 9, 2022. Provisional students who finish the semester without meeting any of the minimum requirements will be dropped from the program.

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    Program fees The AIFS program costs for Florence Spring 2023 will have a base price of $7,995. These costs will include all lodging, medical insurance, and AIFS services. They will not include airfare (there will be a group flight option for an extra fee), class tuition, books, and day-to-day expenses such as food. Click here for a rundown of what specifically is and isn’t included in the costs of the program. NCSAC Florence Program Spring Semester 2023 (PDF) 

    Program fees do not include College tuition & course textbooks, transportation to and from the program, independent travel, personal items (visas, passport, laundry), medical, accident, baggage loss, personal liability, trip cancellation insurance, and meals.

    Hosted Upgrades:  Students have a choice to participate in additional packages that could secure a group rates for airfare, shared rooms limited to 2 roommates, meal plans, and additional medical insurance.

    Important Dates: 

    Priority Application Deadline - Friday, September 23, 2022
    General Application Deadline - Friday, November 4, 2022
    Mandatory CCCCD Student Meeting - TBA December 2022
    Mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting - TBA Saturday, January 2023

    Los Medanos is partnering with the American Institute for Foreign Study for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  You are a short click away to see the AIFS website with more information.

  • Financial Planning

    Financial Aid Offices: see what options are available to you at your local college and then setup an appointment with you local Financial Aid Officer. AIFS
    Make sure to run through the process for the FAFSA application website and the AIFS Financial Aid form (PDF) with your local financial aid officer.

    At this point in time, if you have completed both the FASFA application and the AIFS financial aid form you can set up an appointment with Sonya Castro  the DVC Financial Aid Office

  • Classes

    Spring 2023 Classes

    Take advantage of completing GE courses that align with CSU transfer and degree requirements. Read through the instructor bios so you can learn a little bit more about the faculty you will get to be on this journey with.

  • Meetings

    Upcoming ZOOM Information Sessions

    Upcoming ZOOM Information Sessions

    • 11/03 - Thursday, 4-5 PM
    • 11/04 - Friday, 11-12 PM