Since 1963 Gonzaga in Florence (GIF) has been the flagship study abroad program for Gonzaga University students. We also host students from a number of partner universities within the Jesuit network of colleges and universities in the United States.
As part of Gonzaga University, the GIF campus defines itself as an exemplary learning community that educates students for lives of leadership and service for the common good.
In keeping with our Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic heritage and identify, we create opportunities for our students to actively engage with our host communities in Florence. Beyond visiting museums, churches, and other monuments, Gonzaga in Florence students are active members of the Florentine community. Our students are interns in local business, volunteers with local charities, teaching assistants for English classes at local schools, or through our very popular English for Pasta program. Our broad range of courses all offer opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom, taking advantage of the unique cultural resources at hand in Florence.