Florence Scholars

Join a cohort of students who prepare academically and culturally to study at Gonzaga in Florence, with a scholarship for their term abroad.

Student receives Gelato while out in Florence

What You'll Do

  • Complete ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I and ITAL 102 Elementary Italian II. This fulfills the foreign language requirement for those with a major in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Students study ITAL 101 during fall of their 1st year with other cohort members
  • Welcome event: meet other cohort members and Florence Scholars
  • Academic lectures
  • Pasta making
  • Play bocce, cards, and other Italian cultural activities
Gonzaga students pose for picture in downtown Florence

Benefits of Participating

  • Enhance Italian language skills towards greater proficiency
  • Participate in additional service learning and internships at Gonzaga in Florence based on Italian language skills
  • First choice of Gonzaga in Florence Travel Learning Trips
  • Automatic acceptance to program upon meeting minimum requirements and application completion

Florence Scholars Facts and Figures


Total Florence Scholars


Number of Cohorts


Semesters of Italian Language completed


Over $110,000 in scholarships awarded

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