Director: Jason Houston, Ph.D.
Challenge your thinking. Expand your global perspective. Create lifelong and life-changing memories. Study abroad with Gonzaga in Florence and be inspired by the people, culture, language, and history you’ll discover.
Gonzaga in Florence is Gonzaga University's flagship study abroad program. Established in 1962, this program is run as a branch campus and accepts 185 students per semester. With over a half-century of history, Gonzaga in Florence has been leading the way in study abroad for decades and continues to play an important part in student's experiences at Gonzaga.
The city of Florence was chosen because of its tradition as the intellectual and artistic center of both the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It also was the student home of Aloysius Gonzaga. Its libraries, museums, churches and monuments provide today's students with unique opportunities for understanding the forces which shaped European civilization. Florence is considered one of Europe’s first “global” cities, attracting students, artists, and intellectuals for over 500 years.
Gonzaga in Florence is located in the center of Florence not far from the Duomo and looks onto the Giardino dei Semplici, a 16th-century garden created by the Medici family. It is a few steps from Fra Angelico's frescoes painted for the San Marco monastery and from Michelangelo's David housed in the Galleria dell'Academia.
Gonzaga in Florence, which is housed in the Mozilo Center, provides students with all the facilities required for learning and student activities. The school is wired with the latest technology which includes wi-fi. In addition, the center's Martin Library collection consists of over 10,000 volumes. For research, students have also access to Gonzaga University's Spokane campus Foley Library resources and databases. A student lounge and fitness center are located on the lower level.
For more information about Gonzaga in Florence, visit www.gonzaga.edu/gif.