The Application Process
Applications are closed for the 2021 Florence program. The 2022 program application will open fall 2021.
For non-Gonzaga Law students, applications must include an official copy of your transcript showing that you are in good academic standing.
Valid passports are required for travel to Italy and are the sole responsibility of the student. Many countries require at least six months or more left before the passport expires for entrance.
If you do not have a valid passport, you should obtain one at the earliest possible date. You can get more information about obtaining a U.S. passport from travel.state.gov.
Passport photos are available on campus in the Student Accounts Office, CG 024. You can pay for your photos using CASHNet. Bring your receipt and photo ID to the Student Accounts Office M-F 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CISI (Cultural Insurance Services International)
Students accepted into the Florence Summer Law Program will be issued International Health Insurance for the program duration. The plan provides:
- International medical insurance coverage, in accordance with the terms of its policy
- A range of CISI-holder benefits, outlined in the CISI Coverage Plan.
CISI applications are processed through Gonzaga University’s main campus at no additional cost to you. The insurance cost is included in the tuition.
If you plan to drive in Italy or elsewhere in Europe at any time during the program, we strongly recommend that you obtain both a valid international driver’s license, as well as liability and collision insurance coverage.
Other insurance coverage
We strongly recommend that you insure your personal property against loss or theft. Short term international accident and health insurance may be obtained from a number of different providers.
Course materials are NOT available for purchase in Florence, they must be purchased before you depart. You may purchase your books through the University Bookstore, or through sources online.
Gonzaga reserves the right to alter or cancel the Florence Summer Law Program. Cancellation could occur if:
- The program does not meet a minimum enrollment by March 1 of the year applied for;
- Unforeseen international events occur that would substantially adversely affect program operations, or seriously compromise student safety.
If the Florence program is cancelled or materially altered, students will be notified in writing promptly. If the program is cancelled or the students wishes to withdraw to to the material alteration, the student's tuition deposit will be refunded with 30 days.