Drawing in the Capital of the Arts
Create artworks using ancient and contemporary drawing techniques, discover your unique style, and come home with a creative portfolio showing off your new skills.
Credentials For Your Future
Topics for your college essays, experience to inform your future career, and a portfolio to document your increasing artistic literacy.
Life Skills And New Friendships
Return with greater self-confidence, independence, and improved communication skills. Enjoy a broader worldview and diverse friendships from across the U.S.
Hours Of Expert Instruction
`Weeks Pursuing Your Passion
Welcome to Florence, where artists from all corners of the world gather to witness breathtaking art.
Italy is home to an impressive 60% of the world’s most important works of art, and half of them are in Florence! Tuscany’s capital is not just any destination—it's a dreamland for an artist. As “the cradle of the Renaissance,” Florence ushered European civilization through the Middle Ages and into its rebirth. The transition is still visible today in its incredible architecture, landmarks, and piazzas and throughout Florence’s hundreds of museums, galleries, and churches.
With something for every artist, it's no surprise that Florence is one of the world’s most enchanting cities. The streets pulse with the sights and sounds of street performers, bustling markets, and lively cafés. Contemporary exhibitions at museums and galleries showcase a diverse range of artistic styles while masterpieces like Michelangelo's David and Botticelli's Birth of Venus await at the Galleria dell'Accademia and Galleria degli Uffizi. In Florence, you’ll be inspired to create as you trace the evolution of art from medieval times to how we see it today.
Just imagine all the fun you’ll have!
- Explore the creations of Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and Boticelli at the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s first modern museums, dating back to 1560.
- With a local artist, grasp the technique of fresco painting and make your own masterpiece.
- Discover Florentine street art splashed across lesser known quarters and hidden corners of the city.
- Step into a time machine of creativity at the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. Admire an unmatched collection of medieval and early Renaissance art.
- At the Galileo Museum, wander through rooms containing astronomical instruments from all the way to the 11th century. Discover the reasons behind Florence’s role as a hub for groundbreaking scientific discoveries.
Please note activities are based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. Our goal when arranging activities is always to enhance your experience.
Dates & Fees
- Participants must be 14 years old and above.
- Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.
- For Scholarship Eligibility Requirements, Please check our scholarship page.
For more information, refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.
Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, but do not cover the cost of flights. Find additional details about what’s included with your tuition.
|Program Summer Session I 2024 3 weeks
|Program Summer Session II 2024 3 weeks
(Dietary Needs Accommodated)
All Ground Transportation
Optional Flight Chaperone
(Flight Cost Not Included)
Pre-departure Advice and Orientation
Access to Local Phone and WIFI
All Cultural Activities and Excursions
Comprehensive Medical and Travel Protection
24/7 Emergency On-site Support
Tina grew up between the mountains of Vermont and the coastline of Rhode Island and has spent her adult life between Tuscany and Rome. Mastering Italian in high school, she...