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Florence Cost


The Wells College Study Abroad Florence Program fee includes most of the costs for your stay, including the international airfare. This sets Wells apart from many other Semester Abroad Programs.

There are two types of housing available in Florence -- apartment stay and home stay.

Wells in Florence Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 program fee, per semester:

• $18,500 for apartment stay (more info below) 
• $20,750 for home stay (more info below)

We offer a $1,000 tuition discount for in-state students attending public universities, for the Fall semester only.

Wells College gladly accepts Financial Aid Consortium Agreements from students’ home institutions.

Overview of Florence Study Abroad Costs:

  • Round-trip international airfare New York-Italy-New York on a regularly scheduled commercial airline
  • Airport reception and transfer on arrival in Italy
  • Up to 15 credit hours per semester, issued on an official Wells College transcript. A surcharge of approximately $850 will be made if a student enrolls in 5 subject-based courses at Lorenzo de¹ Medici (this fee is paid to the Lorenzo de¹ Medici Institute, not to Wells College).
  • On-site full-time Resident Directors
  • Academic and personal advising (pre-departure and on-site)
  • Pre-departure guide
  • One-week on-site cultural immersion and orientation program that covers cultural adaptation, academic expectations, and health and safety issues as well as providing an introduction to Tuscany and Italian culture with trips to Sienna, Pisa, and more
  • Cultural events and social activities throughout the semester including group dinners, a weekend trip to Venice and several other day excursions. Past excursions have been to a soccer match, the grape festival in Impruneta, Carnival in Viareggio, San Gimignano, and Cinque Terre.
  • Computer lab and free wireless Internet access at the Institute Lorenzo de’ Medici
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Premium Card, which includes supplemental medical insurance and other coverage
  • 24-hour emergency contact numbers
  • Fully furnished, centrally located apartment including utilities, or homestay accommodation with breakfast and dinner daily. All accommodation options are within walking distance of Lorenzo de’ Medici.

Apartments include:

  • Shared bedroom (supplemental charge for single room)
  • Fully stocked kitchen with necessary pots, pans, dishware, and utensils
  • Linens, towels, pillows, blanket, and a bedspread
  • Washing machine
  • TV

Home stay includes:

  • Shared bedroom
  • Continental breakfast 7 days per week and dinner 6 days per week (no dinner on Saturday) for the duration of the program
  • Linens, towels, pillows, blanket, and a bedspread

Read the Florence Requirements or Apply to the Wells College Study Abroad Program in Florence here.

You can contact Amy Torea, Wells College Florence Program Coordinator, at or call 315-364-3291 for more information.


“The Wells College Florence Program exceeded my expectations more than I could have imagined.” —A.M., Tulane University

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“The Wells College Florence Program is the most comprehensive and best organized program at Lorenzo de' Medici.” —A.C., The Johns Hopkins University