International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Available Excursions for Florence

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<para>Located between Florence and Rome in the region of Umbria, Assisi is an ancient central Italian town with medieval towers and castles.<text></text> Here, you'll see a more relaxed pace of life and a reverence for St. Francis, who was born and died there.<text></text> You'll be able to... Read More

Cinque Terre

<para>Cinque Terre, "The 5 Lands", is a picturesque view of the Italian Riviera with colorful houses carefully hugging the cliff sides.<text></text> Part of its charm is the lack of visible modern development, as it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.<text></text> A walking trail connects the... Read More

Hilltowns of Central Italy

Enjoy the beautiful green rolling hills of Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany. While exploring the well-preserved medieval towns and surrounding vineyards that dot the hillsides, students experience the essence of Italy and gain a glimpse into local life and culture. Possible destinations include Vinci,... Read More

Lake Garda & Verona

Lake Garda is Italy's largest lake, halfway between Milan and Venice. It is a real natural gem and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy and in the world. It is blessed with a benign climate and diversity of landscape: from the fjord-like north, where the Brenta Dolomites drop... Read More

Siena & Tuscan Towns

<para>Another incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site, Siena has a laid-back lifestyle that allows you to leisurely stroll the winding cobblestone streets, explore the Renaissance cathedral, and relax in the beautiful town square, Piazza del Campo.<text></text> Each neighborhood (contrada) is... Read More


<heading level='3'><text style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 107%; font-family: 'Calibri', 'sans-serif'; color: windowtext">Get an introduction to Italy via the Eternal City, a vibrant metropolis that seamlessly blends historical landmarks with modern Italian style. During this trip, you'll... Read More