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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring, Spring with Interim
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Associated Colleges of the Midwest 
  • Restrictions: St. Olaf College applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring, Spring with Interim
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: Art, Art History, History, Italian, Literature, Theater Language of Instruction: English
Course Number: 210 Program Host: ACM
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Department: OFFC
Advisor or Instructor: Nancy Thompson Housing: Host Family, Student Housing
Program Description:
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The ACM London & Florence: Arts in Context program gives you the exciting opportunity to experience an interdisciplinary immersion in the arts and history in cities that have been central to the development of Western culture.

On the streets of London and Florence, you’ll trace the steps and experience the creative output of famous artists and writers, architects and actors — from Leonardo da Vinci and William Shakespeare up to the present day.

London-Florence photoExpert faculty and guest speakers will guide you in classes that are frequently held on-site at landmarks in both cities, and you’ll be immersed in contemporary urban life, too. In London, you and your classmates will regularly attend the theatre and live in a vibrant neighborhood. You'll have a homestay in Florence, study conversational Italian, and take class trips to Rome and Venice.

With nearly two months in each city — and numerous field trips to surrounding locations — you’ll gain an understanding of how two contrasting cultures have developed over centuries, while exploring the similarities of two remarkable cities, as well. You can also take advantage of a one-week break between the two segments of the program for independent travel.

  • In London: Choose two electives from among courses focused on topics such as theatre and London through the perspectives of art and architecture.
  • In Florence: Choose two electives from among courses exploring topics in Medieval and Renaissance art, history, and literature, plus a conversational Italian language course.
Calendar options
Along with the 15-week spring semester, the program offers other options to fit your schedule and interests, including:
  • 18-week semester, with three extra weeks in Florence to study Italian language.
  • Beginning in 2017: 18-week semester, with three extra weeks in London for a Museum Studies course.
  • Ten-week winter quarter/trimester in Florence only.
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This is a list of pre-approved GE credits.  If you want other courses to
be considered for GE credit, contact your St. Olaf Program Adviser:



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring with Interim 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 01/05/2019 05/11/2019
Spring 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 01/24/2019 05/11/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.