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ACM strives to make off-campus study a great value for students by offering affordable programs that are academically excellent and focused on experiential learning.

The educational cost ACM charges for the Florence program includes:

  • The academic curriculum
  • Program field trips to museums, churches, galleries, and other sites in Florence
  • Program excursions to Rome and Venice
  • A variety of other activities, events, and guest speakers

Final Term Fall 2018

Cost Information for Florence: Arts, Humanities, & Culture

  • If you are a student at an ACM college, the program educational cost that ACM charges students and their college is automatically discounted by 10%.
  • If you are a student at a college that is affiliated with the program, ACM discounts the program educational cost by 5%.

Applying for an ACM program is free. Educational costs for your semester in Florence will vary based on your individual financial aid package and your school’s procedures, as schools may charge based on either the cost of the ACM program or the college’s tuition price. Additionally, some schools may assess special fees for off-campus study.

Fall 2018 semester

Full price 5% Discount for Affiliated Colleges 10% Discount for ACM Colleges
Educational Costs* $11,100 $10,500 $10,000
Program Fee** $4,400  $4,400 $4,400
Campus tuition charges and/or fees*** Varies Varies Varies

These Florence program courses and activities have additional required fees for participation:

  • Masters & Workshops classes in Art Restoration and Gilding: Additional $360 fee ($210 academic fee + $150 liability insurance)
  • Non-credit museum internships: Additional $150 fee (liability insurance)

See the Florence program personal expenses webpage for a sample budget and estimated costs of commonly purchased items in Florence.


* Discounts apply to educational costs only. Program-sponsored field trips and excursions are included in the educational costs.
** The program fee covers housing, partial meals, local bus pass, residence permit, and CISI medical insurance. The $50 non-refundable deposit will be applied toward the program fee.
*** Many colleges assess additional fees or charge students full home college tuition instead of the ACM educational costs. This typically relates to expenses for academic support services and the awarding of academic credit and/or financial aid. Please consult your Financial Aid office or Off-Campus Study office for more details about your college's policies, and to find out what you will be charged for the program.

Paid Assistant Positions in Florence

ACM offers paid assistant positions at several off-campus study sites, including Florence, so you can have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and earn a stipend during your study away program. The positions are awarded through a competitive application process.

The following positions are available for students participating in the Florence program in fall 2018:

Additional Information

This webpage was updated on July 26, 2018.

The Beloit College Florence Program is registered with the Italian Ministry for Universities and Research and recognized as a private non-profit institution of higher education in Italy. Beloit College is a founding affiliate of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) and a member of the American Association of College and University Programs in Italy (AACUPI). The Beloit College Florence Program is facilitated in the US by the ACM on behalf of Beloit College and the other ACM affiliates.