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Testimonials

Laura Turco
Luther College

I worked with one of the most prominent art restorers in Florence as an art restoration apprentice. She shared with us so many once in a lifetime experiences that I will never forget.

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Layne Teska
Carleton College

Learning art and art history in Florence gave me a new perspective and appreciation of European history and the dense culture that has be built in the process.

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Kellie Griffin
Coe College

Studying in Florence has most certainly been the best experience of my life. I loved everything—the amazing food, my host family, my professors, my friends, all the trips around Italy and beyond.

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Tongi "Phil" Qian
Carleton College

My sojourn in Florence with ACM was a milestone for my art history education. With the assistance of accommodating and experienced staff members, I was able to transcend cultural differences.

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Ziliang “Alex” Liu
Carleton College

The Florence program is designed to emphasize the inseparable ties between Renaissance art and the people of Florence today. 

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Trevor Thomas
Colorado College

The Florence program produced changes in me that define my identity today. Throughout my stay, I developed a great relationship with my host family and became part of the culture. 

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Jennifer Halbman
Lawrence University

Whether through finding out that bus number 13 is never on time or discovering the connections between Renaissance etiquette and modern survival, living in Florence taught me to become a more creative problem solver.

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Anna Carpenter
Coe College

I am a much more confident person since my time in Florence. I couldn't have asked for a better host mom and roommates—truly a home away from home. 

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Xena Fitzgerald
Grinnell College

Seeing Renaissance masterpieces every day in Florence was an enormous privilege and greatly enhanced both my ACM course experience and the art history courses that I take on my home campus.

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Emma Boast
University of Chicago

Equipped with historical knowledge and the Italian I quickly picked up from living with my host family, I was well-prepared to take advantage of all that Florence has to offer.

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Erin McDonnell
Cornell College

I walked away from the Florence program with a deeper appreciation for Italian culture and history, a better understanding of what I want and what I’m capable of, and an even more hearty love for the city now feels like my second home.

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Giulia Hines
Colorado College

The obvious reason I chose to study in Florence, being an Art History major, was that it was the birthplace of the Renaissance. What I didn't realize is that Florence is also the best place to study life. No day is average, and neither is any classroom session.

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Siri Benn
Lawrence University

In Florence, I learned more about what it means to be a global citizen, for which I am extremely grateful.

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Katharina Biermann
St. Olaf College

I had the fortune to participate in one of the Florence program's most unique gems: an internship at the Galleria degli Uffizi. As an art history major interested in pursuing museum studies, the chance to delve into the world of museum administration was beyond exciting.

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Sarah Klooster
Hope College

Coming from an Italian family, I've always had a love of the culture. Now I have firsthand experience of it, and I hope that I'll get the chance to return to Florence – maybe even to work in their museums one day.

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Sarah Jonathan
Lake Forest College

Everyone from the Florence program worked to improve my personal experience, from the directors who could answer my travel questions to the Italian teachers who made learning a new language fun.

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Anna Hegland
Coe College

The ACM Florence program was an unforgettable experience. Not only did I get to live in a city where I was surrounded by amazing art and architecture, but I got to travel to other Italian towns and cities and totally immerse myself in the culture.

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Amelia Sternitzky
Ripon College

I chose to go on the Florence program because learning how to speak Italian has always been my dream. I learned so much, not only about Italy and art history, but about who I am as a person and who I want to be.

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