Any student looking for an escape into the historic city of art, trade and the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance should consider WCSU’s trip to Florence, Italy during Intersession 2016. The trip is an opportunity for those who want to travel and see the world, while getting credits for school.

The deadline for registration is September 25, 2016. There is a limit of 15 students who may attend and anyone interested is urged to organize their plans long before the deadline.

The trip includes a class in Italian every day, followed by daily activities including trips to museums and walking the streets of Florence. In the previous trip, students spent a day traveling to Parma where they went to a parmigiano reggiano factory, to Modena for balsamic vinegar, and Venice for a weekend.

Last year the trip cost $3,750 plus the cost of three credits, the price is projected to remain the same. Students will depart on December 27, 2016 and return on January 15, 2017.

Accommodations will be made in furnished apartments right in the historical center of Florence.

Students will earn credits from this trip which can be attributed to half of their foreign language requirement or, if they’ve filled that, to general studies.

Florence, originally a Roman city, is now a major tourist hub in Italy and attracts people from all over the world. It is located in the region of Tuscany, known for its breathtaking landscapes, artistic influence, and history.

Students interested or inquiring about going to Florence during Intersession 2016 should contact Patrizia Farina. She can be reached at