The city of Florence is an essential part of the “classroom” that enriches and enhances our schools, and the reason thousands of students, every year, choose Florence as the destination for their study abroad experience. There are over 40 U.S. universities and international providers that have made Florence their home.
Besides promoting important academic initiatives, almost all American study abroad programs are actively involved in service-oriented activities and local volunteer work—valuable assets for giving back to the local community.
‘Gruppo Ponte Amerigo’ is our platform for bridging the American study abroad institutions with the local Florentine territory, promoting cross-cultural initiatives, and providing visibility to the benefits American students actually bring to Florence.
Students have been flocking to Florence for decades, arriving in wonderment and awe. They come seeking answers and new knowledge in the capital of the Renaissance, many having a 'renaissance' of their own. They find their answers in the winding streets of this ancient city. It is our mission to leave this city better than we found it, because Florence is our home.