CISaustralia specialises in the design, development and implementation of Customised Group Programs. The CIS Australia July in Florence program is hosted at the Florence University of the Arts (FUA) and is a great opportunity to gain credit for your study while immersing yourself in the Tuscan culture.

During the CIS Australia July in Florence program you will spend 3 to 6 weeks in Florence, taking one or two courses. When you aren't in class, there are numerous options for experiencing the city’s music, art, dance, food and more.

Fields of study

  • Arts
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Design
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Hospitality & Event Management
  • Humanities
  • Information security and Risk Analysis
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Writing
More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website.

Credit Equivalent

3 credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 6 credits are successfully completed across two sessions (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the CIS Australia entry requirements. Students are required to at least have a 4.5 GPA to meet CIS entry requirements.

Session 4 and B impact on UQ semester 2, 2023 dates. UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

CIS Australia programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad, meaning you pay tuition directly to the host. The program fee will cost approximately $7,599 AUD and includes tuition, accommodation, meals and class field trips. An additional application fee of $95 AUD will apply.*

The program fees include: 

  • CISaustralia support services before, during and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial advice
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Pre-departure guide and session
  • Airport pick-up (on specified program arrival date within designated arrival times)
  • Apartment accommodation
  • Some meals
  • Tuition fees
  • FUA application fee, student service fee, library fee
  • Free use of gym and gym classes
  • FUA Educational Field Trip (EFT) included with some courses, but not all
  • Farewell Aperitivo with your Site Director
  • Program risk matrix and COVID-19 risk assessment
  • Risk Management and Emergency Response Plan
  • CISaustralia 24/7 on-site support – Site Director
  • Offiicial transcript
  • CISaustralia Certificate of Participation (available on request)

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website.

* Please visit the CIS Australia Scholarships page for early bird discounts and scholarship options that may be available to you.


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the CIS Australia website.


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.


Student Testimonials

Emma - CIS Australia July in Florence

B Advanced Humanities (Honours), Winter 2023

I was able to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and at the same time find myself immersed in the culture of the city I studied in through my teachers.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines
UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 13 May 2024
Program Dates

Session 3
Start: 23 June 2024
End: 12 July 2024

Session 4*
Start: 14 July 2024
End: 2 August 2024

Session B*
Start: 23 June 2024
End: 2 August 2024

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Florence, Italy
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate



If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​