Florence - Street Photography

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Travel Dates: May 21 - June 17, 2017 (Summer I) 6 credits

Application Deadline: February 1

For information on the 2017 Florence Street Photography Program, check out our brochure.

In this four-week program, students will explore Florence - the city with a deep history of art - throught the lens of a camera.


Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, in cooperation with the Office of International Programs, offers a unique opportunity to spend four weeks in Florence, Italy, studying photography. Shooting sessions will take place in the historical city and around it. Students will have access to darkrooms and will recieve individual attention from the professor, creating an invaluable experience for students of all skill levels. 

This class is open to students of all skill levels in photography.  Course work includes daily photographic field trips in this historical city and the surrounding countryside of Tuscany.  Individual attention by the professor gives invaluable experience to students of all levels.

This program will be conducted in cooperation with the Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA).


This program can accommodate 10-12 students. All students must be registered IU students with sophomore credit status in good standing, with a minimum 2.75 GPA.  Students are encouraged to have their own camera; some cameras are available from the Fine Arts department.  No photography experience is needed to enroll in the course.


In this four-week program, classes will be held four days a week with photo opportunities planned for each day. In addition, the class will have access to a digital darkroom to process and print photographs.

There will be daily field trips in and around the city.  Students will visit museums, galleries and other venues to view art. Longer day trips will include Pisa, Siena, and Venice for the Biennale.

Students will enroll in three credits of FINA S497 Independent Study in Photography and three credits in FINA A399 Art, Aesthetics and Creativity.  These classes can be used for a degree requirement for most art students and an elective for many non-art students.

All courses will be taught in English by IUSB Professor Susan Moore.  An exhibition will be held on campus in August 2017.

By living and studying in Florence for a month, students gain insights into European history and art which are invaluable to cultural awareness and understanding.

Florence Italy Photography Trip


The total cost of the program will be $4,800 plus 6 credits tuition at IUSB and $29.90 for international insurance.  This fee includes airfare, instructional fees, travel in Italy, museum pass, housing and some meals. This fee includes a $250 housing deposit, which will be credited back to your student account if your apartment is undamaged. Students will need to plan some additional funding for photographic supplies and printing of the final portfolio. While some weekend trips are planned, additional travel in Italy is not included.  Most meals are not included in this estimate. Fees may vary slightly as airfare is not yet purchased and apartment fees vary on accommodations.


Applications are due by Feburary 1.  A deposit of $250.00 is due from all successful applicants by February 15, with the balance to be paid in full or by commitment from Financial Aid before departure. Trip costs posted to student account on acceptance and full airfare may be non-refundable after April 1. Apply early as space is limited.


The host school SRISA provides 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in the heart of Florence within walking distance to the school, museums and parks.  Students can elect to have a single or double room in a shared apartment.  Apartments are fully equipped with kitchen appliances.


All loans, grants, and scholarships for which participants are eligible at Indiana University can also be used for the Florence program.  Competitive study abroad scholarships are available and can be applied to program costs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Study Abroad page for more information.


Applications are available online and from the Office of International Programs or the trip leader. Any student desiring to participate in the program should contact:

Susan Moore
Trip Leader
Office: EA 2030
(574) 520-4860


Lisa Zwicker
Director of International Programs
Office: DW 3269
(574) 520-4231

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