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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CAPA the Global Education Network 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Emily Ostenson Click here for a definition of this term Who Can Apply?: UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Accounting, Communication, Economics, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism Management, International Business, International Relations, Italian Studies, Management, Marketing Click here for a definition of this term Program Options: Internship Credits
Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English, Italian Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.8
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Internship (Full), Study Abroad Click here for a definition of this term In Classes With: Mostly US Students
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartment, Family Home Stay
Program Description:
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Strengthen your professional skills & explore Italian culture with the
CAPA Global Business Institute in Florence!


The CAPA Global Business Institute is a Certificate Program in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration. You'll take AACSB accredited courses, participate in an optional internship, go on group visits to businesses in Florence, and develop a sharply focused competence in business in a global context.

The CAPA Program Fee for GBI Florence includes:
  • 15 Credits from the University of Pittsburgh, an AACSB founding member and accredited institution 
  • Classes held at the CAPA Florence Center in the beautiful Palazzo Galli-Tassi built in 1400 just a few streets from the Duomo
  • Certificate in Global Business from the University of Pittsburgh's College of Business Administration
  • Optional Italian-speaking internship placement within the business field
  • Site visits to businesses and corporations in Florence
  • Shared apartment housing (homestay with daily breakfast and dinner available for a supplemental fee during the semester)
  • A Florence bus pass for the dates of the program
  • Full-day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano
  • Social events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner (semesters only), and a farewell ceremony
  • A pass and library privileges to the British Institute's 50,000 English-volume library
  • My Global City Florence, CAPA’s unique learning immersion program
  • Medical, travel, and accident insurance
  • CAPA Florence student services and support, including 24-hour emergency on-call support
Over 50,000 students have studied abroad with CAPA!
  • 40 years experience in study abroad education
  • Personalized, experiential and academic programs that genuinely involve each student with the location, people and culture of their host city
  • Affordable, fully accredited, semester, quarter and summer programs and internships
  • Need-based and access scholarships
Learn more about us here or call us at 1.800.793.0334SaveSave


UMass Students receive an automatic scholarship of $1,750 for Spring 2020 when they apply on CAPA's page using the UMass application link.