Our semester programs are currently "under reconstruction" and we hope to bring you new and improved programs starting during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the mailing list for our programs in Paris, Madrid and/or Rome & Florence in order to receive updates and program brochures and applications when they become available. Or come visit the Study Abroad Coordinator, Jill Heffron, in person in Cloud 212 (Ocean Campus).
Future program dates to be announced...
Spend a semester in Paris, a city renowned for its wealth of historical, artistic and cultural riches. Immerse yourself in a language and culture that span the Middle Ages through the 21st century in a city that draws students from all over the world. Paris is your classroom as you study French at the University of Paris - Sorbonne and study Art History and French Civilization while attending on-site lectures at the many galleries, museums and cultural sites throughout the city. The Semester in Paris program offers the unique opportunity to expand your educational experience while earning transferable college credit.
Students on the Semester in Paris program live in double occupancy studio apartments or in a single rooms in a homestay with French families. The ACCENT Paris Center organizes a number of cultural and social activities for the program participants, as well as day and weekend excursions outside of Paris.
This program is offered during the fall semester only, and provides transferable credit from CCSF for courses completed overseas. City College of San Francisco, which is a regionally accredited two-year college, will provide a transcript upon request for the coursework completed overseas.
Students enrolled in an eligible program may be able to receive state and federal financial aid and scholarships to help defray the costs of study abroad.
Future program dates to be announced...
Spend a semester in Madrid, a true European capital, known throughout the world for its museums and monuments, which reflect Spain's proud history. Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and the culture of the "city that never sleeps". Madrid is your classroom as you study Spanish Language, and Conversation at La Universidad Complutense de Madrid, one of the most prestigious universities in Spain. Students may also take classes in Art History and the Culture and Civilization of Spain, which will be taught in both a classroom setting and on-site at museums, monuments and historical sites within and outside the city of Madrid.
Students participating in the Semester in Madrid program can choose to live in either furnished apartments or in homestays with local families.
This program is offered during the spring semester, and provides transferable credit from CCSF for courses completed overseas. Also, students enrolled in an eligible program may be able to receive state and federal financial aid and scholarships to help defray the costs of study abroad.
Spend a semester studying and living in Italy, with your time overseas divided between Rome and Florence. In Rome you will study Italian Language and European History for a month, and then onto Florence, where you will continue your language studies as well as taking a class in Western Art History. Florence and Rome are amongst the world's centers of art and culture. The cities of Florence and Rome will be your classrooms as you study Italian Language and Conversation at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci and Art History and European History both in a classroom setting and on-site in the cities' museums, churches, piazzas and points of historical interest in and around Florence
The ACCENT Rome Center is located in the beautiful Palazzo Bennicelli (also known as Banco di Santo Spirito) on the Piazza dell'Orologio. Piazza dell'Orologio, signalled by the impressive clock-tower by Borromini, is at the center of the ancient Via Papalis (the processional route connecting Saint Peter's to the Campidoglio) and is considered the very heart of Rome. Among the historical palaces of Piazza dell'Orologio there is a famous library called the Casa delle letterature or Biblioteca dell'Orologio which is the home of literature in the Eternal City. Together with cultural teachings, the library also promotes a vast array of regular services, i.e a room for reading periodicals and newspapers that is specialized in Italian and foreign literatures of the twentieth century. The streets surrounding the piazza are paved with cobblestone and the central location makes it an ideal base for both classes and as a jumping off point for on-site study visits.
The ACCENT Florence Center is located in Piazza Santo Spirito, a beautiful piazza situated in the Oltrarno neighborhood in Florence. Once one of the original quartieri of Florence, the Piazza Santo Spirito is known for showcasing some of the finest artisanal shops in Florence. Along with the ACCENT Center and several trattorie, the piazza is home to Santa Maria del Santo Spirito, a church constructed based on plans Brunelleschi designed as early as 1428. The church had not yet been completed upon his death in 1446, but plans were carried through by his followers Antonio Manetti, Giovanni da Gaiole and Salvi d’Andrea, although the façade was never finished. The piazza has also become a very popular meeting point for university students from all nationalities.
Students participating in the Semester in Florence and Rome program live in furnished apartments which they share with other students participating in this program.
The Semester in Florence and Rome program is offered during the spring semester, and provides transferable credit from CCSF for courses completed overseas. Also, students enrolled in an eligible program may be able to receive state and federal financial aid and scholarships to help defray the costs of study abroad.