Florence - Summer Academic Overview

Maryland-in-Florence Summer Academic Overview

This overview provides information about the academics of the Maryland-in-Florence program:

Academic Structure

The Maryland-in-Florence summer program at ISI Florence consists of two summer sessions (Summer One and Summer Two). Students can choose to study in Florence for one session or both sessions. Student should check the dates of the summer sessions on ISI's academic calendar. Summer students can enroll in up to two courses per session (up to 6 credits/session). 

If a student enrolls in an Italian course and has already received credit for Italian on the UMD campus, please note that UMD credit will only be granted for language courses taken above the level of Italian already received at UMD. Credit will not be awarded for repeated courses or courses at a lower level than that already received at UMD.

Because Maryland-in-Florence students enroll in courses at ISI Florence, availability of courses changes every year and UMD Education Abroad cannot guarantee there will be enough space in every course requested. Courses may also be cancelled before the start of the term. Courses also vary by summer session. Students should refer to the ISI Florence website to see which courses are being offered for their chosen session(s).

Credit and Transcripts

Maryland-in-Florence offers resident credit courses.

Students who choose to take courses at ISI Florence that are not approved by UMD may not receive academic credit for them. Students who drop a course after ISI Florence’s Add/Drop period will receive a W on their Maryland transcript for that course.

Please note that grades from the term in Florence are not posted until about 4-6 weeks after the end of the semester in which a student studies abroad.