Pre-College Programs

AUF offers a unique 3 or 4-week summer opportunity for high school students to participate in its cultural and academic offering. Students may select from an exciting range of courses and participate in field trips and supervised afternoon activities such as sports and discovering the city of Florence. Selected courses prepare students for college entrance and credits transfer.

Program Options

3-week program: coursework and activities in Florence

4-week program: begins with a field learning week of Cultural Introduction to Italy and continues with three weeks of classes in Florence.

Live-in Resident Assistant for counseling and assistance.

Credit Load

3-week program: two courses (6 credits)

4-week program: 3-credit Cultural Introduction to Italy field learning week + two 3-credit courses in Florence (9 credits)

Program Benefits

  • Live-in Resident Assistant for counseling and assistance.
  • Field Learning Excursions
  • Meal plan (partial)
  • Daily extracurricular activities such as sports, discovering Florence, and culinary explorations.

Counseling Service

AUF will provide Summer High School students with counseling service through a live-in Resident Assistant. On rotation, Counselors will be on call 24/7 for health and safety emergencies, but also for advising and general assistance.

RA Scholarship

Scholarships available for qualified individuals seeking international education experiences involving pre-college oversight and coordination. Please see the scholarship position page for further details:

RA Scholarship Position Application

Application Forms

Please use the link below to access our application forms. For enrollment guidelines and admissions requirements, and if you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Office.


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