Student Orientation Information

Orientation is meant to familiarize students not only to Firenze Arti Visive but also to the beautiful city of Florence and will take place over several days upon your arrival in Florence.

Students arriving at Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence are met by a Firenze Arti Visive representative, given housing information and housing keys and sent by taxi to apartments. All students traveling independently please check in at the Firenze Arti Visive palazzo at Borgo Santa Croce 8, between 9:00 am-5:00 pm to receive housing information and apartment keys.

During the evening there is a welcome reception so students can meet each other and talk with staff. The following days will include meeting with the Dean for a general informational meeting which will include an introduction to Firenze Arti Visive and informational topics on the culture and customs in Italy. Many of the issues discussed will cover adjusting to living in Italy. Please remember to bring your passport, photographs, and financial and insurance information for the completion of forms for the questura registration.

There is a walking tour throughout the historic center pointing out the main Florentine monuments, art and photo supply stores, markets, post office, how to change money, purchase bus tickets, and other everyday practical information. Students complete class registration and have a full-immersion weekend with housemates as students begin to discover the incredible city of Florence.