What began in 1963 as a small program, designed to immerse students in Italian and European life and culture, now educates hundreds of students each year. The Gonzaga in Florence (GIF) program provides an opportunity to learn and live in a city that has played a central role in Italian history and European civilization. Museums in Florence brim with paintings that transformed European taste in the 15th century, and its streets are lined with buildings that initiated modern architecture. Amongst all this is a thriving center of modern art, fashion, and refinement. Against this backdrop, GIF offers a core of historical, business, cultural, engineering, and sociological studies wrapped in a rich Italian experience that will give you an appreciation for its past, present, and future.