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Georgetown University invites you to discover Villa Le Balze, where carefully preserved history and beauty meet world-class teaching and scholarship in the hills high above Florence, Italy. Through its commitment to academic excellence, holistic student learning and development, and faculty and alumni engagement – the Villa supports Georgetown’s mission and identity as a student-centered research university.

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What Everyone Asks Me About Studying Abroad in Italy This Summer

August 30th, 2023

This past summer, I spent five weeks studying abroad in Italy at Villa Le Balze – Georgetown’s study abroad location overlooking Florence. To share with you a snippet of my experience, I compiled the answers to some frequently asked questions I received from friends and family after returning from Italy!…

Seven students and the Resident Assistant standing in Florence's soccer stadium.

Villa Le Balze Welcomes Back Students on Site for Fall 2021

October 22nd, 2021

On September 1st, Georgetown’s Villa Le Balze in Florence, Italy welcomed its first students back on site since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. They were greeted by Renaissance style buildings dotting the sprawling Florentine hills, as well as a few changes.…

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Villa Le Balze’s Dynamic Ability to Adapt

January 28th, 2021

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly difficult and trying, Villa Le Balze’s dynamic ability to adapt has allowed the staff members and instructors to impact and benefit the Georgetown community in many new ways.…

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