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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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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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Spring 2021 Virtual Villa Le Balze Classes

November 23rd, 2020

While originally planned to be taught on-site in Italy at Villa Le Balze, these virtual courses will now be available to all Georgetown students alongside main campus courses.

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