Bellarmine Scholars

CAS Bellarmine Scholars in Florence

Stags using a selfie stick to take a group photo in Florence.


a study abroad program for students of excellence within the College of Arts and Sciences

The top of a regal looking building.
Fairfield University students enjoying a European soccer game.
A beautiful sunset over a bridge.
Two girls enjoying the gorgeous view.



The Bellarmine Scholars program in the College of Arts and Sciences provides a unique opportunity for students to study abroad in Florence, Italy during their sophomore year. Outstanding students are nominated to participate in this innovative program based on academic excellence and classroom engagement during their freshman year. The program provides students with an in-depth introduction to Italian culture and broadens awareness and understanding of the role cultural heritage plays in customs and lifestyles.


Students who are not nominated for the College of Arts and Sciences Bellarmine Scholars in Florence program may enroll in any other of our approved Study Abroad programs.

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