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CULTURAL INTRODUCTION/PERSPECTIVES SUMMER PROGRAMS •
Learn and experience through active engagement and immersion in Italian culture and society. The Summer Cultural Introduction and Cultural Perspectives programs feature lectures, active participation, and on-site/field learning.
CULTURAL INTRODUCTION TO ITALY
1-WEEK FIELD LEARNING OPTION - LSSOCI200 Cultural Introduction to Italy
Credit load: 3 credits
Learning locations: One week of field learning with focus on Italian culture: Rome, Tuscan coast, and Cinque Terre in the fall; Rome, Oriveto, and Perugia in the spring.
Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer C-D-E-F course schedules.
Please note: Students may continue with the below Florence-only Cultural Introduction to Italy course for a total of 6 credits.
3-WEEK FLORENCE-ONLY OPTION - LSSOCI202 Cultural Introduction to Italy
Credit load: 3 credits (45 lecture hours)
Learning location: Florence
Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer I-II-III-IV course schedules.
4-WEEK, 6-CREDIT OPTION - LSSOCI207 Cultural Introduction to Italy
Credit load: 6 credits
Learning location: 1-week field learning locations (see above), Florence
Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer V-VI-VII-VIII course schedules.
Field learning details may be consulted in the program brochure.
CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES: AWARENESS, EXPOSURE, AND ENGAGEMENT
6-WEEK PROGRAM - LSSOCP310 Cultural Perspectives: Awareness, Exposure, and Engagement
Credit load: 6 semester credits (45 lecture hours 90 hours of field learning & field work)
Learning locations: The Cultural Perspective course includes 10 visits in Florence, regular involvement in activities related to cultural immersion and fieldwork, and a weekend trip to Rome and one weekend trip to Verona and the Lakes as an integral component of the academic coursework. The course focuses on cognitive development, cultural awareness, and intercultural and interpersonal communication by integrating and placing the student in direct contact with local culture.
Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer A and B course schedules.
For further information and course details:
All course schedules mentioned above can be consulted online.
To apply please visit our Undergraduate Admissions Area.
TUTTOTOSCANA FLORENCE-NYC STUDY AWAY PROGRAM •
The FUA TuttoToscana Study Away program is a flexible model for international study opportunities in Florence and NYC in the fall season. Students may select Florence Session II 3-week courses that feature a course project geared towards the preparation of FUA TuttoToscana events and activities in NYC scheduled during the Intersession Week III. After the 3-week session, students may continue with a fourth study away week in NYC featuring events at the James Beard Foundation. Coursework in both Florence and NYC features 3 different areas of involvement and allows students to take on the challenge of bridging two cosmopolitan cities through hospitality, the visual arts, and food management with the objective of bringing Tuscan culture to NYC.
Sunday Oct 1 Students arrive in Florence
Monday Oct 2 Orientation/Final Registration
Tuesday Oct 3 Florence classes start
Thursday Oct 19 Florence classes end
Friday Oct 20 Florence housing check-out (by 10AM)
Sunday Oct 22 Orientation in NYC
Sunday Oct 22 to Sunday Oct 29 TuttoToscana study away program in NYC
Friday Nov 3 Final papers due
November 8-9-10 Online oral presentations of papers
Program Areas and Course Loads
Area 1: Event Planning & Communications (3*-6-9 credits)
Area 2: Art Direction: Visual Arts, Digital Media, and Art History (3*-6-9 credits)
Area 3: Food Management and Production for Special Events (3*-6-9 credits)
*3-credit options are held directly in NYC as a 1-week session.
ITALIAN CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE SUMMER FIELD LEARNING PROGRAM •
The LSSOCC285 Italian Civilization and Culture: Society and Lifestyle 3-week field learning course engages students in Italian civilization and culture through direct experience. Each week of the program features coursework on-site by beginning in Northern Italy, transitioning to Southern Italy during the second week, and concluding in Central Italy for the third and final week. This sociology course offers compatibility for students from diverse major backgrounds and is cross-listed to field learning, Italian cultural studies, art history, anthropology, history, food and culture, and geography. On-site fieldwork and assessment are conducted on a daily basis.
Field learning aimed at an educational exploration of Northern, Southern, and Central Italy.
On-site lectures and visits address both the major and minor aspects of Italian culture and civilization.
Multiple course cross-lists for students from diverse majors.
Can be taken alone or as a precursor to subsequent FUA summer sessions in Florence.
Week 1 - Northern Italy
Week 2 - Southern Italy
Week 3 - Central Italy
Further information, program details, and the field learning itinerary are available in the program brochure.
PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAM •
FUA is offering a unique 3 or 4-week summer opportunity for high school students to participate in its cultural and academic offering. Students may select from an exciting range of courses and participate in field trips and supervised afternoon activities such as sports and discovering the city of Florence. Selected courses prepare students for college entrance and the transfer of credits.
A full field learning week of Cultural Introduction to Italy
Live-in Resident Assistant for counseling and assistance
Field Learning excursions
Meal plan (partial)
Daily extracurricular activities such as sports, discovering Florence, and culinary explorations.
3-week program: coursework and activities in Florence
4-week program: begins with a field learning week of Cultural Introduction to Italy and continues with three weeks of classes in Florence.
3-week program: two courses (6 credits)
4-week program: 3-credit Cultural Introduction to Italy field learning week + two 3-credit courses in Florence (9 credits)
Sample Course Offering
Health and Fitness in the Mediterranean
Food, Culture, and Society in Italy
Grow Green and Learn Italian
Introduction to Social Media
Introduction to Art History
Please note: The program will be confirmed 2 months prior to the program start date. Program participants are held responsible for all travel arrangements, we highly recommend that participants await program confirmation prior to booking travel.
17.08.2017 20:45 - 22:30
Taste Italy: Gelato Tour
21.08.2017 20:45 - 22:45
Connecting Cultures: City Walk Oltrarno Quarter
06.09.2017 18:00 - 22:00
13.09.2017 18:00 - 22:00
20.09.2017 18:00 - 22:00
27.09.2017 18:00 - 22:00
04.10.2017 18:00 - 22:00