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Community Gardens and Italian Culture

Community Gardens and Italian Culture

Summer 2017 students engage in Italian culture through interaction with Florence's green spaces.

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Music Department Focus: Private Voice Coach

Music Department Focus: Private Voice Coach

Spring 2017 Alum Ariana Andretta reflects on her experience during the Private Voice Coach course.

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Field Learning in Italian Civilization & Culture

Field Learning in Italian Civilization & Culture

FUA students learn about civilization and culture through a 3-week program in Northern, Southern, and Central Italy.

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Learning New Lifestyles in the Mediterranean

Learning New Lifestyles in the Mediterranean

Health and Fitness in the Mediterranean course benefits from Florentine landscape for hands-on approach.

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FUA Students Help Develop Athletic App

FUA Students Help Develop Athletic App

Spring 2017 students collaborated with Technogym for their final project.

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Graduate Certificate in International Education

Graduate Certificate in International Education

New FUA Graduate Certificate in Int'l Education from Fall 2017.

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  • Community Gardens and Italian Culture
  • Music Department Focus: Private Voice Coach
  • Field Learning in Italian Civilization & Culture
  • Learning New Lifestyles in the Mediterranean
  • FUA Students Help Develop Athletic App
  • Graduate Certificate in International Education

 

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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.

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    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.

     

    2017 DATES:

    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.

     

    Further information is available in the upcoming program edition brochure. For academic details online, please consult the program page.

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    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.

     

    Program Benefits:

    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.

    Credit Load:

    6 credits

     

    Learning Locations:

    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.

     

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    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.

     
    Program Benefits

    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.

    Program Options

    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.

    Credit Load

    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

    Straw Hats and Bags: A Florentine Dynasty
    Ceramics (Beginner)
    Florence Sketchbook
    Health and Fitness in the Mediterranean
    Food, Culture, and Society in Italy
    Grow Green and Learn Italian
    Street Photography
    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.  

     

    Download the detailed brochure for program dates and further information on courses and activities. For information on the application process, please contact admissions@fua.it.

 
 
 

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CROSS CAMPUS NEWS:

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Blending Newsletter's Summer 2017 first issue released.

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FUA / Stony Brook 2017 Conference Call for Papers

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Blending Magazine has been released with a special theme highlighting the force of words as an homage to Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci.

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ALUMNI SUCCESS STORY

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Alum Michelle Marcella Cardoso Vieira Gomes studied hospitality at FUA in 2015. She is currently the social media and marketing coordinator of Aquaflor, a high quality artisanal perfume company in Florence.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

25.07.2017 20:45 - 22:45
Sports Night

26.07.2017 18:00 - 22:00
AperiGanzo

27.07.2017 20:30 - 22:30
Ganzo Themed Dinner: Signature Dish

28.07.2017 19:00 - 22:30
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