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First Step in Florence Video Project

First Step in Florence Video Project

FUA video and sports management students produced a video chronicling a semester’s worth of experiences in Florence.

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Upcoming Apicius Conference

Upcoming Apicius Conference

The all-day event will feature international speakers and high quality Italian food and wine producers, as well as a cooking show.

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Jean Marc Montel: Grazing at Ganzo

Jean Marc Montel: Grazing at Ganzo

FUA gallery curation students kick off the 2015 art exhibition season at Ganzo, starting with a new show by French painter Jean Marc Montel.

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FUA Students Train with Semi-Pro Soccer Team

FUA Students Train with Semi-Pro Soccer Team

FUA The Italian Soccer Experience course collaborated with the Audace Legnaia semi-pro soccer team during the Fall 2014 Semester.

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Customize Your Quarter Abroad

Customize Your Quarter Abroad

FUA Quarter Programs allow for diverse categories of learners to undertake for-credit studies through a flexible system regardless of the time of the year.

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Marketing Collaboration with Tuscan Region

Marketing Collaboration with Tuscan Region

FUA Marketing Mix course collaborates with Vetrina Toscana, the non-profit organization of the Tuscan Region.

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  • First Step in Florence Video Project
  • Upcoming Apicius Conference
  • Jean Marc Montel: Grazing at Ganzo
  • FUA Students Train with Semi-Pro Soccer Team
  • Customize Your Quarter Abroad
  • Marketing Collaboration with Tuscan Region

 

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Marco Tutino shares how a term abroad not only opens one's eyes to becoming a global citizen through education but also cultivates personal growth...

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Florence like you've never seen it before. Produced by creative videomaking studients Neal Johnson and Dacia Carter (Fall 2014) supervised by Prof. Juri Ciani...

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Apicius Career and TuttoToscana alum Courtney Hamlin completed her studies in Baking and Pastry at Apicius and recently opened her own business...

 

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    CULTURAL INTRODUCTION/PERSPECTIVES SUMMER 2015 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: ISISCI200/LSSOCI200 Cultural Introduction to Italy 
    Credit load: 1 credit (45 lecture and field learning hours)
    Learning locations: 1 week of field learning with focus on Italian culture: Rome, Southern Tuscany, Versilia.
    Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer C-D-E-F course schedules.

    3-WEEK FLORENCE-ONLY OPTION: ISISCI202/LSSOCI202 Cultural Introduction to Italy
    Credit load: 3-credit academic course in Florence (45 lecture hours) 
    Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer I-II-III-IV course schedules.

    4-WEEK FIELD LEARNING AND FLORENCE OPTIONS

    ISISCI207/LSSOCI200 Cultural Introduction to Italy
    Credit load: 4 credits (45 lecture hours - 45 field learning hours)
    Learning locations: 1 week in Rome, Southern Tuscany, Versilia; 3 weeks of classes in Florence.
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    LSSOCI206/ISISCI206 Cultural Introduction to Italy
    Credit load: 6 credits (45 lecture hours - 90 hours field learning hours)
    Learning locations: 1 week in Rome, Southern Tuscany, Versilia; 3 weeks of classes in Florence and one weekend trip to Venice.
    Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer V-VI-VII-VIII course schedules.

     

    CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES: AWARENESS, EXPOSURE, AND ENGAGEMENT

     

    6-WEEK PROGRAM: LS SO CP 310 Cultural Perspectives: Awareness, Exposure, and Engagement
    Credit load: 6 semester credits (45 lecture hours 90 hours of field learning & field work)
    This program fosters learning by action and participation, and builds awareness from the perspective of active engagement beyond mere observation. The focus is on contemporary Italian society and culture – politics, economy, social environment, traditions – and includes communication skills in Italian.
    Learning locations: 10 visits in Florence + cultural/fieldwork activities, a weekend trip to Rome, a weekend trip to Verona and the Lakes.
    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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    HORTICULTURE SEMESTER IN FLORENCE

    This FUA program is offered in partnership with Farmingdale State College and features a full semester of horticulture academics and an internship in Florence, Italy. The program features four courses that focus on Italian horticulture and a for-credit internship. Coursework includes sustainable green environments in Italy, the history of Italian gardens, design practices in nature, and the culture of grapes and wine production.


    PROGRAM BENEFITS

    Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance garden and the home to contemporary community garden projects.
    Exposure to diverse landscapes such as aesthetically functional gardens and production-focused vineyards.
    Engaging field learning experiences integrated to coursework.
    Opportunity to apply learned topics through the internship.

     

    Course Offering

    Grow Green and Learn Italian
    Gardens of Love: Green Paradises in Italy from the Renaissance to Our Age
    Design by Nature I
    Table and Wine Grapes of Italy: An Educational Wine Tour I (Fall) or Viticulture and Enology: An Educational Wine Tour II (Spring)
    Internship

     

    Credit Load

    15 credits

     

    Upcoming Dates and Program Brochure

    Visit our featured program page for upcoming semester dates and the program brochure including course details and descriptions.

     

    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.

     

    For information on the application process, please contact Florencehorticulture@farmingdale.edu.

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    9-WEEK GRADUATE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN HOSPITALITY 

    The Summer Graduate Experiential Learning in Hospitality program prepares students for supervisory and management positions in the world's largest and fastest growing industry. The Florence experience at Apicius is a unique opportunity that is open only to a limited number of students who already possess a professional and advanced educational training in the culinary field. Courses emphasize practical and management skills through a combination of theoretical classes, experiential learning, practical labs and field studies led by professors with extensive industry experience. The overall program is divided into 4 concentrations. All classes and labs will take place at Ganzo School Restaurant - the creative learning lab of Apicius.
     

    Admissions

    Students who have successfully completed the Apicius Master in Italian Cuisine or the 2-year Career Program in Culinary Arts or Hospitality are automatically accepted. Applicants from other institutions who have not completed the above requirements must have a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or must have been employed in a commercial or institutional kitchen for at least one year prior to the commencement of the program.

      

    Concentrations & Courses

    • Food & Beverage Service: Dining Room Service Management & Operations, Food and Wine Pairing & Wine Service
    • Food Preparation: Italian à la Carte Cuisine, Italian Style Restaurant Preparation Techniques
    • Culinary Management: Restaurant Management Traineeship, Successful Culinary Management
    • Special Event Management & Catering: The Italian Chef's Table, Special Event Planning and Catering Management

     

    Credit Load

    Each concentration offers two 6-credit courses for a total of 12 credits.
     

    2015 Dates

    Sunday June 7 - Students arrive (after 4:00PM)
    Monday June 8 - Orientation/Final Registration
    Tuesday June 9 - Classes start
    Friday - August 7  - Classes end
    Saturday August 8 - Housing check out (by 10AM)
     
    To apply please visit our Undergraduate Admissions Area.

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    TUTTOTOSCANA FLORENCE/NYC @JBF FALL 2015

    TuttoToscana is an academic program that lasts for 3 weeks in Florence, Italy, and transfer to NYC for a week of real life events at prestigious locations. NYC event venues include our yearly James Beard Foundation location. Students specialize in their choice of 3 available areas - event planning, art direction, and food & wine management. In NYC, the team of students and faculty fully produce and provide digital media coverage of events intended to showcase contemporary Tuscan cuisine for the US public.

     

    2015 Dates

    Sunday Oct 4 - Students arrive in Florence (after 4:00PM)
    Monday Oct 5 - Orientation/Final Registration
    Tuesday Oct 6 - Classes start
    Thursday Oct 22 - Classes end
    Friday Oct 23 - Florence Housing check-out (by 10AM)
    Sunday October 25 - Orientation in NYC
    Monday Oct 26 to Sunday Nov 1 - TuttoToscana program in NYC
    Friday Nov 6 - Final papers due
    Nov 9-10-11 - Online oral presentations of papers

     

    Program Areas and Course Loads
    Area 1: Event Planning & Communications (3*-6-9 credits)
    Area 2: Art Direction: Digital Media & Visual Arts (3*-6-9 credits)
    Area 3: Food & Wine Management (3*-6-9 credits)

    *3-credit options are held directly in NYC as a 1-week session.

     

    Further Info and Program Brochure

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

     

     

 
 
 

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CROSS CAMPUS NEWS:

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The second issue of Blending Newsletter Summer 2015 has been released. Featured are stories from the Amalfi coast and the Medici family history.

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The first issue of Blending Newsletter Summer 2015 has been released. Featured are stories from Cinque Terre and art in both Tuscany and the Venice Biennale.

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Blending Magazine has been released with the “Volume” theme highlighting the spaces, shapes, and sounds of Florence and Italy.

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ALUMNI SUCCESS STORY

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Summer 2014 Alum Molly Liss returned to Italy this summer as a representative for the Milano Expo. Here she shares her Expo insights while preparing a delicious lunch with Mizzou students. Watch it at our Alumni site.

 

FUA/APICIUS ON THE ROAD

Find out if our paths will cross in a city near you. Check out the FUA/Apicius travel calendar for conferences, events, and lectures around the world.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

02.09.2015 18:00 - 22:00
AperiGanzo

04.09.2015 19:30 - 22:30
Welcome Reception

05.09.2015 11:00 - 13:00
Bare Necessities Duomo Area

05.09.2015 15:00 - 17:00
Bare Necessities Oltrarno Area

06.09.2015 11:00 - 12:00
Walk to Piazzale Michelangelo

07.09.2015 20:45 - 22:30
Connecting Cultures

08.09.2015 20:45 - 22:30
Sports Night

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