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Jessie Chaffee on her novel

Jessie Chaffee on her novel "Florence in Ecstasy" 

As she prepares for her “Florence in Ecstasy” book tour, Jessie Chaffee speaks about her experiences and what inspires her.

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1968: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

1968: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Stony Brook University and Florence University of the Arts will hold the 9th Annual International Conference in December 2017.

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The Myth of Italy and Stendhal Syndrome

The Myth of Italy and Stendhal Syndrome

The Literature of the Grand Tour of Italy course examines the Grand Tour as well as it's connection to Stendhal Syndrome.

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Learning about Love

Learning about Love

The Love Letters of Great Men and Women course explores the evolution of love and relationships.

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Purdue Women’s Health Research Program

Purdue Women’s Health Research Program

Recently concluded Purdue summer 2017 program features ongoing research project on women's health in Italy.

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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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  • Jessie Chaffee on her novel
  • 1968: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
  • The Myth of Italy and Stendhal Syndrome
  • Learning about Love
  • Purdue Women’s Health Research Program
  • Community Gardens and Italian Culture

 

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Studying & Growing Abroad
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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...

Florence in the Eyes of Videomakers
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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...

Video: Apicius Alum
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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...

 

  • Rainy Afternoons

    Rainy Afternoons By Chrystalla Christodoulou A student’s perspective on rainy days in Florence and learning to find something beautiful in everyday life. Nothing is as pretty as the Duomo after it’s rained. The[…]

  • Van Gogh’s Colors

    Van Gogh’s Colors By Chrystalla Christodoulou “Loving Vincent”, and what Vincent van Gogh can teach us about color and life. “Loving Vincent” is the first movie to ever be produced using only oil paintings.[…]

  • An Intimate Portrait of Pietra Serena

    An Intimate Portrait of Pietra Serena By Oceana Minthorne Anyone who has visited Tuscany will appreciate pietra serena, a gray stone found in architectural and sculptural details as well as street pavement throughout cities such as[…]

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    NEW SUMMER 2018 FIELD LEARNING PROGRAMS

     

    The Summer 2018 academic season at FUA features two new field learning program alternatives to Cultural Introduction to Italy based on the topics of farm to table and the Italian family.

     

    THE ITALIAN FOOD INDUSTRY: FROM FARM TO TABLE


    When: This 1-week field learning course can be taken in Session D prior to Summer Session II. The field learning coursework and activities take. place at a local Italian farm. The course is also offered as a 3-week Florence-only course or a 4-week course (Session VI) that combines the week of field learning and the Florence session.

    Areas of study: Course content is compatible with several areas of study such as hospitality, food and culture, health, nutrition, enviromental studies, and sustainable development.

     

    For details and upcoming dates please visit the program page.

     

    CULTURAL INTRODUCTION TO THE ITALIAN FAMILY


    When: This 1-week field learning course can be taken in Session E prior to Summer Session III. The course is also offered as a 3-week Florence-only course or a 4-week course (Session VII) that combines the week of field learning and the Florence session. A Service Learning course option is also available during the Florence-only course session.

    Areas of study: Course content is compatible with several areas of study such as food, family, and consumer sciences; Italian cultural studies; sociology; community service; and experiential learning.

     

    For details and upcoming dates please visit the program page.

     

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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.

     

    Further details, dates, and program brochure are available for download at the program page.

     

     

    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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    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, details, and program brochure with the field learning itinerary are available at the program page.

     

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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

    Food, Culture, and Society in Italy

    Cultural Introduction to the Italian Family
    Health and Fitness in the Mediterranean

    Food, Health, and Wellness in Italy
    Florence Sketchbook

    Fashion Design Studio I

    Ceramics (Beginner)

    Cultural Introduction to Italy

    Florentine Art Walks

    Travel Writing

    Introduction to Creative Accessory Design
    Introduction to Fashion Photography

    Italian Language

    Dante Aligheri's Florence: Readings and Cultural Walks


    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.  

     

    Program dates, details, and downloadable brochure are available at the program page.

 
 
 

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CROSS CAMPUS NEWS:

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Blending Newsletter's Fall 2017 second issue released.

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FUA / Stony Brook 2017 Conference

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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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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:

20.11.2017 20:45 - 22:30
City Walk: Secrets of Florence

21.11.2017 18:30 - 19:30
Body Sculpting

21.11.2017 20:45 - 22:30
Sports Night

22.11.2017 12:00 - 13:00
Abs & Legs

22.11.2017 18:00 - 22:00
AperiGanzo

23.11.2017 13:00 - 14:00
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