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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.
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.
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, details, and program brochure with the field learning itinerary are available at the program page.
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.
Program dates, details, and downloadable brochure are available at the program page.
25.10.2017 18:00 - 22:00
25.10.2017 20:45 - 22:30
Musing Club: Opera Night at St Mark's Church
26.10.2017 20:30 - 22:30
Themed Dinner Event - La Vendemmia in Cucina
30.10.2017 20:45 - 22:30
City Walk: Santa Maria Novella Quarter
31.10.2017 18:00 - 21:00
FLY Fashion Aperitivo
31.10.2017 18:30 - 19:30
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