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CULTURAL INTRODUCTION/PERSPECTIVES SUMMER 2016 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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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
Each concentration offers two 6-credit courses for a total of 12 credits.
Sunday June 5 - Students arrive (after 4:00PM)
Monday June 6 - Orientation/Final Registration
Tuesday June 7 - Classes start
Thursday August 4 - Classes end
Friday August 5 - Housing check out (by 10AM)
To apply please visit our Undergraduate Admissions Area.
ITALIAN CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE FIELD LEARNING SUMMER 2016 •
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.
Week 1 - Northern Italy
Week 2 - Southern Italy
Week 3 - Central Italy
Dates for 2016:
Sunday May 15 - Students arrive (Milan) Orientation/Final Registration
Monday May 16 - Classes start
Sunday June 5 - Classes end (Florence)
Further information on the field learning itinerary is available in the program brochure.
CROSS CAMPUS NEWS:
The 2015 FUA / SUNY Stony Brook winter conference program with speaker and panel lineups is available.
Blending Newsletter Fall 2015 Iss. 2 has been released. Featured are a unique art exhibition at Santa Croce, music, Verona, and local portraits.
Blending Magazine has been released with the “Volume” theme highlighting the spaces, shapes, and sounds of Florence and Italy.
ALUMNI SUCCESS STORY
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.
27.11.2015 19:00 - 22:30
Friday a la Carte
30.11.2015 20:45 - 22:30
01.12.2015 20:45 - 22:30
02.12.2015 18:00 - 22:00
03.12.2015 20:30 - 22:30
Olio Extra Virgine: Green Gold of Tuscany
03.12.2015 20:45 - 22:30