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FUA Student Panels at the 2017 Annual Fall Conference

FUA Student Panels at the 2017 Annual Fall Conference

Students take part in the 2017 FUA SUNY Stony Brook University Annual Fall Conference, "1968 Where Have all the Flowers Gone? Reflections on 1960's Revolutions."  

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Advanced Italian Magazine Collaboration

Advanced Italian Magazine Collaboration

The students of the Italian Language Advanced course have the opportunity to collaborate with Blending magazine.  

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Student Involvement in Student Life

Student Involvement in Student Life

Student Life and Development Office at Corso dei Tintori, Florence, Italy.  

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Fall 2017 Reflections

Fall 2017 Reflections

The photo shows study abroad student Abigail Rothman working on a sketch of The David, a sculpture she visited for an Advanced Drawing course while in Florence.  

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Intermediate Interior Design: Bar Cafeteria Project

Intermediate Interior Design: Bar Cafeteria Project

The Intermediate Interior Design course helps students develop their design skills through various projects.

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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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  • FUA Student Panels at the 2017 Annual Fall Conference
  • Advanced Italian Magazine Collaboration
  • Student Involvement in Student Life
  • Fall 2017 Reflections
  • Intermediate Interior Design: Bar Cafeteria Project
  • Jessie Chaffee on her novel

 

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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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    TUTTOTOSCANA FLORENCE-NYC JAMES BEARD 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.

     

    2018 Dates:
    Sunday Sept 30 Students arrive in Florence
    Monday Oct 1 Orientation/Final Registration
    Tuesday Oct 2 Florence classes start
    Thursday Oct 18 Florence classes end
    Friday Oct 19 Florence housing check-out (by 10AM)
    Saturday Oct 20 - Saturday Oct 27 Study away program in NYC
    Friday Nov 2 Final papers due
    November 7-8-9 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 details can be found in the program brochure. For academic details online, please consult 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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2018 Resident Assistant Scholarship Position

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Call for papers for the Apicius March 17, 2018 conference now accepting submissions

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The Fall 17 issue of Blending Magazine takes its inspiration from the FUA-SBU conference themed Reflections on the 1960’s Revolutions.

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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:

24.01.2018 18:00 - 22:00
AperiGanzo

25.01.2018 20:30 - 22:30
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31.01.2018 18:00 - 22:00
AperiGanzo

02.02.2018 19:00 - 22:30
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05.02.2018 18:00 - 19:00
Wine Club

06.02.2018 20:45 - 22:45
Sports Night

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