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.
CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES: AWARENESS, EXPOSURE, AND ENGAGEMENT
LSSOCP310 Cultural Perspectives: Awareness, Exposure, and Engagement
Credit load: 6 semester credits (45 lecture hours 90 hours of field learning & field work)
The aim of this course is to study Italian culture through action and participation, and to build awareness from the perspective of active engagement beyond mere observation. The course concept is intended to give students a better understanding of contemporary Italian society and culture – politics, economy, social environment, traditions – and compare their current expressions with historical contexts by using hands-on and interactive participation in cultural integration programs that involve the local community.
An important element of this course is the Italian language component, which acts as a bridge to Italian culture based on communication skills. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to apply their basic knowledge of Italian language to fulfill course requirements. The course is designed to expand the student’s global prospective through constant reflection and constructive criticism in order to incorporate intercultural knowledge into a richly articulated awareness of the self intended as the individual, as the individual within a community, and the individual within a culture.
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.
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.
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 BrochureFurther information is available in the upcoming program edition brochure. For academic details online, please consult the program page.
CROSS CAMPUS NEWS:
Blending Newsletter Fall 2015 Iss. 1 has been released. Featured are stories from Vogue Fashion’s Night out and food guides to Florence.
The second issue of Blending Newsletter Summer 2015 has been released. Featured are stories from the Amalfi coast and the Medici family history.
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.
13.10.2015 20:45 - 22:30
14.10.2015 18:00 - 22:00
15.10.2015 20:30 - 22:30
Signature Dish - Tutto Toscana
15.10.2015 20:45 - 22:30
16.10.2015 15:00 - 16:00
Mind & Body
16.10.2015 19:00 - 22:30
Friday a la Carte