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Summer Lighting Course with Italian Architects

Summer Lighting Course with Italian Architects

Lighting course open to undergrad students and professional architects.

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Fashion in the Classroom

Fashion in the Classroom

Fashion final projects engage students in real retail operations at FLY.

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Course Focus: Islam and Politics

Course Focus: Islam and Politics

The Islam and Politics class challenges students to re-examine issues related to Islam.

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Course Focus: Cross-Cultural Psychology

Course Focus: Cross-Cultural Psychology

As a discipline, cross-cultural psychology represents an important applicability to students from all backgrounds.

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Italy as a Classroom

Italy as a Classroom

FUA students recount the benefits of the pre-session Cultural Introduction to Italy field learning course.

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Visiting Seminar Faculty Bill Foley

Visiting Seminar Faculty Bill Foley

Pulitzer Prize photographepr Bill Foley is interviewed about teaching for the FUA Fall 2016 seminar week.

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  • Summer Lighting Course with Italian Architects
  • Fashion in the Classroom
  • Course Focus: Islam and Politics
  • Course Focus: Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Italy as a Classroom
  • Visiting Seminar Faculty Bill Foley

 

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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...

 

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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.

     

    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.

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    TUTTOTOSCANA FLORENCE-NYC STUDY AWAY 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.

     

    2017 DATES:

    Sunday Oct 1 Students arrive in Florence
    Monday Oct 2 Orientation/Final Registration
    Tuesday Oct 3 Florence classes start
    Thursday Oct 19 Florence classes end
    Friday Oct 20 Florence housing check-out (by 10AM)
    Sunday Oct 22 Orientation in NYC
    Sunday Oct 22 to Sunday Oct 29 TuttoToscana study away program in NYC
    Friday Nov 3 Final papers due
    November 8-9-10 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 information is available in the upcoming program edition brochure. For academic details online, please consult the program page.

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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, program details, and the field learning itinerary are available in the program brochure.

     

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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

    Straw Hats and Bags: A Florentine Dynasty
    Ceramics (Beginner)
    Florence Sketchbook
    Health and Fitness in the Mediterranean
    Food, Culture, and Society in Italy
    Grow Green and Learn Italian
    Street Photography
    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.  

     

    Download the detailed brochure for program dates and further information on courses and activities. For information on the application process, please contact admissions@fua.it.

 
 
 

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CROSS CAMPUS NEWS:

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Call for papers for the Apicius March 18, 2017 conference now accepting submissions. 

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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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FUA is offering a summer 2017 resident assistant scholarship position. Deadline March 15.

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ALUMNI SUCCESS STORY

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Alum Michelle Chiarappa studied abroad at FUA in Fall 2012. As a Fulbright scholar teaching in Turkey, she returned to Florence, "one of the most amazing cities in the world," and shared her story with us.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

27.03.2017 20:45 - 22:45
Connecting Cultures: City Walk

28.03.2017 20:45 - 22:45
Sports Night

29.03.2017 18:00 - 22:00
AperiGanzo

31.03.2017 19:00 - 22:30
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