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FUA-Farmingdale Horticulture2

 

A specialized semester in horticulture studies is open to students seeking coursework including an internship experience in Florence, Italy. The program is a collaboration between Farmingdale State College and Florence University of the Arts, and features 15-week fall or spring semesters and a 12-week summer semester. Coursework includes the study of sustainable green environments in Italy, the history of Italian gardens, design practices in nature, the culture of grapes and wine production, and a required internship for a full, professionalizing immersion in Italian horticulture.

 

Program Benefits

  • 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.

Credit Load

15 credits total

 

Featured Coursework

  • 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)
  • Internship

Duration and Dates

15 weeks in the Fall or Spring Semesters

12 weeks in the Summer Semester

Upcoming Sessions:

Spring Semester 2017

Wednesday Jan 25 - Students arrive


Thursday Jan 26 - Orientation


Friday Jan 27 - Orientation


Monday Jan 30 - Classes start


Monday Mar 13 to Friday Mar 17 - Midterm Exam Week


Monday Mar 20 to Friday Mar 24 - Spring Break
Monday Mar 27 - Classes resume


Monday May 8 to Wednesday May 10 - Final Exam Week


Wednesday May 10 - Classes end


Thursday May 11 - Housing check-out (by 10AM)

 

12-Week Summer Semester 2017

Two 6-Week Sessions (A and B)* - classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Four 3-Week Sessions (I, II, III, and IV)* – classes held Monday through Thursday
*Sessions available will vary with Horticulture course offerings.
Sunday May 14 - Students arrive
Monday May 15 - Orientation/Final Registration
Tuesday May 16 - Classes start
Thursday Aug 3 - Classes end
Friday Aug 4 - Housing check-out (by 10AM)

 

Enrollment, Tuition, and Further Info

For enrollment and tuition deadlines and details, please contact Florencehorticulture@farmingdale.edu.

 

 

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