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STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

 

Studying abroad at Florence University of the Arts offers flexible options throughout the year.

 

A detailed study abroad brochure is available at the Academics area. For admissions information and materials please consult the Admissions area

 

The following sessions are held at our campuses in Florence:

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Course schedules are viewable for a complete list of courses offered in all academic sessions. Academic calendars are available with dates according to the sessions.
  • Please note, course selections may be subject to change depending on enrolment and availability.
  • The approval of credit loads must be pre-approved in any given academic session, students who wish to earn credits in addition to the regular load per session must receive approval from their home institution.

 

SEMESTER/YEAR – Fall, Spring, Summer

 

15-Week Fall and Spring Semesters

  • Credit load: Up to 18 semester / 27 quarter credits (upon approval)

  • Fall and Spring semesters run for 15 weeks from early September to mid December and late January to mid May.
  • Regular 3 credit courses are held 3 hours per week.
  • A 1-week Cultural Introduction to Italy session (3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits) may be added prior to the semester semester. See details below in Highlight Programs.

12-Week Summer Semester

  • Credit load: Up to 18 semester / 27 quarter credits (upon approval)
  • Classes are held Tues-Wed-Thurs on a 6-week basis or Monday through Friday on a 3-week basis.
  • Students select from the regular schedule of 6-week courses (Tues-Wed-Thurs), 3-week courses (Mon-Fri) or combine classes from the two.
  • A 1-week Cultural Introduction to Italy session (3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits) may be added prior to the semester. See details below in Highlight Programs.

 

QUARTER PROGRAMS – Fall, Spring, Summer

  • The quarter structure is composed of three 3-week short sessions.  The combination of 3 sessions completes a full quarter of study and grants up to 15 semester / 22.5 quarter credits. Please note that a quarter may vary between 9 or 11 weeks due to 1-week intersessions between sessions during the fall/spring as indicated in the academic calendar.
  • Classes are held Monday through Friday.

 

SHORT PROGRAMS

Short programs are offered year-round. Students can opt to take one 3-week short program or combine two sessions for a total of 6 weeks. One 3-week session grants 3 semester credits or 4.5 quarter credits. The combined option of two 3-week sessions grants 6 semester / 9 quarter credits. Summer sessions are also offered on a 1, 4, and 6-week basis. Please consult the summer sessions for information on how they can be combined.

 

Fall and Spring Short Programs

 

Jan/Aug Intersession

  • Credit load: up to 6 semester / 9 quarter credits (upon approval)
  • These intersessions are offered for 3 weeks in the month of January or August.
  • Regular 3 credit classes are held Monday through Friday.

Sessions I, II, III (Fall & Spring)

  • Credit load: up to 6 semester / 9 quarter credits (upon approval)
  • These 3-week sessions take place after the January and August Intersessions.
  • Regular 3 credit classes are held Monday through Friday.

 

Summer Short Programs

 

1-Week Sessions - Cultural Introduction to Italy

  • Credit load: 3 semester credit / 4.5 quarter credit or non-credit option
  • Classes are held Sunday through Saturday.
  • A 1-week session may be added at the beginning of 6-week sessions or the fall/spring and summer semesters.
  • These sessions are comprised of field study and travel research in Tuscany, students learn on location in destinations unique for their local cultures, economies, histories, and societies. Lectures, visits to historic and contemporary sites, tastes of local gastronomy, expanded cultural horizons, and contact with local culture will directly strengthen and challenge perspectives of Italy.

3-Week Sessions

  • Credit load: up to 6 semester / 9 quarter credits (upon approval)
  • Classes are held Monday through Friday.
  • Students select courses from the regular schedule of courses offered during 3-week sessions.

4-Week Sessions

  • Credit load: up to 9 semester / 13.5 quarter credits (upon approval)
  • Classes are held Monday through Friday.
  • Students select courses from the regular schedule of 4-week session courses in addition to a week of field study and travel research.

6-Week Sessions

  • Credit load: up to 12 semester / 18 quarter credits (upon approval)
  • Classes are held Tues-Wed-Thurs.
  • Students select from the regular schedule of 6-week courses (Tues-Wed-Thurs), 3-week courses (Mon- Fri) or combine classes from the two. A 1-week Cultural Introduction to Italy (3 credits) session may be added ONLY at the beginning of the 6-week session.

 

Highlight Programs

Specialized study abroad programs are offered in specific disciplines both during the fall and summer seasons.

PLEASE NOTE: Program dates are for arrival and check out.

 

HORTICULTURE SEMESTER: In collaboration with Farmingdale State College

Dates & Further Details

  • Credit load: 15 semester credits
  • Students may enroll in a 15-week fall/spring or 12-week summer semester.
  • Topics of study: 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.

TUTTOTOSCANA Study Away Program: 1 or 4-week Fall Program from Florence to NYC

Dates & Further Details

  • Credit load: 3, 6, or 9 semester / 4.5, 9, or 12.5 quarter credit options available (upon approval)
  • The 4-week program offers 3 weeks of coursework in Florence and 1 week of events in NYC. Coursework involves the preparation of real life events to be hosted in prestigious locations. The New York City week features events at the James Beard Foundation.
  • Areas of study: Event Planning and Communications, Art Direction: Digital Media & Visual Arts Food & Wine Management.

  • *Please note: The 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credit program option takes place entirely the week of events in New York.

Cultural Introduction Programs: 1, 3, and 4-week sessions

Dates & Further Details

  • Credit load: 3 and 6 / 4.5 and 9 quarter credits
  • 1-week option: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits, features field learning in Rome, Tuscan coast, and Cinque Terre in the fall; Rome, Oriveto, and Perugia in the spring.

  • 3-week option: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits, cultural introduction to Italy class held entirely in Florence.

  • 4-week option: 6 semester / 9 quarter credits, begins with 1 week of field learning followed by 3 weeks of the cultural introduction to Italy topic in Florence.
  • Can be added at the beginning of any semester.

Italian Civilization and Culture: Society and Lifestyle: 3-week summer field learning

Dates & Further Details

  • Credit load: 6 semester / 9 quarter credits
  • This 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.

Cultural Perspectives: Awareness, Exposure, and Engagement:  6-Week summer

Dates & Further Details

  • Credit load: 6 semester / 9 quarter credits
  • The program focuses on contemporary Italian society and culture. Includes communication skills in Italian and builds community awareness through engagement. Visits, cultural/ fieldwork activities, weekend field experiences in Rome and Verona and the Lakes are included.
 

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