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Program Overview

 

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.

 

Program Structure and Areas

 

Students may choose from 3 different areas of event organization and production for 6-9 credits (Florence-NYC) or 3 credits (NYC-only). The 6 to 9-credit option follows a 4-week structure that begins with 3 weeks of academic and event preparation in Florence and concludes with the event cycle week in NYC. The 3-credit option follows a 1-week structure held directly in NYC. The event concept and details are managed and organized by students and faculty after a deep cultural and academic immersion in Florence, and executed as a team during the week of event staging on location.

 

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.

 

About the James Beard Foundation


The capstone events of the Florence-NYC edition in the fall season culminate at the James Beard Foundation, America’s most renowned reference in the world of gastronomy and the professional restaurant industry. JBF is a non-profit foundation founded in honor of a great culinary patron, James Beard, and carries on Mr. Beard’s desire to spread culinary awareness through education. In addition to the foundation’s educational efforts and its program of hosting chefs and restaurants from around the world, its yearly food industry awards recognize America’s established and emerging gastronomic talents. The foundation is located in Mr. Beard’s former home in the heart of the charming West Village in NYC, and is where the TuttoToscana team presents its event concepts to the foundation members and the general public. 

 

For further info:

 

Please see the Career Programs brochure in the FUA Academics area for general program details. Specific dates are available in the brochure available at the upcoming edition program page. The schedules of the courses listed below per program area and season may be consulted in our Academic Schedules. Courses are held in Session A. The 3-credit NYC-only course is found in the Fall Intersession/Seminar Week. For enrollment please visit the Admissions page.

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