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NEW SUMMER 2018 FIELD LEARNING PROGRAMS •
The Summer 2018 academic season at FUA features two new field learning program alternatives to Cultural Introduction to Italy based on the topics of farm to table and the Italian family.
THE ITALIAN FOOD INDUSTRY: FROM FARM TO TABLE
When: This 1-week field learning course can be taken in Session D prior to Summer Session II. The field learning coursework and activities take. place at a local Italian farm. The course is also offered as a 3-week Florence-only course or a 4-week course (Session VI) that combines the week of field learning and the Florence session.
Areas of study: Course content is compatible with several areas of study such as hospitality, food and culture, health, nutrition, enviromental studies, and sustainable development.
For details and upcoming dates please visit the program page.
CULTURAL INTRODUCTION TO THE ITALIAN FAMILY
When: This 1-week field learning course can be taken in Session E prior to Summer Session III. The course is also offered as a 3-week Florence-only course or a 4-week course (Session VII) that combines the week of field learning and the Florence session. A Service Learning course option is also available during the Florence-only course session.
Areas of study: Course content is compatible with several areas of study such as food, family, and consumer sciences; Italian cultural studies; sociology; community service; and experiential learning.
For details and upcoming dates please visit the program page.
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.
Further details, dates, and program brochure are available for download at the program page.
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.
TUTTOTOSCANA FLORENCE-NYC JAMES BEARD 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.
Sunday Sept 30 Students arrive in Florence
Monday Oct 1 Orientation/Final Registration
Tuesday Oct 2 Florence classes start
Thursday Oct 18 Florence classes end
Friday Oct 19 Florence housing check-out (by 10AM)
Saturday Oct 20 - Saturday Oct 27 Study away program in NYC
Friday Nov 2 Final papers due
November 7-8-9 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 details can be found in the program brochure. For academic details online, please consult the program page.
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.
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.
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.
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
Food, Culture, and Society in Italy
Cultural Introduction to the Italian Family
Health and Fitness in the Mediterranean
Food, Health, and Wellness in Italy
Fashion Design Studio I
Cultural Introduction to Italy
Florentine Art Walks
Introduction to Creative Accessory Design
Introduction to Fashion Photography
Dante Aligheri's Florence: Readings and Cultural Walks
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.
Program dates, details, and downloadable brochure are available at the program page.
CROSS CAMPUS NEWS:
2018 Resident Assistant Scholarship Position
The Spring 2018 issue 2 of Blending Newsletter features a news piece on DIVA’S first film photography exhibition in Corridoio Fiorentino.
The Spring 2018 issue 1 of Blending Newsletter features a news piece on FUA’s first-ever Alumni Week that hosted former students in Florence.
23.04.2018 20:45 - 22:45
CITY WALK – FLORENCE TRANSFORMED
25.04.2018 18:00 - 22:00
26.04.2018 20:30 - 22:30
Themed Dinner Event - Cena 0KM
26.04.2018 20:45 - 22:45
30.04.2018 20:45 - 21:45
Connecting Cultures Recap Meeting
Festa del Lavoro