2019 Summer Program: Florence University of the Arts

PROGRAM – FLORENCE, ITALY PRICE & DATES PROGRAM CODE
Summer I 2019 (3 weeks, 3 credits) see below FISU1A
Summer I 2019 (3 weeks, 6 credits) see below FISU1B
Summer II 2019 (3 weeks, 3 credits) see below FISU2A
Summer II 2019 (3 weeks, 6 credits) see below FISU2B
Summer III 2019 (3 weeks, 3 credits) see below FISU3A
Summer III 2019 (3 weeks, 6 credits) see below FISU3B
Summer IV 2019 (3 weeks, 3 credits) see below FISU4A
Summer IV 2019 (3 weeks, 6 credits) see below FISU4B
Summer A 2019 (6 weeks, 3 credits) see below FISUAA
Summer A 2019 (6 weeks, 6 credits) see below FISUAB
Summer B 2019 (6 weeks, 3 credits) see below FISUBA
Summer B 2019 (6 weeks, 6 credits) see below FISUBB

 

*Some courses have additional course fees for academic field trips and/or materials which students must pay for on their own and are not included in our program fee.

Language Eligibility: open to all levels of Italian.

For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPAclick here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 3-6 semester credits per summer session.  Normal course load is 1-2 courses per summer session. Students who take more than 6 credits per summer session will be charged an additional fee per credit. Check with ASA for updated pricing for additional credits.

Final transcript is issued by the University of South Florida.

Florence, Italy: Summer Course Offerings at Florence University of the Arts (FUA)

**Students are advised to APPLY EARLY for the best course selection, as classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis, and there are a limited number of seats per subject.  Students who wait until the Application Deadline to apply may not have all courses available to them.  If you are concerned about getting into a particular class, please call us at 888-845-4272 to confirm availability.

Florence University of the Arts offers four, 3-week Summer sessions (Summer I, II, III and IV) and two, 6-week sessions (Summer A and B). Program dates are in the chart below.

Students will take 1 or 2 classes per summer session, for a total of 3-6 semester credits.  Program price varies by session length and number of courses/credits undertaken. Please see the chart below for pricing.

It is not mandatory to take Italian language during the summer session, unless it is required by your home institution. You may not take more than one Italian language during any one session. All classes are taught in English, except Italian language courses.

All students MUST have DOUBLE the number of classes approved by their home institution than they actually plan to take. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a one alternate class for each of your top choices, and all must be different. FUA will not process your registration unless you complete the form accordingly. Having double the number of classes approved will give you back-ups in case your top choices are not available. Classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis and sometimes fill up. All students are advised to APPLY EARLY for the best course selection!

COURSE FEES (NOT INCLUDED)

Some FUA classes have course fees that cover required academic field trips and/or materials, which ARE NOT INCLUDED in the ASA program price. Students will pay applicable course fees directly to Florence University of the Arts after arrival.   Click here for a list of Summer 2019 course fees. Course fees are subject to change. 

COURSE OFFERINGS, PRICES, DATES

**HELPFUL TIP!  Summer A and Summer B are 6-week sessions. The first 3 weeks of Summer A is Summer I, and the last 3 weeks of Summer A is Summer II.  The first 3 weeks of Summer B is Summer III, and the last 3 weeks of Summer B is Summer IV. 

Please use the chart below to explore Summer course offerings at Florence University of the Arts. Prices DO NOT include the Course Fees listed above.

Summer Session 2019 Dates Duration Number of Courses chosen from Session(s) Number of Credits Price
I Arrive May 11 Depart May 31 3 weeks Choose 1 or 2 courses from Session I (Click here for Session I offerings) 3-6 credits $4,595 (3 credits) or $6,195 (6 credits)
II Arrive June 1 Depart June 21 3 weeks Choose 1 or 2 courses from Session II (Click here for Session II offerings) 3-6 credits $4,595 (3 credits) or $6,195 (6 credits)
III Arrive June 22 Depart July 12 3 weeks Choose 1 or 2 courses from Session III (Click here for Session III offerings) 3-6 credits $4,595 (3 credits) or $6,195 (6 credits)
IV Arrive July 13 Depart Aug. 2 3 weeks Choose 1 or 2 courses from Session IV (Click here for Session IV offerings) 3-6 credits $4,595 (3 credits) or $6,195 (6 credits)
A Arrive May 11 Depart June 21 6 weeks Choose 1 or 2 courses from these Sessions: A, I + II, A + I, or A + II (Click here for offerings – CHECK THE ‘SESSION’ COLUMN CAREFULLY!) 3-6 credits $5,395 (3 credits) or $6,995 (6 credits)
B Arrive June 22 Depart Aug. 2 6 weeks Choose 1 or 2 courses from these Sessions: B, III + IV, B + III, or B + IV (Click here for offerings – CHECK THE ‘SESSION’ COLUMN CAREFULLY!) 3-6 credits $5,395 (3 credits) or $6,995 (6 credits)

Once again, all students MUST have DOUBLE the number of classes approved by their home institution than they actually plan to take. This will give you back-ups in case your top choices are not available. Classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis and sometimes fill up. All students are advised to APPLY EARLY for the best course selection!

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS/SYLLABI

ASA is happy to email you detailed syllabi/course descriptions for any classes you are interested in taking.  Simply send an email to info (at) academicstudies.com and include the Course Code and Course Title.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Florence University of the Arts offers a number of classes that include an Experiential Learning Project.  An ELP is similar to an internship and is a great résumé builder.  It is a dynamic learning environment that increases students’ cultural awareness and intercultural communication skills through hands-on activities and interaction with the Florentine community.  In addition to regular class (lecture) hours, students who participate in an Experiential Learning Project will typically complete 150 hours of “learn-by-doing” through real work or research projects and integration with the local population.  Experiential learning hours are fully supervised by FUA instructors who track students step-by-step, monitor and advise according to student needs, and support student initiative.  This all-encompassing educational experience, based on theory and practice in real enterprises, will help students learn problem solving skills, leadership skills, and management skills.  To see a list of available classes that have an Experiential Learning Project, simply view the “Course Offerings and Schedules” link for your term (above), and then scroll to the section called “Department of Experiential Learning.”

FIELD LEARNING & SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Field Learning is a method of educating through first-hand experience. Skills, knowledge, and experience are acquired outside of the traditional classroom setting through field activities, field research, and service learning projects.  Field-related content is not limited to just the course subject but seeks to supplement and enrich the topics covered in class. Students will have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice while experiencing Italian culture, art, and community.  Faculty will lead students through guided projects and field experiences, helping them develop skills and appreciate the richness of Italian culture through direct contact with the culture.  To see a list of available classes that have a Field Learning or Service Learning component, simply view the “Course Offerings and Schedules” link for your term (above), and then scroll to the section called “Department of Field Learning.”

SUBJECT AREAS (not all subject areas offered during every term – please read the “Course Offerings” section above to see the courses available during your session)

 

ARTS & HUMANITIES

  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Accessory Design
  • Anthropology
  • Baking and Pastry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Italian Language
  • Italian Culture
  • Journalism
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Religious Studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Visual Communication
  • Wine Studies

 

BUSINESS

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality Management
  • Marketing
  • Management

 

NATURAL SCIENCES

  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Sustainable Development

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Food and Culture
  • Sociology