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May 11th – June 23rd, 2017
Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, has grown from the Etruscan-Roman period to a city of about 600,000. It is situated in central Italy only a few hours by train from such cities as Pisa, Rome, Naples, and Milan. Besides visiting the many museums and historical sites in Florence, students may also take advantage of the varied cultural events--concerts, films, operas, and historical festivals--which the city offers during the summer.
Students must enroll in 2 or 3 courses for a total minimum of 7 credits. All students must also be enrolled in at least 1 credit of Italian language and culture.
Example course schedules are:
ITA 101: Elementary Italian (4)
ART 494: Drawing in Florence (3) or ARS 310: Renaissance Art in Tuscany (3)
ITA 494: Italian Culture (1)
ART 494: Drawing in Florence (3)
ARS 310: Renaissance Art in Tuscany (3)
Participants will be lodged in student housing located in central Florence. All apartments are centrally located within a short walking distance to the International Studies Institute (ISI). The apartments are equipped with Wi-Fi and standard kitchen facilities, which will enable participants to prepare some of their own meals.
Program Fee includes: 7 credits of course work, program lodging in Florence with Wi-Fi, weekend excursion to Sorrento and Pompeii, activities with Italian university students, pizza night, cultural evening appreciation of Tuscan olive oil and balsamic vinegar, pick up at the Florence airport on Thursday May 12th, onsite orientation, welcome lunch, international health insurance, a museum pass and 24/7 emergency contact. Not included: ASU student fees, transportation to and from Italy, meals, passport fee, school supplies, individual museum visits unless it's a state museum, books and individual travel.
Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.