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Summer

Students may choose between the following Program Terms:

Business, Hospitality & Studio Art - Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

The summer program options at the Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality (FUA) allow students with little or no experience in the Italian language to choose from several courses in taught in English in a wide variety of subjects such as: Art History, Italian Studies, Digital Media, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Food and Culture, History, Hospitality, Journalism, Marketing, Management, Nutrition, Photography, Studio Art, and more. FUA places a strong emphasis on Experiential Learning, focusing on real-world experience and hands-on learning.

Program Highlights:

  • State-of-the-art facilities give students incredible hands-on learning experences with professional grade equipment and technology.
  • Internships are available across a wide variety of subjects. Language level requirments may vary.
  • Each course offers a field trip as part of the curriculum.
Academic Details:
  • Students will enroll in 1 course per session.
  • Courses are taught in English (except for Italian language courses).
  • No Italian language experience is required for this program.
  • Some courses may require additional fees.
  • Courses will be taught by local and international faculty.
  • Classmates are international students, the majority of whom are North American.
Transcripts:
Upon program completion, students will receive a transcript issued directly from the Florence University of the Arts (FUA). Students requiring a U.S. transcript will have the option to request a supplemental transcript from the University of South Florida (USF), who serves as the U.S. School of Record for ISA programs held at the FUA. For more information on this option, please contact ISA.

Gap students, 18 years old and older, are also eligible for this program.

*Florence summer programs begin in Rome. Please refer to the Itinerary or email the Florence Site Specialist with questions.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Summer 1 & 2 2017May 10, 2017 to Jun 23, 2017IFLU1517$7,250Program in Progress
Summer 1, 2 & 3 2017May 10, 2017 to Jul 14, 2017IFLU1817$9,950Program in Progress
Summer 1, 2, 3 & 4 2017May 10, 2017 to Aug 4, 2017IFLU2117$12,250Program in Progress
Summer 2 2017May 31, 2017 to Jun 23, 2017IFLU1217$4,450Program in Progress
Summer 2 & 3 2017May 31, 2017 to Jul 14, 2017IFLU1617$7,250Program in Progress
Summer 2, 3 & 4 2017May 31, 2017 to Aug 4, 2017IFLU1917$9,950Program in Progress
Summer 3 2017Jun 21, 2017 to Jul 14, 2017IFLU1317$4,450Program in Progress
Summer 3 & 4 2017Jun 21, 2017 to Aug 4, 2017IFLU1717$7,250Program in Progress
Summer 4 2017Jul 12, 2017 to Aug 4, 2017IFLU1417$4,450Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Summer 1 2018Early May, 2018 to Early Jun, 2018IFLU1118TBA Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 1 & 2 2018Early May, 2018 to Late Jun, 2018IFLU1518TBA Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 1, 2 & 3 2018Early May, 2018 to Mid Jul, 2018IFLU1818TBA Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 1, 2, 3 & 4 2018Early May, 2018 to Early Aug, 2018IFLU2118TBA Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 2 2018Late May, 2018 to Late Jun, 2018IFLU1218TBA Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 2 & 3 2018Late May, 2018 to Mid Jul, 2018IFLU1618TBA Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 2, 3 & 4 2018Late May, 2018 to Early Aug, 2018IFLU1918TBA Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 3 2018Late Jun, 2018 to Mid Jul, 2018IFLU1318TBA Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 3 & 4 2018Late Jun, 2018 to Early Aug, 2018IFLU1718TBA Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 4 2018Mid Jul, 2018 to Early Aug, 2018IFLU1418TBA Currently Accepting Applications!

Internships & Experiential Learning - Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

The Florence Internships & Experiential Learning summer program at the Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality (FUA) allows students to gain real-world experience in a variety of fields. Student will follow either an Internship or an Experiential Learning course. Placements are available for students at varying levels of Italian language proficiency from Beginner to Advanced.

Internships:

  • Internships are worth the equivalent of 3 U.S. semester credits.
  • Students will be placed to work at a local business in Florence where they actively assist professionals in fulfilling daily tasks and chores.
  • Students do not receive academic instruction, but learn by performing tasks.
  • Students will work about 20 hours per week, and evening and weekend shifts may be required depending on placement.
  • Additional application materials are required for an internship placement. Students will submit a Cover Letter and Resume as well as any other materials pertinent to the desired position followed by a Skype interview.
  • Some placements require an Italian language proficiency test.
  • All internships are unpaid.
Experiential Learning Courses:
  • Experiential Learning courses are worth 6 credits and will incur a supplementary fee for the additional tuition.
  • Courses are taught in English. No Italian language experience is required for this program.
  • In addition to regular lecture hours, students will be involved in learning by doing through real projects and integration with the local population in order to remove cultural and learning barriers as well as to develop a strong likelihood for success in life.
  • State-of-the-art facilities give students incredible hands-on learning experiences with professional grade equipment and technology.
  • The Experiential Learning hours are fully supervised by instructors who track students step by step during their learning experience, monitor and advise according to student needs, and support student initiative.
  • Some courses may require lab fees which are to paid directly to the university.
  • Courses will be taught by local and international faculty.
  • Classmates are international students, the majority of whom are North American.
Transcripts:
Upon program completion, students will receive a transcript issued directly from the Florence University of the Arts (FUA). Students requiring a U.S. transcript will have the option to request a supplemental transcript from the University of South Florida (USF), who serves as the U.S. School of Record for ISA programs held at the FUA. For more information on this option, please contact ISA.

Gap students, 18 years old and older, are also eligible for this program.

*Florence summer programs begin in Rome. Please refer to the Itinerary or email the Florence Site Specialist with questions.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Summer 11 2017May 10, 2017 to Jun 23, 2017IFLU2217$5,995Program in Progress
Summer 12 2017Jun 21, 2017 to Aug 4, 2017IFLU2317$5,995Program in Progress
Summer 11 2018Early May, 2018 to Late Jun, 2018IFLU2218TBA Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 12 2018Early May, 2018 to Late Jun, 2018IFLU2318TBA Currently Accepting Applications!