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Academic Programs in Florence

Students may choose from the following Academic Program options:

Academic Year

Students participating in the ISA Florence Year program have the option to take courses in English. Students are required to participate in at least one Italian language course at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level. Program participants will be in class with other U.S. and international students. Subjects available at Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality include: Advertising, Art History, Contemporary Italian Studies, Digital Media, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Food and Culture, History, Hospitality, Italian Language, Journalism, Literature, Marketing, Management, Nutrition, Photography, Political Science, Sport Science and Studio Art.

Upon program completion, students will receive a transcript issued directly from the Florence University of the Arts (FUA). Beginning Fall 2012, 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/APICIUS. For more information on this option, please contact ISA.

Semester / Trimester

Students participating in the ISA Florence Semester program have the option to take courses in English. Students are required to participate in at least one Italian language course at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level. Program participants will be in class with other U.S. and international students. Courses available at Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality include: Advertising, Art History, Contemporary Italian Studies, Digital Media, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Food and Culture, History, Hospitality, Italian Language, Journalism, Literature, Marketing, Management, Nutrition, Photography, Political Science, Sport Science and Studio Art.

Upon program completion, students will receive a transcript issued directly from the Florence University of the Arts (FUA). Beginning Fall 2012, 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/APICIUS. For more information on this option, please contact ISA.

Summer

Students participating in the ISA Florence Summer program have the option to take courses in English as well as Italian language courses at any level. Program participants will be in class with other U.S. and international students. Courses at Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality include: Advertising, Art History, Contemporary Italian Studies, Digital Media, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Food & Culture, History, Hospitality, Italian Language, Journalism, Literature, Marketing, Management, Nutrition, Photography, Political Science, Sport Science and Studio Art.

Upon program completion, students will receive a transcript issued directly from the Florence University of the Arts (FUA). Beginning Fall 2012, 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/APICIUS. For more information on this option, please contact ISA.

J-Term

The J-Term (January Term) program is designed for students wanting to complete an Arts, Business or Language course in an intensive 3-week format. This program can be taken as a precursor to a semester program or as an individual program.

This program is well-suited for those students needing to complete a pre-requisite in order to register for a more advanced course during the following session, or for those who wish to advance their language skills.

The J-Term session is open to students who have a 2.75 GPA. Courses are taught in English except for Italian language courses which are available for students with a beginning through advanced level of proficiency. Courses will be taught by local and international faculty. Classmates are international students, the majority of whom are North American.

Upon program completion, students will receive a transcript issued directly from the Florence University of the Arts (FUA). Beginning Fall 2012, 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/APICIUS. For more information on this option, please contact ISA.

Please note that the J-Term program price does not include airport pick-up, drop-off, or excursions.

Intensive Month

The Intensive Month programs are designed for students wanting to complete an Italian language, Arts or Culture course in an intensive 3-week format. This program is open to students at all language levels. Courses are taught in English except for Italian language courses which are available for students with a beginning through advanced level of proficiency. Courses will be taught by local and international faculty. Classmates are international students, the majority of whom are North American.

Upon program completion, students will receive a transcript issued directly from the Florence University of the Arts (FUA). Beginning Fall 2012, 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/APICIUS. For more information on this option, please contact ISA.

Please note that the Intensive Month program prices do not include airport pick-up, drop-off, or excursions.

Service Learning/Internship

ISA is committed to offering students opportunities to go beyond the classroom and participate in a service-learning or internship program while abroad.

ISA's Service-Learning and Internship division, ELAP, offers opportunities to work at local organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. ELAP-facilitated programs are available independently or may be combined with an ISA academic program. All ELAP programs encourage personal and professional growth, develop language proficiency, and facilitate meaningful community engagement. Students will develop an ELAP Portfolio throughout the program, documenting their projects, hours, and program activities.

In addition to ELAP-facilitated programs, several of ISA's host institutions offer internships or service-learning opportunities in addition to coursework. Students who choose this option will be enrolled in an ISA program and elect to take an internship or service-learning course through the host university and, upon completion, receive a host university transcript for their coursework.

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