Hospitality, Culinary Arts & Publishing Certification Programs

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality
Florence, Italy
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Hospitality, Culinary Arts & Publishing Certification Programs

  • Location

    Florence

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

    Located between the historic Palazzo Doni and Palazzo Guicciardini-Strozzi, the Florence University of the Arts (FUA) is housed in a combination of historic palaces converted to modern academic buildings. With free access to internet, research labs, recording and art studio spaces, demo kitchens, fashion media labs, and numerous other facilities, you will enjoy a fusion of Florentine tradition and modernity. With the ISA Office located a few minutes' walk along the Arno River and right around the corner from the famed Ponte Vecchio, you can easily go from campus to the ISA Office for support with academics, housing, travel, or any other aspect of the program. You can come here to receive tutoring, meet with other ISA students, check the ISA bulletin board for upcoming cultural events, use the internet, or mingle with the resident staff.

    FUA is accredited by the Region of Tuscany, as delegated by the Ministry of Education.

  • Term

    Academic Year 2 2020

  • Program Dates

    Late Aug, 2020 - Mid May, 2021

  • Program Length

    Academic Year

  • Application Deadline

    May 01, 2020

  • Credit

    36 - 37 Credits

  • Eligibility

    2.75 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    TBA

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Program Description

This one-year certificate program offers you the chance to develop new skills and knowledge while building a body of work and professional experience in an international learning environment. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a designated professional certificate. You can enroll in one of the certificate programs listed below. Each program offers a predetermined set of courses though you may also take additional optional seminars or language classes for an additional fee.

Year-long certificate programs are available in the following fields: baking and pastry, culinary arts, hospitality management, wine studies and oenology, publishing , photography, visual communication, fashion design and technology, accessory design and technology, eco-sustainable design, and luxury design.

Courses are taught in English by local and international faculty. Your classmates will be international students, the majority of whom are North American.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • You must be at least 18 years old by the program start date.

  • You must submit a resume and a personal statement with your application.

  • You must submit a self-disclosure conduct information form and a School of Record transcript request form. Additional details will be provided after gaining access to the ISA Student Portal.

  • If you have a cumulative GPA below 2.75, you may still be considered for acceptance. You will have to submit one letter of recommendation and a statement of purpose.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Credits

36 - 37

Contact Hours

540 - 555

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

36 - 37

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

54 - 55

Academic Information

  • PROGRAM STRUCTURE
    • Students will follow a pre-determined set of courses as part of their specific certificate program.
    • Optional courses may be added on-site for an extra fee to be paid directly to the host university.
  • COURSE CREDIT
    • Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions.
    • According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home and host institutions, for the duration of the program.
    • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student's home university.
  • COURSE LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS
    • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the Florence University of the Arts subject difficulty levels and course codes. Course numbers generally adhere to the following guidelines:
      • 100 - 299 Lower division courses
      • 300 - 399 Upper division courses
    • These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisers and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
  • SYLLABI
  • COURSE FEES
    • The Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, Wine Studies and Enology, and Baking and Pastry certificate programs require a mandatory lab fee of €600.
  • 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/APICIUS. For more information on this option, please contact ISA.
  • Please Note: The courses below reflect the most current list of courses released by the host university. Please refer to this list when completing your pre-registration form. Also note that courses are always subject to change.

Courses

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Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality
Certificate in Communication and Interactive Digital Media
6 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
Certificate in Food, Wine, and Wellness Studies
3 Credits
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
Certificate in Hospitality Management
6 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
6 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Certificate in Fashion Design, Merchandising, and Media
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
6 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Ben Chinisci

Program Manager, Italy

FLORENCE TEAM

Alessia Foianesi

Resident Director, Italy

Ola (Aleksandra) Smolen

Senior Academic Coordinator, Italy

Luca Innocenti

Housing Coordinator, Italy

Perla Signori

Italy Custom Program Director, Italy

Stefano Casati

Cultural Activities & Custom Program Coordinator, Italy

Sabrina Landini

Senior Cultural Activities Coordinator & Custom Programs, Italy

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Housing

ISA housing offers several ways for you to immerse yourself in Florence during your study abroad experience. Since Florence is a small city, you’ll likely walk from all of these housing options to class, though some options are more centrally located than others. Whether you want an immersive Italian experience in a homestay or a more independent international student apartment, you’ll be within walking distance to your courses!

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations. However, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Homestay

For a fully-immersive experience during your time abroad, we recommend you choose to live with an Italian family. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. Homestays provide breakfast seven days a week, dinner five days a week and laundry service once a week. You will typically share a room with another ISA student (roommates are of the same gender).

Apartment

Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking complete independence during your time abroad. Rent and utilities are included in the program price and each apartment is fully furnished. The apartments are located throughout the city of Florence rather than all in one building. Apartments typically house two to six ISA students, with shared room occupancy. Meals and laundry service are not included. You will pay a $250 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Student Residence

The Student Hotel is offered at an additional price and is the best choice if you would like to live in a more student-centered environment similar to US university dorms. The Student Hotel is a renovated 19th-Century palazzo, combining traditional architecture with modern amenities and interiors. Rooms are double-occupancy and availability is limited. The dorms have private bathrooms, coin-operated laundry facilities, monthly cleaning service, and a common kitchen area on the bottom floor. There are also common spaces like a study room and a game room. You will also have access to additional amenities such as weekly cleaning service and a daily breakfast buffet for an additional cost. You will pay an extra cost in addition to the $250 refundable security deposit if you choose this housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this housing deposit in the event of damage to property or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

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