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Made in Italy: Italian Taste & Aesthetics
Summer 2019 July 4-Week 1 Course Florence

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About the Program

Italians value taste and aesthetics, and hold their food, art, design, and fashion to long-held high standards. This program emphasizes key concepts such as beauty, quality, and craftsmanship through a comprehensive and practical examination of the cultural, economic, historical, and linguistic factors that contribute to the "Italian style." Courses on contemporary topics will examine the “Made in Italy” label that industries proudly thrive on, which adds value to one-of-a-kind items in a mass-produced world. Skill, technique, and sophistication will characterize your Italian summer experience.

Requirements


  • Overview
  • Location:
  • Florence
  • Dates:
  • 6/26/19 - 7/27/19
  • Price:
  • $5,095
  • Credits:
  • 3
  • Deadlines
  • Apply by:
  • Closed
  • Withdraw by:
  • 6/1/19
  • Application Requirements
  • Transcript - Unofficial
  • Complete Application
  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Eligibility
  • Education
    Completed:
  • High School Graduate
  • Foreign Language Proficiency:
  • All Levels
  • Minimum GPA:
  • 2.5

The CEA CAPA Florence Center offers a variety of courses that allow you to explore all that Florence has to offer, with your professors as guides. Classes are small, taught in English, and take full advantage of the city just beyond our doors. Experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom are plentiful and bring lessons to life, exposing you to new perspectives and starting you on your journey toward global citizenship.

When you study abroad in Florence, you can choose CEA CAPA Housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA CAPA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.

Program Structure

Choose to enroll in 1 or 2 elective courses; courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits. If you choose the 1-course option, you’ll earn 3 credits (up to 45 contact hours); if you choose the 2-course option, you’ll earn 6 credits (up to 90 contact hours).

Classes meet Monday-Thursday for 2.5-3 hours each. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled on Fridays.

Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

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Courses

The following courses have been confirmed for this term. Please note, the host institution reserves the right to cancel or change courses without prior notification.

*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.

Excursions

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.

Pisa & Lucca

Pisa & Lucca

Everyone knows of Pisa for its famous leaning tower.  But do you know why that tower was built?  It’s the belltower of this medieval port town’s breathtaking cathedral complex, and there’s so much to learn about it and the buildings that accompany it.  After a visit to Pisa, we’ll move on to Lucca: a beautiful and peaceful Tuscan town that dares you to slow down for the day.

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Ravenna

Ravenna

Originally a port town, Ravenna was a crossroads of western and eastern peoples and art for nearly 300 years as an important political center of the late Roman Empire. Public and private structures built during this time were decorated with mosaics that will make you catch your breath. This off-the-beaten-path visit will include a guided tour of these gorgeous monuments and a delicious local lunch.

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Bologna

Bologna

Bologna is best known for its medieval towers, porticoed streets, and hearty cuisine. It’s also home to Europe’s oldest university, founded in 1088. We will tour the university’s main historical building and its Anatomical Theater, where autopsies were once performed to train early doctors. We will treat you to a group lunch before you have time to explore Bologna on your own.

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Siena

Siena

One of Italy’s most picturesque and international medieval cities, Siena is home to well-preserved Gothic architecture and is the birthplace of one of Italy’s patron saints. Siena may be best known for its annual summer horse races, whose origins go back to the 1300s (Think the horseracing scene in James Bond’s Quantum of Solace.)

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Sample Budget

This budget contains costs that you can take to your financial aid office. Please note that amounts may fluctuate; we’ve included a range of costs.

Federal law allows the use of financial aid to cover “reasonable” costs of study abroad including round-trip transportation, tuition and fees for the program, living costs, passport and visa fees, health insurance, and more.

Please note that all costs and charges listed below are subject to change without notice. With the exception of Program Price, all costs are estimates and may vary.

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Sample Calendar

Below is a tentative itinerary for your program. Please note, dates and events below may change without prior notification. Contact CEA CAPA before purchasing airline tickets.

You will receive a finalized itinerary once you arrive onsite.

Note: Additional cultural activities/excursions or required course-related activities may be incorporated into your final itinerary. You are advised not to make personal travel arrangements until you have the final dates.

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