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Summer in Italy

STUDY ABROAD IN FLORENCE, ITALY

On the Summer in Florence program, you will enroll in CISabroad’s summer program at Florence University of the Arts. As a CISabroad student, you’ll spend four or seven weeks in the heart of one of Italy’s most loved cities. The program begins with a one week academic tour of Tuscany, giving you the opportunity to experience some of the highlights of the region as soon as you step off the plane!

While CISabroad works closely with NYIT, you will need to apply and pay all program fees directly to CISabroad. While we can assist in the search for your ideal programs, it is important that you are aware of how the experience will fulfill credits back at NYIT. If you have any questions about this process, please contact tnicholson@cisabroad.com

A few highlights of this program include:
• Small class sizes – Between 8-25 students
• Custom program length – Do you want to stay in Florence for 4 weeks or 7 weeks? Summer in Florence lets you choose just how long your summer program lasts and how many credits you receive.
• Cultural Tour of Italy- Earn one-credit for spending your first week exploring Rome then Tuscany before settling in to 3-6 weeks of class in Florence
• Italy and the rest of Europe in your backyard – By air or train, Florence is near hundreds of other Italian cities just waiting to be explored. Or, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, hop on a plane for a weekend in Spain! It's all possible when you spend your summer abroad in Italy!
• History brought to life – Listen to a class lecture on the powerful Medici family, then walk minutes from campus to see where the family lived during the Renaissance!
• Modern amenities in a classic city- Gym, internet, and library all on campus

The University

Summer in Florence is located at Florence University of the Arts, in the heart of the city with a fabulous location making all the great Florence sights easily accessible. With magnificent monuments such as the Ponte Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce just minutes from school, you’ll never have to complain about your walk to class. You will enjoy small class sizes of 8–20 students and excellent courses taught by Italian and other European professors. With the exception of your Italian-language course, all courses are taught in English and there is an extensive variety to choose from. In terms of academics, FUA truly has it all! FUA challenges its students to see beyond the beautiful art work that Florence has to offer and truly live in the city and experience everything it has to offer. This includes learning some of the language in order to truly interact with the culture and the people in the city. The institution is historically focused on humanities and looks at the past as a lens to understand principles of present day context. It is a rewarding academic experience!
As a CIS student, you will find that the staff and faculty provide a learning environment that allows you to soak in as much of Florence as possible. Full-time advisors will assist you academically and personally in areas such as course selection and overcoming culture shock. They will help you become accustomed to the city and get the most out of your study abroad experience. The friendly student-services staff will encourage you to join other students for local concerts and help you get involved in a community-service project.

Academics

  • Summer in Florence offers 4 to 7-week sessions, beginning in either May or June, extending into July. Depending on the session you choose, you can earn 4, 6, or 9 credits
  • GPA Required: 2.8.
  • How to choose your courses: As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet found on the CISabroad Application Page. The following instructions will guide you through the steps. 
  • Course load: 2–3 classes (4–9 US credits). You can take up to 4 classes per semester.
  • Course approval: It is best to get 4–6 classes approved before you go abroad. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.
  • Course descriptions and catalog: Click here to view the entire list of courses that FUA has to offer.
  • How to read the FUA course catalog: Courses are numbered 100–299 for lower-division courses, 300–399 for upper-division courses, and 400–499 for introductory courses to graduate studies. As for the letters, in “LA HS MI 280,” for example, the first pair represents the college within the University (LA=Liberal Arts); the second, the department within the college (HS=History); and the third, the course within the department (MI=Modern Italy).They will likely have prerequisites. Make sure you select only those classes that say "Yes" in the Study Abroad column, and double-check that the class is offered during the month you are starting at Bond.

Program Price and Dates

Term: Summer 2014  
Arrival Session 1 (4 week) 25-May
CISabroad Orientation

Rome Exploration: 26-May

Tuscany Exploration: 29-May to 3-Jun

Classes Start 4-Jun
Classes End 21-Jun
Departure 23-Jun
Arrival Session 2 (4 week) 17-Jun
CISabroad Orientation Tuscany Exploration: 18-25-Jun
Classes Start 26-Jun
Classes End 13-Jul
Departure 14-Jul
Arrival Sessions 1 & 2 (7 Weeks) 25-May
CISabroad Orientation

Rome Exploration: 26-May

Tuscany Exploration: 29-May to 3-Jun

Classes Start 4-Jun
Classes End 13-Jul
Departure 14-Jul
Term: Summer 2014 Price: $4,490-8,790

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Weekly visit to sites around Florence and optional excursions
  • One Week in Tuscany
  • Full-time tuition and fees
  • Housing (apartments)
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Predeparture orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • On-site support
  • Jacksonville University official transcript
  • Carbon offset of travel & Green Travel Guide

CISabroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to  currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.

Scholarships

You may qualify for one of the following study abroad awards:

  • CISabroad Early Bird Grant

Be among the Early Bird applicants to any of our programs and get $100 off the cost of your program!

For all of the following scholarships, simply fill out the CIS scholarship application form by April 1

  • CISabroad Travel Blogger Scholarship: $250-500, multiple awards perterm.
  • CISabroad Photo Journalist Scholarship: $100 plus a flip camera, multiple awards per term.
  • CISabroad Video Journalist Scholarship: $100 plus a digital camera, multiple awards per term.
  • CISabroad Green Scholarship: $250-500, multiple awards per term.

Please visit the CISabroad scholarship page for more details and the scholarship application

 

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Tammen Nicholson
tnicholson@cisabroad.com
(360) 296-8023

Dr. Diamando Afxentiou
Executive Associate Dean & Director of Experiential Eduation
dafxenti@nyit.edu
212-261-1602 / 516-686-3937

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