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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 04/01/2019 TBA TBA
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Field of Study: Architecture, Art, Art History, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Culture, Fashion Design, Food & Culture, Hospitality & Resort Management, Journalism, Marketing, Media Studies, Nutrition, Photography, Sociology Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Course Credit Type: Transfer Credits, Undergraduate
Housing Type: Shared apartment Language of Instruction: English
Number of Credits Offered: 3 Program Type: Budget Friendly
Payable Amount: $350
Program Description:


Program Description: This unique program begins with a week of cultural introduction to Italy that will take place in and around the capital city of Rome and various sites in Tuscany. The program then continues for three weeks in Florence where students may enroll in three-credit elective courses taught by an international faculty at the Palazzi campuses throughout the historic city center.

During this program students will partake in one of Europe's most breathtaking cities renowned for the Renaissance movement. Just two hours by train from Rome and 3 hours from Milan, Florence is located in the heart of the Tuscan region that is home also to the Italian gems of Siena, Livorno, Lucca and Pisa; an hour train ride provides access to the Tuscan coastline off of the Mediterranean Sea. Palazzi facilities are all located in the historic city center which can be entirely explored on foot and is pulsing with museums, the headquarters of famous Italian brands many of which are Florentine, fine dining and the myriad of other cultural activities that the city has to offer. A pass for most museums is included.

The Palazzi campuses are located in the heart of historic Florence and allow students to take courses in a variety of different areas of study. The campuses that U of M students can take courses during this trip include: Florence University of the Arts, FAST: School of Fashion and Accessory Studies and Technology, DIVA: School of Digital Imaging and Visual Arts, and Apicius International School of Hospitality.

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Program Cost Program Cost Includes Program Cost Does Not Include
$4,450 (subject to change)
  • $350 Application fee
  • Tuition (3 credit Cultural Introduction to Italy  and one 3 credit Elective)
  • Student service fee
  • Cultural Introduction to Italy (one week visiting Rome and various sites in Tuscany)
  • Some Cultural Introduction meals (see sample itinerary)
  • Florence housing in multiple bedroom shared apartment (single room supplement is $210)
  • Use of gym and gym courses
  • Greeting at Rome Airport (Does not include pick up service, metro ticket or taxi fees to housing)
  • On-site advisor
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Housing security deposit ($300 refundable)
  • Books and lab/course fees: Summer 2018 Course Fees.pdf
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
  • Medical Insurance
Participants may add an additional 3 credit hour class for $1,380

Cultural Introduction to Italy: Participants will arrive in Rome and for the first week students travel and research, learning on location in Tuscan destinations unique for their local cultures, economies, histories, and societies. This includes lectures, visits to historic and contemporary sites, tastes of local gastronomy, expanded cultural horizons, and contact with local culture will directly strengthen and challenge perspectives of Italy. The first part of the week in Rome will include visits to sites of ancient Roman civilization, Renaissance sites, and the Vatican. The week continues in the region of Tuscany where students will discover the local cultures of both the coast and countryside, Medieval towns, local gastronomies and economies. Students will earn three credits for this portion of the program.

Please Note: Students will be responsible to complete about 200-300 pages of reading before arrival, as well as have the required text book in hand before leaving for Rome. Students should thoroughly review the sample syllabus, keeping it mind it may change: 
Syllabus for Cultural Introduction to Italy.pdf    Example Itinerary for Cultural Introduction Course: Cultural Introduction to Italy - Sample Itinerary.pdf

Important: This program includes field learning experiences which may require a lot of walking. In Europe, walking 3-5 miles a day is a norm.  Students must be sure they are physically fit and able to walk a lot before going. For students taking the course Health and Fitness in the Mediterranean, students must be physically fit in order to participate in the required physical activities.

Course Options: After the Cultural Introduction to Italy, students will be in Florence for 3 weeks, where they will take a 3 credit elective course. Courses can be selected  depending from the following disciplines (depending on summer schedule availability):
  • Art History
  • Fine Art (painting, drawing)
  • Marketing/Business
  • Hospitality
  • Sports
  • Nutrition
  • Culinary Arts
  • Journalism/Writing
  • Photography
  • Sustainability
  • Fashion 
  • Architecture
Palazzi Course Catalog      Palazzi Academic Calendar

*Please note - Courses listed in the Department of Baking and Pastry and the Department of Culinary Arts are not available to UofM students. 

Important: This program includes field learning experiences which may require a lot of walking. In Europe, walking 3-5 miles a day is a norm.  Students must be sure they are physically fit and able to walk a lot before going. For students taking the course Health and Fitness in the Mediterranean, students must be physically fit in order to participate in the required physical activities.

Program Dates (Subject to Change): Students have the option of choosing one of the following four week program options.
 
  • Summer V: May 5 - May 31, 2019
  • Summer VI: May 26 - June 21, 2019
  • Summer VII: June 16 - July 12, 2019
  • Summer VIII: July 7 - August 2, 2019
Accommodations: Students are housed in apartments throughout the historic center of Florence, within a 15-20 walk to Palazzi and FUA facilities. The standard layout of the apartments consists of multiple bedrooms, multiple bathrooms (variable), kitchen, living/dining room space. The bedrooms range from single bedrooms for one occupant (limited availability) to triple bedrooms, with the occasional quad space. Shared bedrooms can host 2 to 4 occupants. Single bedrooms and studio apartments are available upon request, however have limited availability. Single bedrooms and studio apartments are available by request for an extra fee. It is recommended that students request a single bedroom. The additional cost for a single room is $210, and this is for Florence only. While on the Cultural Introduction to Italy one week course, all housing is in shared accommodation. 

Palazzi FUA Housing Brochure: 
FUA_Housing.pdf

Please Note: Most apartments do not include air conditioning. It is the case in Europe that most apartments do not feature air conditioning.

*All program details are subject to change.
 
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