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*Florence, Italy - Fairfield Students
Florence, Italy (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||Fairfield applicants only|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Italian||Housing Options:||Apartment, Home Stay|
|Minimum GPA:||2.80||Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore|
|Credit Type:||Fairfield Credit||External Students:||Yes|
|Academic Area:||Anthropology, Art History, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Economics, Environment, Finance, History, International Studies, Internship, Italian Language & Literature, Management, Marketing, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Visual Arts||Language Requirement:||Any|
Florence is a city of momentous chance - but also, a city that retains its ancient character and legacy. It is a city of paradox, and it is endlessly fascinating; a perfect place to study, learn and live. Florence has attracted students for centuries and with good reason. History makes itself felt in every piazza, street and market; you have the sense of living in the present while surrounded with the greatest achievements of the past. The streets of Florence make even a walk to class an unforgettable cultural experience.Known for its art treasures and history, the city's story goes back to the Roman Empire. The powerful Medici princes led Florence into the Renaissance by their patronage of artists, philosophers, poets, scientists and scholars who changed the face of Western civilization.
Upon arrival, all students will participate in a comprehensive orientation program to help familiarize them with their local surroundings, discuss health and safety as well as acquaint them with university and program resources.
Students will attend classes at Florence University of the Arts (FUA), which offers a variety of courses and is located in the historic city center. Students are required to take a 3 credit Italian language course and 4 additional content courses taught in English, for a total of up to 15 credits. Students have the opportunity to replace one of their courses with a for-credit internship. Qualified students with a high degree of Italian language proficiency may take one course with local Italian students at one of Italy's leading universities.
Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution, is a fully accredited university and member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Recognized by the Italian government as an institution of higher learning in Italy, Fairfield University is also a member of AACUPI, the Association of American College and University Programs in Italy. All students will receive a Fairfield University transcript with letter grades.
Internship opportunities are available to all students for 3 credits. This opportunity provides practical work experience and insight into the Italian workplace in a variety of professional fields.
Students live in comfortable, furnished apartments in the historic city center of Florence, located within a 20-minute walk to school. Bedrooms are double-occupancy, and each apartment may have from one to four bedrooms. Apartments are fully furnished and equipped with bedding, towels, cooking utensils, dishes, and Wi-Fi access.
SEMESTER PROGRAM COST INCLUDES
- Airport pick-up and transfer
- Comprehensive orientation
- Onsite student support with 24-hour emergency assistance
- Cultural excursions
- Visa assistance for qualified students
- Insurance, including full medical coverage and medical emergency evacuation
- Museum pass to Amici de Museo degli Strumenti Musicali
This program is open to all sophomore, junior, or senior students who are in good academic and social standing at their home institution and who can certify a grade point average of at least a 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale. This program is competitive and applicants are expected to exhibit a high level of maturity, independence, and seriousness of purpose.
SUMMER IN FLORENCE
Fairfield University also offers a summer program in Florence. For more information about this program, please follow the link to the Florence, Italy - Summer brochure.
The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates and make additional changes whenever necessary.
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