Do Something Different in Florence This Summer
December 12, 2017

We have a few new things coming in summer 2018!

Travel all of Italy with our new SUMMER C Program:

Want to get the most out of your summer abroad? We combined our Summer II and III programs to create a new 6 week summer program, which includes three weeks of traveling throughout Italy before you end in Florence for a three week program. It’s a hands-on experience that allows you to get to know the countries different regions better. There’s a broad range of courses offered including Italian language, history, fashion, fine arts, and literature.

More details: https://www.saiprograms.com/florence/fua/fua-summer-c-2018

Add on a unique course to your 3 or 6 week programs:

  1. Cultural Introduction to Italy (add-on to any summer session)

The 1 week Cultural Introduction to Italy course can be added to any FUA summer program. The traveling course is comprised of field study and travel research on location in destinations unique for their local cultures, economies, histories, and societies. Students participating in this course arrive in Rome the week prior to their regular program start and spend one week participating in lectures, visiting historic and contemporary sites, tasting local gastronomy, and experiencing the culture of Tuscany. At the end of the week, students travel to Florence to complete their regular summer program. Students who wish to continue this course topic in Florence can combine the add-on program with the Florence-based course during the regular summer program for a total of 6 credits.

  1. Cultural Introduction to the Italian Family (add-on to summer III only)

1 week Cultural Introduction to the Italian Family. This field learning course provides and in-depth study of social dynamics and interpersonal communication behaviors of the modern Italian family. The weeklong course features on-site learning and assessment in direct contact with Italian families allowing students to strengthen and challenge their perspectives of Italian culture and society. All students participating in this program live with an Italian family in Florence during the week-long course. Students who wish to continue this course topic during the regular summer program can combine the add-on program with the Florence-based course for a total of 6 credits. Please note: students enrolled in this add-on program arrive in Florence on June 17, 2018.

  1. The Italian Food Industry: From Farm to Table (add-on to summer II only)

1 week Italian Food Industry: From Farm to Table. This field learning course provides an in-depth study of sustainable food systems in Italy and features on-site learning and assessment in direct contact with Italian farms. Students explore the principles of season-ability, food production, and the larger implications of food consumption from socio-economic, cultural, and environmental perspectives. At the end of the week, students travel back to Florence from the farm in the Province of Arezzo to complete their regular summer program. Students who wish to continue this course topic in Florence can combine the add-on program with the Florence based course during the regular summer program for a total of 6 credits. Please note: students enrolled in this add-on program arrive in Florence on May 27, 2018.

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SAI Programs is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.