Program Details

The Semester Free Elective program is created for students wishing to design their own curriculum from a broad selection of Apicius courses. Semester students may select five courses, of 2 or 3 credits each, for a maximum of 15 semester credits. Italian
Location:
Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Located in the heart of Florence, Apicius is one of the premier hospitality programs in Tuscany. The school offers summer and semester study abroad programs, as well as one-year certificate courses in Culinary Arts, Wine Studies, Food Communications and Publishing, Hospitality Management, Baking and Pastry, and Italian Cuisine. In addition, Apicius offers a master's level certificate program in Culinary Arts. Come to perfect your craft in one of the great cross-roads of Italian culture! Whether you're approaching culinary arts for the first time, or whether you're an expert chef who wants to re-discover a passion for cooking, SAI and Apicius have a program that's right for you.

The Semester Free Elective program is created for students wishing to design their own curriculum from a broad selection of Apicius courses. Semester students may select five courses, of 2 or 3 credits each, for a maximum of 15 semester credits. Italian language is required for Free Elective students, though there is no language prerequisite. All courses are taught in English and internships are NOT available to Free-Elective program students.

Program cost includes the following items: enrollment (including application, course selection and credit transfer), housing, student health insurance, transcripts, and cell phone service. SAI also provides comprehensive student services, beginning at the pre-departure stage and leading to SAI on-site orientation and advising in Italy. Students attending Apicius can receive US credits from Fairfield University in Connecticut, or an Italian transcript directly from Apicius.
Setting Description:
As the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence has numerous claims to fame. The city served as a workshop for Leonardo da Vinci, a laboratory for Galileo Galilei and as the seat of power for the Medici Dynasty. Indeed, through the ages the beauty and wealth of Florence have attracted visitors from all over the globe. In recent times, Florence has become one of the most popular destinations for international students, due in part to its reputation as a safe, centrally-located and exquisitely beautiful city. SAI students in Florence benefit from living in the heart of the Renaissance, while experiencing the energy of modern Italy. Apicius is located in the historic center of Florence where history and contemporary Italian life merge. With a population close to 500,000, Florence offers the amenities and culture of a large city, while delighting visitors with the charms of the intimate historic city center. The historic center of the city is bursting with sights, museums, fine

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