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Florence, Italy
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Study Abroad
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Program Description:
Since its inception, this program has proved to be the most popular of any of USF's approximately three dozen summer study abroad programs. The program site, Florence, surrounds students with incomparable art, architecture, ambiance and unique cuisine that have made it famous for centuries. USF partners with the Florence University of the Arts (FUA), in collaboration with the University of Florida, to present a six week program of study in Florence. Students may participate in one of two summer sessions or combine them for a longer, more in-depth experience. Over the two sessions, courses may be taken in Italian Language, Italian Culture, Culinary Arts, Business, Political Science, Psychology, Literature, Studio Art, Art History, History, and many more. FUA, our host institution, provides a centrally located classroom site and facilities including library and computer lab, as well as a cultural program that augments classroom study. The program provides carefully-selected apartment housing within walking distance of the institute. Two weekends will be conducted featuring a three-day/two-night weekend in Rome and a two-day/overnight weekend in Venice in both the A and B sessions. Students have the other weekends to travel on their own.

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Setting Description:
The glory of Florence is rooted in its past. The Medicis commanded the city's fortunes for centuries and, as patrons, they encouraged the Renaissance's influence on the city. Visitors from all over the world come to admire the magnetic charm of the Baptistry, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Uffizi, Pitti Palace, and the Ponte Vecchio. Despite its pivotal role in the history of civilization, and its significance as an artistic and cultural center, Florence retains the bustle and charm of a small town in a bygone age. Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Cosmopolitan, and yet with all modern conveniences, Florence, perhaps more than any other city, is a tapestry describing Europe's emergence from the dark ages through to the 21st century. In addition to all that Florence offers to program participants, there are many opportunities to explore the picturesque Tuscan countryside, and surrounding towns such as Pisa and Siena. An efficient rail system connects Florence with Rome, northern Ita
Program Fee (A Session): $4350.00 Program Fee (B Session): $4350.00 Program Fee (C Session): $8100.00 This fee includes: Pre-departure and on-site orientation; walking tour of city; up to ten undergraduate USF credits; shared apartment accommodations; resident permit; emergency medical and evacuation insurance for the dates of the program; weekend cultural excursions outside of Florence; on-site program administration by FUA; computer lab and library access; welcome and closing dinners. The

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