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Italian Language and Culture: Language Immersion in Florence

Summer A  2012

Italy 

Program Full

Program Description:

As an enhancement to its Italian Language curriculum, the College of Arts and Humanities has developed a study abroad program for undergraduate students interested in Italian Language and Culture at UCF.

This program offers students an excellent opportunity of full linguistic and cultural immersion to enhance Italian language skills.  For this program, students will be required to register for one language course and one culture course.  Italian language courses are available for students at any language level.

The Italian Language and Culture Program will be hosted by the sQuola department at the Apicius International School of Hospitality in Florence, Italy. The language portion will be taught by Apicius professors and the cultural courses will be taught in English. Classes will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for six weeks.

While abroad, students can expect a formal classroom experience for the language class. The cultural class will utilize a combination of classroom, textbook, and visits to local sites. Students should also expect to be evaluated through regular examinations and class participation.

Students will stay in Florence, Italy for six weeks of classes. As part of the program students will depart for excursions to Rome and Cinque Terre, Italy.  While abroad, students are expected to speak in Italian, remain engaged in the program’s experiences, and try new things.

Students on this program should plan to arrive in Florence, Italy by noon on the starting day of the program in order to be in country to transfer to the hotel.  Please note, check flight schedules carefully before booking.  To arrive by noon on the starting day of this program, fights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program.  Students are encouraged not to purchase their flights until after the application deadline and the applicants have been informed that the program has met its minimum numbers.

Payment Breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:

Payment 1:  $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2:  $1000
Payment 3:  $1167.50
Payment 4:  $1167.50

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify and discuss meanings in relationship to the context of the conversation or text, including non-verbal clues
  • Recognize appropriate use of language in different cultural contexts (formal, casual, generational)
  • Describe non-verbal cues in Italian culture
  • Recognize and describe cultural norms for the country
Program Prerequisites:
Minimum GPA: 2.50 cumulative
Language: EnglishItalian
Proficiency Level Required: Italian
Other Prerequisites: 

Students must be in good standing and have the instructor's consent.

Courses[click to expand]:
ITA-1120C Elementary Italian and Civ. I ITA 1120C
Academic Institution: This program does not use a partner institution
Credit Hours: 4.00


ITA-1121C Elementary Italian and Civ. II ITA 1121C
Academic Institution: This program does not use a partner institution
Credit Hours: 4.00


ITA-2200 Intermediate Italian I ITA 2200
Academic Institution: This program does not use a partner institution
Credit Hours: 3.00


ITA-2201 Intermediate Italian II ITA 2201
Academic Institution: This program does not use a partner institution
Credit Hours: 3.00


ITA-3472 Renaissance Art Abroad ITA 3472
Academic Institution: Apicius International School of Hospitality Management, Florence, Italy
Credit Hours: 3.00


ITA-3905 Directed Independent Study ITA 3905
Academic Institution:
Credit Hours: 3.00


Academic Institution:
Credit Hours:


Program Components and Costs:
Component: Program Fees
Services: 

The following services are included as part of the program fee:

  • State Museum Pass
  • Internet access during school hours
  • Student Housing at Apcius International School of Hospitality
  • Cinque Terre weekend excursion including lodging and meals included as part of the itinerary
  • Rome weekend excursion including lodging and meals included as part of the itinerary
  • Medical insurance
  • 10 voucher meal plan, for use at the host university
  • Farewell dinner in Florence
  • Airport transfers
  • Medical insurance including repatriation
  • Administrative fees

The following services are not included as part of the program fee:

  • Round trip air between Orlando, Florida and Florence, Italy
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Incidentals
  • Meals except as listed above
  • Currency exchange fees
  • Personal travel not associated with the program
  • Tips and gratuities for tour guides and private charter buses
  • UCF tuition
Price (in US Dollars): 3435.00
Requirement: Mandatory
Payments:
1st payment due:  Pending application approval
2nd payment due: 2012-02-24
3rd payment due: 2012-03-15
4th payment due: 2012-04-16
Study abroad fees are posted to the UCF student account. Payment procedures, types and cashier locations can be found here, on the UCF Registrar's website.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Name: Ms Grazia Spina
Email: maria.spina@ucf.edu
Office: CNH 511C
Program Dates:
Program Begins: 2012-05-13
Program Ends: 2012-06-23
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-02-15
Last day to withdraw/reconfirm: 2012-02-20
Academic Institution:
Apicius International School of Hospitality Management, Florence, Italy 
Additional information:
Program Map
Closest Domestic Consulate
Nearest US Embassy Abroad
US State Department Country Information
Currency Exchange Information
Visa Information:
Visa Required: No
Your visa requirements and cost may vary if you are not a US citizen. Please let OIS staff know if you are not using a US passport to ensure that we can address any differences in the immigration requirements.

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu