Study Culinary Arts in the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Start with a one-week cultural immersion tour, travelling through the Italian countryside to visit places like Parma, Modena and Lucca. Experience Europe and be exposed to a little of Italy’s culture and history. Then, take up residence in Florence for three weeks while attending the Florence University of the Arts. Your study abroad program will include classes in baking and culinary arts, as well as internship hours at a restaurant or bakery in Florence.
Study Abroad Courses
CUL 240 - Culinary Arts Internship
HRM 240 - Hotal and Resort Management Internship
2018 Travel Dates
May 27 - June 3, 2018
All students MUST arrive in Rome by 5:00 p.m. on 5/27. All students must check out by no later than 10:00 a.m. on 6/23.
Cultural Immersion Tour
May 28 - June 3, 2018
A week of on-site field learning in different locations; start by visiting Rome, then travel along the West coast of Italy arriving a week later on Florence. This one-week intensive course is intended to provide students with an in-depth introduction to Italian culture, as well as regional diversity, and helps broaden understanding of the role of cultural heritage in customs and lifestyles. Course topics include Italian history, art, architecture, food, religion, and culture. The course provides additional enrichment through basic notions of Italian language and terminology along with assigned readings and a final paper.
Florence University Residence and Internship
June 4 - June 22, 2018
Sample classes taken at Florence University of the Arts: Italian Pastry Techniques Experiential Learning; Italian Food Class, Physiology of Taste & Flavor Experiential Learning; Art, Food, Fashion, and Wine: Creative Advertising of Italian Destinations. Students get hands-on experience with Italian cooking and baking by participating in experiential learning hours conducted at the school’s own restaurant Ganzo, and pastry shop Fedora.
Total program cost is $4,950 per student (does NOT include airfare and tuition).
January 24, 2018 - $1,750 (+$300 for single supplement)
February 19, 2018 - $1,600
March 19, 2018 - $1,600
Official written notification is required.
On or before January 24 - February 19 - 75% refund
On or before February 20 - March 19 - 50% refund
After March 19 - 0% refund
Certain fees are nonrefundable at any time, these fees include: application fee ($250), returned check fee ($35), and airfare.
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