Summer Study In Florence
DATES: Students will spend four weeks in taking classes at the Florence University of the Arts (FUA), followed by a four-day excursion in Rome.The accompanying Belmont faculty will be Professor Francesca Muccini.
COURSES: Students will receive six credit hours for the successful completion of their coursework. FUA generally offers a broad array of Studio and Art History courses, as well as courses that will satisfy Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core. All of the courses except for the Italian language are taught in English.
For more information about the summer courses at FUA, visit: www.studyabroadflorence.com. Click on the link to “Schedules and Catalog”, then the link to “Summer .” Please be sure to discuss a plan of study with your academic advisor and one of the Belmont in Italy Program Co-Directors listed below.
HOUSING: Students will live together in two or three bedroom apartments located near the city center. All are within walking distance of the school, grocery stores, central markets, post-office, restaurants, bus and train stations and ATM machines. All apartments have fully-equipped kitchens and bedrooms, and include washing-machines.
TRAVEL: During the weekends students will be encouraged to travel to nearby cities and towns, or to participate in one of the optional excursions sponsored by FUA. Travel connections by bus or train are readily available to multiple destinations across the country.
COSTS: The Program Fee varies by the number of credit hours a student wishes to complete:
- Option a: Three credit hours from FUA, any course PLUS 3-4 credits of Italian Culture and Civilization (an interdisciplinary course that explores the major trends in Italian literature, arts, folklore, and society from Renaissance to Contemporary Italy. The course is in English. No previous knowledge of Italian is necessary) provided by Professor Muccini.
- Option b: 6 credit hours from FUA, any two courses.
These fees include FUA tuition charge, housing in an apartment in Florence and a private hotel in Rome, four group meals, group travel between Florence and Rome, train station taxi service, Worldwide Health Insurance, a Roma Pass, a sightseeing tour of Rome (by bus), an International Student ID. Costs not covered by the Program Fee include round-trip airfare, course supplies, and your personal expenses such as travel, meals, museum and site admissions, and gifts/souvenirs.
Students are advised to budget an added $1,500 for these expenses exclusive of airfare. Unpredictable currency fluctuations may affect the actual cost of the program. Belmont tuition will be set in the spring by the Belmont University Board of Trust, and reduced Belmont tuition will have to be added to the Program fee.
DEADLINES: If you’d like to participate in the Summer program, contact either Professor David Ribar or Professor Francesca Muccini, and pick up an application packet at the Rasmussen Office of International Education.
Applications may be picked up from until January 15. All completed application materials and a non-refundable program deposit of $500 must be submitted to the Rasmussen Office by the deadline.
Because of registration deadlines, absolutely no applications will be accepted after the deadline. All students who are accepted for the Summer program must attend four group orientation sessions that will be scheduled during the Spring semester.
CONTACT INFO: For more information regarding this Study Abroad program, costs, or issues concerning financial aid, eligibility, deadlines and the like, contact the Rasmussen Office of International Education at 615-460-5500 or one of the Belmont in Italy Program Co-Directors:
David Ribar, Professor of Art Phone: 615-460-6773
Email Dr. Ribar
Office: Leu Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) 112.
Francesca Muccini, Professor of Italian Phone: 615-460-6504
E-mail Dr. Muccini
Office: WAC 3047