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Arcadia University Italy - Accademia Italiana Florence (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Florence, Italy
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: Arcadia
You do not need to speak Italian to attend the Accademia Italiana. You will take four 3-credit courses per semester, plus Italian language for 4 credits. In addition to the language course, there is a wide range of courses to choose from, many of which are taught both in Italian and English. Many of these courses provide deep insights into Italian culture and focus on the unique history and traditions of Florence and Tuscany. Art and design courses are open to all students. In these courses you will be integrated with Italian and other international students. If you have no background in these areas, you may enroll in beginning-level courses. Although most introductory art and design (300 level and below) courses are taught in Italian, these courses either have instructors who speak English or assistants who can facilitate communication, so eligibility is not contingent upon your proficiency in Italian. Almost all Arcadia program students consistently take these courses and do extremely well.
To be considered for upper-level courses - 400-500 courses, you will need to demonstrate skill in the subject area and/or have proficiency in Italian. Students wishing to enroll in art and design courses may be asked to submit a portfolio or slides of recent work. Upon arrival in Florence, you'll participate in a comprehensive orientation and then move into your housing. Extracurricular activities throughout the semester will enhance your understanding of Italian culture.The Italy Manager Team can answer your questions, help you with the application process, advise on courses and provide instructions on applying for a student visa. They are a great resource to prepare you for what to expect and offer tips on how to maximize your time in Italy.
Upon arrival in Florence, you will be met by our resident director, Tina Rocchio, who will introduce you to your new home and provide you with a comprehensive orientation program. During the first week, you will move into the housing which Arcadia has pre-arranged for you. All students enrolling in the Arcadia Florence program will be expected to attend orientation. At this time, academic contracts are signed, expectations are established, basic cultural differences are explained, and practical matters such as internet access, cell phone service, banking, health and safety, rules of conduct, housing issues and emergency contact information are discussed.
Fall Semester and Academic Year: April 20
Spring Semester: October 1
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