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Full semester, summer and year-long study abroad programs in Florence, Italy, Prague, Czech Republic, Barcelona, Spain and Paros Island, Greece.
Curriculum: :;; All study abroad session at the host school opens up a rich academic offering in diverse areas of study.
US Credits: Study abroad courses may be transferable to the student's home institution. ...
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Fall Semester 2013
This specially structured program takes place for 3 weeks of learning in Florence and 1 week of events in New York City. The program focus is event production from the perspectives of event management, communications & public relations, food & wine management, art direction. Final exams are held online in the 5th week. Alternately, NYC event week-only and final exam options are also offered, see below for details.
This Florence study abroad program is a journey of cultural integration within the city and the local economy through an academic program of study, offered by Florence University of the Arts. The program concept seeks to unveil the vivacity and vibrancy of Florence’s contemporary activities as opposed to the touristic view of the city as one giant museum.
Paros Island International Music Study Abroad Programs: Duration: # weeks. Application Deadline: 90 days before the beginning of the program Eligibility Requirements: The program is open to second, third and fourth year undergraduate students of Music with an interest in composition, improvisation, 20th century music and musicology Language: English
The Czech Summer School (Prague) is an intensive course focusing on language and communication. We strike a balance between spoken and written communication, as well as between reading and listening skills, without overlooking grammar.
Southern Spain - the land of olive groves and rolling hills of almond blossom, flamenco dancers and gypsy songs, and fiestas. This fascinating region offers an incredible medley of sights, sounds, tastes and scents.
Program Details The Summer Post Graduate Apprenticeship program prepares students for supervisory and management positions in the world's largest and fastest growing industry. The Florence experience is a unique opportunity that is open only to a limited number of students who already possess a professional and advanced educational training in the culinary field.
Paros Island International Music Study Abroad Programs: Duration: 4 Weeks. Application Deadline: 90 days before the beginning of the program Eligibility Requirements: The program is open to second, third and fourth year undergraduate students of Music with an interest in composition, improvisation, 20th century music and musicology Language: English
This 6 credit program is one of the study abroad programs offered by FUA designed to explore the unique light and its effect on the architecture and landscapes of Tuscany. Students and Program leaders travel together as a community of scholars - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for one week of onsite shooting in Tuscany and then work closely on a daily basis in Florence for another session
Florence University of the Arts is offering a unique opportunity for high school students to participate in its cultural and academic offering. Students may select from an exciting range of courses offered for study abroad programs and participate in weeklong cultural explorations in locations such as Rome, Sicily, and Florence as well as supervised afternoon activities such as sports and discovering the city of Florence.
The time is now to make summer plance! Why not make it a valuable experience in a beautiful city with tons to do and see? ESAC hosts a four week study abroad program in June and July 2013, located in Prague, Czech Republic with optional weekend excursion to beautiful Vienna (Austria). Meet the locals, study business and marketing by visiting the companies and firms directly and take a summer cruise of Europe's most spectacular city! This program is a great bargain for your hard earned cash and includes more than you would ever dream of.See all programs
You will be living in Provence not as a tourist, but as a local, as you attend the spectacular summer festivals of Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, visit Van Gogh’s city of Arles, and shop at colorful open-air markets. You will visit the Camargue nature preserve and sun bathe along the beaches and shores of the azure Mediterranean. At the end of the day, you can linger at an open-air café or venture home to discuss the events of the day with new friends.
Your stay in Provence finds you at a fully equipped country estate with outdoor swimming pool. Our French teachers and staff will personally introduce you to France, its language, culture, history and art. Living in a truly international environment with students from all over the world, you will develop skills which will prepare you for life in the global marketplace of the 21st Century, where national borders and language cease to separate one people from another and where knowledge and understanding are the international currency.See all programs
The don Quijote Spanish school in Valencia offers you a modern building in the heart of the city's university district, freshly renovated with equal focus on technology, comfort and quality, equally convenient to both the city's cosmopolitan center and its sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. This is the ideal place to learn Spanish in Valencia.
don Quijote Spanish school in Valencia is the ideal base from which to explore the city, with a street car / trolley stop just across from the premises, along with a stop for several central bus lines. From the green oasis of the university district, you can comfortably travel to the Plaza Mayor in 15 minutes and the beach in just 5.See all programs
APICIUS, offer professional certificate programs for motivated students seeking to develop new skills and knowledge while building a body of work and professional experience in an international learning environment.
Certificate Programs may be taken for one semester and one or two years. Each year consists of two “semesters” that offer a set of “core classes” and intensive weekend seminars. All study abroad programs devote a portion of each term to the development of a professional portfolio. Students opting for the two-year program have the opportunity to complete an internship and/or serve as a teaching assistant for introductory level courses.
APICIUS, reserve the right to modify certification requirements.
Free Elective study abroad programs (US credits) are available for study abroad students.
Credit transfer for all coursework is available through University of South Florida. For further information please contact us.
APICIUS offer full services to all enrolled students such as housing, advising, meal plans, extracurricular activities and service learning opportunities. Detailed information on these services can be found in the Housing and Student Life section on our website.
State Education Accreditation Number, Region of Tuscany: FI0362
APICIUS is certified by CERTIQUALITY S.r.l.-UNI EN ISO 9001:2008-Cert. n. 11440/1
The Florence University of the Arts (FUA) programs are aimed both at US undergraduates requiring academic credit, as well as an international mix of independent students who are looking for an educational study abroad programs in Italy.
FUA’s academic calendar follows a semester system of 15 weeks (Fall and Spring) as well as month-long summer sessions, and a 3-week January Intersession. FUA also offers long-term study abroad programs in the areas of applied arts, design and communication . FUA has a highly qualified and dedicated international faculty a large proportion of which is of Italian nationality.The academic program at FUA is based on the American university semester credit system.
The Florence University of the Arts is made up of the following departments;
College of Liberal Arts; College of Fine and Visual Arts;
College of Life Science, Environmental Studies and Human Services;
College of Business and Economics and the College of Science. All courses are taught in English with the exception of Italian language (immersion style for English-speakers) and other classes marked "in Italian" in the catalog and class schedules. Semester students must take at least three credits of Italian language as part of their program.
Florence University of the Arts is accredited with the Region of Tuscany, delegated by the Ministry of Education, (Accreditation n. 002219_1)
All Florence University of The Arts (FUA) students attending non-affiliated universities will receive course credit from University of South Florida.
Location: Paros Island, Greece
Paros International Creative Music Program is a study abroad program of studies for second, third and fourth year undergraduate students of music specialising in composition or with an interest in creating music and contemporary (classical) music and musicology, who are looking for an opportunity to enhance their future postgraduate study and career prospects by experiencing a semester/year of study and living abroad, on the island of Paros, Greece, a very popular holiday destination.
Our study abroad programs are ‘open forum’ style of teaching, a series of activities of creative engagement with music making and a carefully selected curriculum of courses taught by experienced and enthusiastic young tutors who are specialists on the subjects they teach, our approach to learning is exploratory and creative, yet rigorous. The program is an opportunity to experience a saturation of information on different pathways of creativity in music, supplemented by workshops and personalised tuition where emphasis is given both to the creation and presentation of each individual artistic vision as well as to the instigation of partnerships and the experience of joint collaborations in developing creative projects.
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Czech and Roman King Charles IV founded Prague University on April 7, 1348 as the first university to the north of the Alps and to the east of Paris. The university grew rapidly and garnered respect throughout Europe for hundreds of years.
The 20th Century won over distinguished professors to teach there, like Albert Einstein and Thomas G. Masaryk. While it produced vast amounts of scientific research and literary work, World War II erupted and Hitler closed all Czech universities, persecuting professors and students, while the German side of the universities meagerly prevailed. At War's end, Communist control continued and Charles University, having changed its name, grew modestly. It wasn't until 1989 that the totalitarian regime ended and Charles University was able to flourish.
Today Charles University has 17 faculties and over 51,000 students (which is roughly a sixth of all students in the Czech Republic). Charles University is one of the world’s top universities, a fact that has been confirmed repeatedly by the international university rankings. It is a fully accredited Czech university with plenty of courses in English to offer study abroad students in the perfect campus setting.
The study abroad programs are organized by CESTA: Central European Studies, Transitions and Alternatives. It is a division of institute for Language and Preparatory Studies Charles University. The program is called “Prague on the Go” and is designed to explore Prague within the dimensions of identity, change, space, and time.
Study abroad programs are focuses on various areas of Central European Studies: art, politics, history, Jewish studies, film, and more! CESTA classes meet once or twice per week in a seminar setting, are taught at the 200 to 300 level and are worth 4 semester credits. A typical course load is 4 courses and 16 credits. Students generally take the Czech Language course plus 3 other elective courses.
You experience “Prague on the Go” by touring exhibits and city districts, attending political meetings and the opera, following roads walked for centuries and visiting sites steeped in memories. Then we guide you to integrate what you’ve learned in culminating projects in oral history, documentary, research papers, and others.
CESTA is for students who expect:
• a unique personal experience
• a truly international immersion
• a break from the traditional academic setting
• new learning opportunities in intercultural classrooms
• a challenge of active learning, and
• personal academic guidance at the reputable Charles University
Location: Marbella, Spain
Les Roches Marbella is located in the beautiful “Costa del Sol” area known for its high quality tourism and exclusive golf courses. Les Roches Marbella opened its doors in 1995 and offers the same learning structure and internationally recognized programs as the Swiss flagship campus. Surrounded by the Mediterranean sea and mountains, the school’s design and agreeable location create the feeling of living, working and learning in a modern international hotel.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
With an unrivaled location in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, the BIC campus is a truly multicultural setting. Here, you and other international students from dozens of countries will have take advantage of the incredible opportunity to dramatically improve their Spanish language skills while earning college credits with our diverse range of courses.
Location: Bluche, Switzerland
Les Roches International School of Hotel Management prepares international students committed to a career in the service industries for success. Its model hospitality education programs balance theory with practice, independent learning with strong faculty support, and a foundation for lifelong learning with the skills for immediate employment and progress to leadership positions in the industry. Through international sites the Les Roches model of education is accessible to students throughout the world.
The values that guide us at Les Roches are:
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