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
Students must be in good standing and have the instructor's consent.
The following services are included as part of the program fee:
The following services are not included as part of the program fee:
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.