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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
  • Budget Sheets:: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
USF Science in Florence

June 24 - August 3, 2018


Program Description

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Program Overview

Meaningful learning is often best obtained through acute awareness and active experience. Science in Florence offers iterations of several science-major courses, Introductory Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II, Physics, Historical Perspectives of Chemistry, and Comparative Health Care Systems/Physician Observation. Both are full-immersion courses in which students investigate and experience chemistry, biochemistry, and other scientific topics and methods of every day life from the perspective of Florence, Italy.

Optional: Cultural Introduction to Italy 1-Week Program (June 17 - June 24) or Cultural Introduction to the Italian Family (June 17 - June 24) - (The cost for either of these optional programs is $1300.00, in addition to the Total Program Cost)

These one-week intensive courses are intended to provide students with an in-depth introduction to Italian culture and to broaden one’s awareness and understanding of the role of cultural heritage in customs and lifestyles. Lectures will provide students with an organized, focused, and academic understanding of Italian history, art, architecture, food, religion, and culture. These courses provide additional enrichment through basic notions of Italian language and terminology. On-site teaching is a significant part of these courses which aim to teach students how to become active visitors and not passive tourists, while understanding a culture beyond its stereotypes. This cultural programs will include visits to Rome, Assisi, Florence, Perugia, and Viterbo.

Students in these optional 1-week programs will be enrolled in the course Cultural Introduction to Italy (HUM 4941 - 3 credit hours) in addition to the 6 credit hours they will complete as part of the 6-week USF Science in Florence Program.

Please enjoy this beautiful video about the program, produced by Professor Steve Cooke (former Florence Program Director):

This program is currently not accepting applications.