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In cooperation with the American Institute for Foreign Study NORTHERN CALIFORNIA STUDY ABROAD CONSORTIUM Presents: Florence Spring Semester 2015 January.

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2 In cooperation with the American Institute for Foreign Study NORTHERN CALIFORNIA STUDY ABROAD CONSORTIUM Presents: Florence Spring Semester 2015 January 2015 to April 2015

3 Firenze!

4 Meet people from across the world Experience culture other than your own Earn transferable college credit with your own U.S. instructors

5 It’s the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance History awaits you around every corner Other European cities are within easy train rides! It’s considered one of the most beautiful and cities in Italy

6 Works by Brunelleschi, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Botticelli are scattered through 70 museums in the city The city itself has Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance buildings—still in use today!

7 Florentines are open and friendly The city is historic, fun, and safe! Tuscan food and wine is amazing

8 Peruzzi center Classes are held in the Peruzzi Center and also at the ABC language school Ideally located near Piazza Santa Croce only blocks from the center of Florence and the Florence Duomo The Center has friendly and helpful English-speaking staff Classes meet in traditional classrooms with modern facilities

9 Other services offered at the Center: Free wireless connection in the study center during class hours Cultural events (cooking classes, wine tasting, performing arts, and film nights) Local Info (such as banking, sports, and shopping) Travel suggestions (Italy & other areas in Europe) Research and 24 hour emergency contact service Peruzzi Center and ABC Language Institute Florence Duomo (Historic City Center)

10 Classes will include: ANTH 310 (Cultural Anthropology ) — an introduction to the various customs, traditions, and forms of social organization around the world. ANTH 320 (Archeology and World Prehistory )– an introduction to the theories, concepts, and methods employed by the archaeologist in the study of human history and pre-history ANTH 331 (The Anthropology of Religion – a cross-cultural study of the forms and functions of supernatural beliefs and associated rituals in traditional societies ADDITIONAL COURSES: ENGL 161: Creative Writing LIT 151: Shakespeare LIT 220: Intro to World Literature) PSYC 200: Life Span Development PSYC 220: Psychology of Personality: Personal, Social, Cultural Differences PSYC 225: Social Psychology HIST 4.1: History of Western Civilization to 1648 C.E. HIST 4.2: History of Western Civilization from 1648 C.E. HIST 21: Race, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture

11 All courses taught in English Four instructors from Northern California You must take 12 units, and at least one class must be from your home college You must sign up for the Italian Language, Life and Culture class Most courses fulfill GE requirements

12 This course is taught by guest lecturers to introduce you to different aspects of Italian life and culture. Typically 6 lectures about a variety of subjects (contemporary history, sports, music, etc.) 6 visits to museums and galleries

13 Cooking Classes Wine Tasting Soccer matches Trips to Pisa, San Gimigiano and elsewhere

14 Semester Cost: based on $7695 Includes all the following: Accommodation Pre-Orientation in California and Program orientation in Florence Cultural workshops & tours and Museum Pass for Florence Study Center & classrooms with free wireless access 24 hour emergency phone service Medical and Refund insurance Does not include airfare or optional trips BUT costs can be funded with Financial Aid AND Some scholarships are available!

15 We fly from San Francisco to Florence, met by AIFS Staff members Day 1 in Florence Morning Orientation meeting with staff. Afternoon professional guided tour of Florence Day 2: settling in to your apartment

16 Students are assigned apartments, usually four to a two bedroom (each bedroom has two twin beds), in the historic city center Each apartment is fully furnished, with a well-equipped kitchen A meal voucher (for 30 meals) is also available for an extra fee Exchange the vouchers for lunch or dinner in a selection of restaurants around the center of Florence Typical student apartment

17 Medical insurance is included in the program fee for all students Covers students for one month after the end of the program Pre-existing conditions and dental are not covered Medical upgrade and personal effects insurance also available

18 Optional European Pre-Tour Visit Paris and London! PLEASE NOTE: There is a European internal flight on the tour and therefore students are strongly advised to sign up for the AIFS flight package so they do not have to organize this themselves

19 Optional Trips While in Florence Trip to Rome: Three Days/Two nights, approximately 300 Euro [Hotel and transportation included] Trip to Sorento (including Capri, Naples and Pompeii): 3 days/Two nights, approximately 350 Euro [Hotels and transportation included]

20 For Additional info: /ncsac/ (click to follow link) For Financial Aid : Study Abroad Funding (click to follow link)Study Abroad Funding Questions not answered?: or call (916) and ask for Patrice!

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