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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA STUDY ABROAD CONSORTIUM. Florence Spring Semester 2007 4 th Feb to 4 th May . In co-operation with the American Institute for Foreign Study. Why Study in Florence during Spring Semester?. Some of the world’s greatest galleries and museums

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA STUDY ABROAD CONSORTIUM

Florence Spring Semester 2007

4th Feb to 4th May

In co-operation with the American Institute for Foreign Study


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Why Study in Florence during Spring Semester?

  • Some of the world’s greatest galleries and museums

  • Considered the most beautiful city in Italy if not Europe

  • Home to some of the finest cuisine in the world

  • Earn transferable college credit studying in Florence with your own US instructors

  • Experience the culture in a city where every street and building has a history dating back hundreds of years


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History is all around…

  • Program facilities are conveniently located in the historic center of Florence

  • Florence’s historic cathedral and tower is an excellent landmark in the center of Florence

  • History is all around!



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Student Accommodation

  • Shared apartments

  • In the historical center

  • Buildings hundreds of years old

  • Typically 4 students sharing a two bedroom apartment



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Academic Facilities

  • Located in the heart of Florence in Piazza della Repubblica

  • Studying in the Dante Alighieri Language Center means you will meet students from all over the world all wanting to discover Florence and learn Italian

  • Traditional classrooms with modern facilities


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Dante Alighieri Language Institute

Ideal location on Piazza della Repubblica

Friendly reception staff


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Italian Life & Culture Course

A course taught by guest lecturers to introduce you to different aspects of Italian life and culture. Your US faculty act as teachers of record.

Typically 6 lectures

& 6 visits to museums

& galleries


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Cultural Calendar

  • Cooking classes

  • Wine tasting

  • Soccer matches

  • Concerts & Opera

  • Film nights

Events are subsidised by AIFS


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Student Services

  • Office located in the Danta Alighieri Institute

  • Cultural Calendar

  • Welfare

  • Local Information – banking, sports

  • Travel – Italy & Europe

  • Research

  • 24 hour emergency contact service


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Meal Vouchers

  • 30 vouchers can be bought as an optional extra

  • Exchange them for lunch or dinner in a selection of restaurants around the center of Florence

  • Traditional Tuscan food

  • Three courses mean you won’t go hungry!



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Internet Access

  • Free wireless connection in the study center during class hours

  • Card to use in a local chain of Internet centers

  • Over 15 centers in Florence and others all over Italy



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Optional Pre Tour of Europe

Departing the US on Monday 29th January and arriving in Florence 4th February

Visiting 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 organise this themselves


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Mid Semester Break

Optional Tour of Sicily

(Students on Mount Etna)

$885

  • Round trip flight from Florence to Catania

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation

  • Daytrips to Taormina, Syracusa, Mount Etna, Catania

  • Tour manager and private bus to tour island


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Post Program Language course

Optional stay in Sorrento

$1275

  • Round trip transfer to Sorrento

  • 2 weeks accommodation in apartments

  • 2 week intensive language course

  • Day trips to Capri and Pompeii







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