Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

Spring 2017 – Travel dates: May 30-June 20


Course: Hum 101 TZ: Experience Florence

Music and art combine to be the eternal heartbeat of this historic city. The goal of this course is to convey the spirit and the “energy” of the Renaissance and the city that birthed an era, Florence.

You will enhance your artistic appreciation of music through your experience by discovering Florence’s grand historical venues and attending musical events.

Spend three weeks living in the heart of Florence and taking day trips to Sienna, Fiesole, San Gimignano, Venice and Assisi. Hear the Cistercian monks of San Miniato al monte perform Gregorian chant in their evening Vespers ceremony and see an opera in the beautiful Boboli Gardens of Palazzo Pitti. Hear a concert at the new Opera di Firenze or one of Florence’s many other beautiful theatres.

Explore some of the world’s most famous works of art at the Galleria dell Academia, the Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace, the Bargello and more, then take in breathtaking views from Piazzale Michelangelo and the Tuscan countryside.

COST: Entrance fees to museums, travel within Italy, lodging and transportation package from San Francisco to Florence: $4,653.00*

*Does not include personal expenses during the trip; up to $825 IRA grant funding (maximum of 12 grants) available if qualified and on a first-come, first-served basis.

The course meets once a month during the Spring semester. Course credit earned will be applied to your Spring 2017 semester. Satisfies 3 units, GE Area IC.

Thanks to a grant from The Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation, nine of the 15 students who participated in the course in the Spring 2016 semester received generous scholarship support, in addition to instructionally related activity grants.

To learn more, contact: Dr. Cari Earnhart

Get on the mailing list by contacting Gail Freeman / 559.278.4103

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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