January in Florence, Italy
This program is offered at Florence University of the Arts (FUA) and is a 3-week experience offering a great range of courses. Upon arrival you will be immersed immediately into the Florentine culture. We know you’re going to love our January in Florence, Italy program. A few highlights include a program that will get you ahead academically, local English-speaking support staff, many social programs for you to choose from.
Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine.
Florence is made for walking. It's impossible not to be completely and utterly seduced by the sheer size and grandeur of Brunelleschi's red cathedral dome on Piazza del Duomo; by the sensual beauty of a stash of lesser-known Michelangelo sculptures, by the hopelessly romantic city light that turns the Arno and its bridges into a portfolio of Turner canvases during my early-morning runs.
Few cities are so compact size or so packed with extraordinary art and architecture masterpieces at every turn. The urban fabric of this small city, on the banks of the Arno river in northeastern Tuscany, has hardly changed since the Renaissance and its narrow cobbled streets are a cinematic feast of elegant 15th- and 16th-century palazzi (palaces), medieval candle-lit chapels, fresco-decorated churches, marble basilicas and world-class art museums brimming with paintings and sculptures by Botticcelli, Michelangelo etc. Unsurprisingly, the entire city centre is a Unesco World Heritage site.
Florence looms large on the world's 'must-sees' list – and not just for its unmatched treasure chest of art. Rich in culture, backdropped by history and anchored by family, faith and food. Quality produce sourced locally, seasonally and sustainably is the Holy Trinity and Florentines share an enormous pride in their culinary tradition. Their city, surrounded by wine-rich hills, is a gourmet paradise where eating and drinking exceedingly well is mandatory.
Three courses at Florence University of the Arts (FUA) have been approved by Deakin for academic credit. Please note Deakin students are only able to undertake one
of the units listed below as they have been approved by our academics.
This program has been assessed as a level 2 B&L elective, 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by Business and Law
This course expands on the main principles of marketing by both exploring the strategic implications of marketing in different countries and cultures and identifying specific marketing techniques and modifications necessary to accommodate cultural differences. Topics include: culture and business customs; political and legal factors; economic and technological development; marketing research and segmentation; marketing planning; and the international marketing mix. Prerequisites: Introduction to Marketing or equivalent. For more information in regards to the course structure and exams, please visit this link
Nutrition in the Sports Industry
This program has been assessed as a level 1 Elective, 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health
This course is a study of the importance of nutrition in sports and exercise in order to maximize athletic potential and performance. Covered topics include food nutrients, role of water, bioenergetics in exercise and training, heat and fluid regulation during physical activity, weight, and eating behaviors. Students are encouraged to form educated and strategic regimens (exercise and dietary plans) from both scientific and holistic approaches for professional athletes and physically active individuals. Prerequisites: Introduction to Nutrition or equivalent. For more information in regards to the course structure and exams, please visit this link
Art and Architecture in Florence and Tuscany
This program has been assessed as a level 2 Elective, 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by the Faculty of Arts & Education
This course explores the principal architects and artists, monuments, and themes from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Italian art and architecture. Class time is divided equally between lectures and on-site visits in the city of Florence. Emphasis will be placed on Renaissance architecture in Florence and will also include architectural developments in other Italian towns. Special topics will include architectural theory, the Medici and papal patronage, urban planning, and church and palace design. Coursework will focus on important figures such as Brunelleschi, Alberti, Michelozzo, Michelangelo, and Leonardo, in addition to visits to key Renaissance buildings and urban spaces in
Florence. For more information in regards to the course structure and exams, please visit this link
During your time in Florence, you will become a part of the community, living in your own Florentine apartment and enjoying the many restaurants, cafés and bars throughout this famous city! Throughout your stay you will live in student apartments which house between 4-6 students with multiple bathrooms and bedrooms (some shared) and a living/dining room. The apartments include a washing machine, TV, basic kitchenware and pre-stocked linens. For a small fee, internet can be arranged upon arrival. The apartments are located within walking distance to some of Florence’s best markets, stores, restaurants and museums. See here for accommodation information
$5,999 (TBC) + $55 Deakin Abroad application fee
Program costs include tuition fees, accommodation (shared bedroom in apartment; single room supplement applies), overnight excursion to Rome, visits to sites around Florence and other optional day excursions, support services before, during and after the program, assistance with travel arrangements, pre-departure guide and session, on-site orientation, airport pickup, welcome and farewell dinners, free use of gym and gym classes.
This is a Study Abroad program meaning no tuition is paid to Deakin University.
3rd January - 19th January 2019
You may be eligible for the OS help loan
of up to $6,665.
For more information please visit the partner website
Short Term Partner Programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.