Summer in Florence, Italy
July 3 - August 2,
STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY!
Click here for information about applying for a $500.00 study abroad scholarship. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 14, 2014.
information on this program, please contact Patricia Scarfone
at email@example.com or Franca
Hamber at firstname.lastname@example.org
may also call the ACCENT office at
Preview Meetings | Brochure includes Application Form
a month in Florence,
one of the world's centers of art and culture. Immerse
yourself in the language and culture of the Renaissance in a
city still adorned with the sculpture, architecture and
paintings of Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Botticelli
and Cellini. The Summer in Florence program offers a unique
opportunity to expand your educational experience while
earning transferable college credit through the Coast
Community College District.
Patricia Scarfone is Professor of Spanish and Italian at Orange Coast College. A native of Italy, she is an avid traveler who became interested in study abroad early on. In addition to conducting study abroad programs to Costa Rica, Italy, Mexico and Spain, she served as International Education Coordinator for the Coast Community College District for several years. During that time, she coordinated several semester and short-term programs to destinations such as Australia, Costa Rica, England, France, Italy, Mexico and Spain. Patricia is a strong and active proponent of second-language study and she believes that "knowledge of a second language is a door to the worldâ€™s cultures." She encourages people to open that door and explore the wonderful opportunities that await them.
Franca Hamber is a native of Italy. Before moving to the United States she was educated
at the University of Bologna in Italy where she studied Italian Literature. She
has a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Irvine. She
is presently a lecturer of Italian at UCI and she has been teaching there for the past
26 years. She is also a part-time faculty at Orange Coast College where she has been for eleven years. This will be her eleventh year taking students to Italy with ACCENT.
Cultural learning is an integral part of the Summer in Florence program. You will attend on-site lectures at museums and historical sites within and outside of Florence. Also included in the program is:
- A three-day, two-night excursion to Rome including transportation, hotel stay and guided visits
An optional three-day/two-night excursion to Venice with hotel, transportation and guide is available as well ($450). Excursions are chosen based on the academic curriculum and are subject to change.
Program Price $3,450.00
plus $150 refundable housing security deposit
- Double room in a shared student apartment in Florence, double/triple/quad rooms
on Rome excursion
- One three-day/two-night excursion to Rome including entry costs, guides,
accommodations (breakfast included) and transportation (subject to change)
- Pre-departure and on-site orientation program and walking tour of Florence
- Overseas information and resource center with ACCENT Florence on-site staff
- Transfers from and to Florence airport for group flight participants
Program price does not include:
- Round-trip airfare (estimated airfare: $1900-$2000)
- Tuition at the Coast Community College District
- Optional $350 single room supplement
- Optional three-day/two-night excursion to Venice ($450)
- Meals except as specified
- Personal expenses, passports, visas, books and anything not listed as included
- Required CCCD medical insurance (see description)
- Travel and personal property insurance
Final Payment due April 24, 2014.
All program participants are required to
purchase short-term outbound study abroad medical insurance through an approved
District insurance provider. Program participants can find further information
on the required study abroad medical insurance at http://www.cccd.edu/studyabroad/about.aspx . Program participants must purchase this study abroad medical insurance no
less than 60 days prior to program departure. Failure to purchase the required
study abroad medical insurance shall prevent student from participating in the
study abroad program.
An enrollment fee of $46.00 per unit must be paid to Orange Coast College at
the time of registration. In addition non-resident and international students
pay $214.00 per unit. This tuition is state mandated and subject to change.
Students will receive credit from Orange Coast College. Students will be in one
of the following Italian classes approximately four hours per day, four days
per week and will receive a semester of credit for the class completed.
|Italian A180: Elementary Italian 1
||5 semester units
|Italian A185: Elementary Italian 2
||5 semester units
|Italian A280: Intermediate Italian 1
||4 semester units
|Italian A285: Intermediate Italian 2
||4 semester units
See the Orange Coast College catalog for course descriptions. All classes are
transferable to UC/CSU systems.
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You may go here to get information about obtaining, or renewing your passport,
as well as customs information you'll need before you return to the United
States. People residing in America holding a foreign passport should contact
their embassy or consulate, as a visa may be required.
Are you ready to go? If you prefer, you may use the 'PDF' version of the application/brochure, which is available here.
If for any reason you cannot access the PDF version, please call ACCENT to
obtain an application. After printing and completing the application, please
remember to send it and a check for $250 made out to ACCENT to:
870 Market St., #1026
San Francisco, CA 94102
The Coast Community
College District reserves the right to cancel, change, append, add, or delete
Programs or features of programs.rates, prices, locations, and other details
indicated on this preliminary information page may not accurately reflect the
actual program offered in 2013, as Programs are still in the final planning