The Conference will be held on December 1 and 2, 2023, from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, in Florence, Italy. Inaugural activities will take place at the Gabinetto Vieusseux, in the Sala Ferri at Palazzo Strozzi, at 9:30am. Read more about our conference, and download the complete program for detailed information.
Remote Learning Program
Iconic Florence is AUF’s unique approach to remote learning, inspired by the innovation and cultural value of Florence and Italy. The goal is more than learning about Florence from afar – it is to experience Florence as a world-renowned symbol of culture in a significant and compelling manner.
Icons can tell a story and help navigate our world. The Iconic Florence remote course offering scheduled for Summer and Fall 2020 aims to deeply engage learners through a well-structured exploration of Florence on the MyFUA platform. Courses will provide individuals with a meaningful and transportable vision of the city that ultimately helps to inform and positively influence their future experiences.
“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” - B.B. King
Areas of Study and Duration
Featured 3-week courses in current and upcoming academic seasons include:
- Street Photography
- Cultural Introduction to Italy
- Communicating in Italian
- Florentine Art Walks
- Style and the City: Florentine Fashion Walks
- Dante Alighieri's Florence: Readings and Cultural Walks
- Wanderlust: The Physical and Emotional Art of Walking
- Health and Fitness in the Mediterranean
- Pairing Food and Wine
- Food, Culture, and Society in Italy
- SPEL/Internship placements
All courses take place in the AUF 3-week sessions and feature a hybrid format of asynchronous coursework with periodical live sessions with faculty.
Enrollment and Costs
The cost per 3-credit course is 1300 USD.
Inquire with our Admissions Office (contact below) for the application form and further rdetails regarding program selection.
Cost includes a US transcript.
Please note: While private scholarships and aid may apply as normal to remote learning course enrollments, please note that Title IV aid is not applicable. Courses are open to pre-college students for college credit with the exception of courses involving wine appreciation.
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