Study Abroad: Summer 2013 in Genoa, Italy
**The application process for this program is now complete. Please contact the Faculty Directors should you have questions or desire to be added to the waitlist.**
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Spend a month in Genoa, Italy: May 22 - June 22
FIU's study abroad experience in Genoa is based on the idea of living in an Italian city with a complex history but above all a rich present, and without a large US student population. It goes beyond a touristic experience as the students are encouraged to live here and to engage with the city. Courses utilize Genoa as a lens through which students gain a perspective on broader issues affecting the present, regardless of the field or discipline. This five-week study abroad program is designed for students who are interested in Hospitality and Tourism studies.
CLASSES (choose 2 for 6 credits):
HFT 4224 - Human Relations in the Hospitality Industry (3)
HFT 4955 - Field Study Abroad: Hospitality and Tourism (3)
HFT 6562 - Global Destination Marketing Organizations (3)
Classes will be taught by Dr. Miranda Kitterlin and/or Dr. Michelle Yoo.
Participants will take part in several group trips. As these trips are academically focused, they are a required component of the program; students may not opt out of the academic group travel. Trips will include day trips to museums, local sites and subjects applicable to the themes of the course, and a day trip to Milan.
Students will have the opportunity for individual personal travel over weekends, as Genoa is well-served by rail and an international airport. By train, Milan is 1.5 hours away; Pisa is 2.5 hours; Florence is 3 hours; and Venice is 5 hours.
Our academic facilities are in the medieval monastery of S. Maria di Castello, one of the treasures of Genoa in the oldest part of its historic quarter. We have a beautiful sequence of spaces with garden, cloisters,
and views of the port and mountains, wi-fi internet (you must bring your own laptop), and a nearby metro stop in Piazza Sarzano.
Student housing is offered in various apartments in the city center within walking distance of the FIU facility and shopping areas. All apartments are furnished, and have easy access to public transportation.
January 17 - Information session at 3:30 p.m. in HM 211
Miranda Kitterlin and Michelle Yoo
(305) 919-4424 (305) 919-4535