THE SUMMER PROGRAM IN THE RIVIERA
The summer program in the Italian Riviera proposes courses in regular sessions at the suggestive location of the northern Tuscan coast. It supports sustainable learning, cultural studies, and community immersions; the northern Tuscan coast provides a breathtaking campus lo- cation where the communities and cultural lifestyle provide the sources of daily learning. This program is recognized and supported by the city of Forte dei Marmi.
The following sessions are offered:
One Week Sessions
• Credit load: 1 credit or non credit option
• Classes are held Sunday through Saturday These sessions are comprised of field study and travel research in Tuscany. Students travel and research, learning on location in destinations unique for their local cultures, economies, histories, and societies. Lectures, visits to historic and contemporary sites, tastes of local gastronomy, expanded cultural horizons, and contact with local culture will directly strengthen and challenge perspectives of Italy.
Three Week Sessions
• Credit load: Up to 6 credits (Approval from home institutions required to earn more than 3 credits per session)
• Classes are held Monday through Friday. Students select three week courses from the regular Riviera schedule*.
Four Week Sessions
• Credit load: Up to 7 credits
• Classes are held Monday through Friday. This four week program begins with a week of field study and travel research in Tuscany. Students travel and research, learning on location in destinations unique for their local cultures, economies, histories, and societies. The following three weeks are held at the Italian Riviera location where students may choose from the regular Riviera schedule* of three week courses.
*Riviera three week courses focus on sustainable studies and include the subject areas of:Sustainable Life Strategies, Sustainable Community: A Way of Life, Cultural Tourism, Greenmapping Family Run Businesses, Sustainable Tourism, the Mediterranean Diet: a Guide to Healthy Living, Sustainability in the Italian Food Industry, Tuscany and its Wines, Eno-gastronomic Tourism in Italy: Tracing Territories and Cultures, the Italian Soccer Experience, Travel Writing, Marble Arts: From Michelangelo's Scalpel to Contemporary Practices, Opera (Puccini), as well as the three week internship option Changing Communities through Sustainable Internships.
For session dates and further information, download the program brochure.