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2012 Italy Culture Study Abroad


Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland is pleased to offer a Study Abroad program in Tuscany with the opportunity to earn college credit while living in self-catering apartments in the historic center of Florence. Included in the program are planned excursions to Fiesole, Siena, San Gimignano, Rome and a cooking class at a famous culinary school in Florence.

The program is open to students and community members on either a credit or non-credit basis. Students wishing to earn credit will complete a personal journal with observations chosen for study by Professor Mooney. There will be on-site lectures which will take advantage of being at the scene of the actual works of art and architecture. Note that all participants, including those taking the program for non-credit are expected to participate in all activities of the program.

The program is designated to have a balance of planned and open time to allow participants to pursue their areas of interest.


Day 1- Departure Day.
Day 2- Arrival in Florence, Italy.
Day 3- Orientation and Walking tour of the
historic center.
Day 4- Piazzale Michelangelo and San Miniato.
Day 5- Santa Croce and
Fiesole with a visit to the Etruscan museum and Ampitheater. 
Day 6- Excursion to Siena with a guided tour and San Gimignano.
Day 7- Excursion to Rome.
Day 8- Santa Maria Novella and Capella Brancacci.
Day 9- Bargello, Cathedral of Florence, Ospedale Degli Innocenti, San Lorenzo.
Day 10- Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Baptistery and Orsanmichele.
Day 11- Uffizi Museum.
Day 12- Cooking Class.
Day 13- Open Day.
Day 14- Open Day.

Day 15- Santa Trinita Church.
Day 16- Academia (Michelangelo’s David).
Day 17- San Marco Monastery, Cloister and Museum.
Day 18- Study Day / Open Day.
Day 19- Students Journals Due.

Day 20- Farewell Dinner.
Day 21- Celebration of St. John The Baptist Holiday. 
Day 22- Departure Day.


FINE 102-701: Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture.This course acquaints the student with major works of Florentine painting, sculpture and architecture from the late Middle Ages through the Early Renaissance and the beginning phases of the High Renaissance. The entire course is taught on-site. The focus is to relate the art and architecture viewed, to the history and culture from which it emerged. Mandatory excursions to nearby Tuscan towns and Rome complement the lectures held in Florence and fill the picture of the evolution of Renaissance art.


The fee for the Program is $3650*(Limited financial aid is available for HCC credit students).

The $3650 cost includes:

• Roundtrip Airfare.
• Limited Health Insurance.
• Ground transportation to and from airport and scheduled excursions.
• Housing in self-catering apartments.
• Museum Pass.
• Farewell Dinner.

Additional costs not included in the program:
• Meals
• Personal spending money for shopping
• Any excursions that students may undertake during open time.

* HCC reserves the right to increase the cost of the Program Fee up to 10% due to increased program costs, increased flight costs, and/or currency fluctuations.


Lynette Mooney
Phone: 443-518-4043


$500 non-refundable due at Registration
$1575 initial payment due: January 20, 2012
$1575 final payment due: February 17, 2012
Note: If you do not make payments on time, you will automatically be dropped from the program and will not be able to re-register.


Contact Program Director or
International Education Office, CL 113
Howard Community College
Phone: 443-518-1640
Fax: 443-518-4571

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