Deadline for $100 application fee reimbursement: December 7, 2016
Applications will be accepted after this deadline on a space available basis.
Note: For summer 2015, the Florence Program had record-breaking enrollment. FSU’s International Programs Office is anticipating another high enrollment again for this summer — so don’t delay applying!
Housing opens: May 11, 2017*
Housing ends: June 22, 2017
*book departure from USA on May 10
IND 4101: History of Interiors I
IND 4905: Studies-in-Design: Perspective Theory
Florence Summer Session 1 program code: FL01
During the summer term, Interior Design students have the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy, through Florida State University’s Study Abroad program. The Florence Program offers Interior Design students the opportunity to gain a global experience while taking courses to satisfy curriculum requirements. The Florence program is 6 weeks in duration and is led by Associate Professor, Karen Myers. The educational benefits associated with studying abroad involve looking beyond the classroom and engaging students to learn outside their comfort zone by applying their developing analytical skills with real world intellectual, educational, and personal challenges, says Myers, whose first class assignment for her students is to “get lost.” She feels this initial high-impact learning experience establishes the value of the Florence Program for the design majors by preparing them to view the process of their education abroad as a creative problem solving “journey.”