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Florence Design School:
Located close to the center of Florence, one of the fashion and design capitals of Europe, Florence Design School provides intensive art and design summer courses taught in English. As a school of Italian artistic and creative arts we provide a polyhedral environment where students from around the globe can be full immersed in theoretical and practical activities.

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Intensive Summer Art & Design Courses:
 Taught in English


Photography Summer Course:
 Duration: 3 weeks
 Credits: 6 Ects
 Eligibility Requirements: High school graduate, equivalent, or above

This course provides students the knowledge of Florentine Culture & Art and photographic techniques. The main aim is to develop a personal photo book of shapes, techniques, and concepts.

Students are encouraged to pursue their own personal interests and passions exploring and observing Florence through the lens of locals.

Students record, describe, and interpret a building of historical value, with the professor’s approval.


Interior Design Summer Course:
 Duration: 3 weeks
 Credits: 4.5 Ects
 Eligibility Requirements: High school graduate, equivalent, or above

This program feature both theory and practical lessons to learn the basics of the Interior Design profession.

This course is for students who need to practice Interior Design working on the luxury atmospheres of Florence, such as houses, apartments and historical buildings.


Visual Arts – Drawing & Painting Summer Course:
 Duration: 3 weeks
 Credits: 4.5 Ects
 Eligibility Requirements: High school graduate, equivalent, or above

This course helps students to gain competences of painting with the stunning view of Florence city center in the background. Techniques are based on painting materials including: acrylic, oil, watercolor. 

The contents prepare students for future painting profession practicing in class and “en plain air” - the artistic places of Florence.

By visiting Florentine museums and city spaces, the student gets an overview of arts & landscape painting, with a focus on perspective.

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Address: Piazza di Badia a Ripoli, 1/A, Florence, Italy
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-11-24 were from:

Russia;   Ankara, Turkey;   Luxembourg, Luxembourg;   Palo Alto, USA;   and more.
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John Cabot University, Rome
Courses / Programs
• John Cabot University (JCU) is an American institution of higher education in Rome, Italy offering summer study abroad programs to college students from the US and over 60 other countries worldwide.

• Our mission is to provide an educational experience that is both firmly rooted in the American tradition of the liberal arts and solidly international in orientation.

• JCU’s summer study abroad program is the premier and most affordable study abroad experience in Rome. There are two summer sessions available, please contact us for information on the exact dates.

• Students can choose from a fascinating range of three-credit courses that will allow you to grow intellectually under the guidance of first-rate international professors who bring the sites, sounds, and culture of Rome into their teaching.

• In addition to courses in Art History and Studio Art, JCU also offers courses in Business Administration, History & Humanities, English Language & Literature, Political & Social Science, and more. Credits from JCU easily transfer, allowing you to stay on track for graduation.
3-credit Summer Courses (Taught through English)

Categories include:
• Art History & Studio Art
• Business Administration
• Business, Management, and Marketing
• English Language & Literature
• History & Humanities
• Italian Language and Cultural Studies:
• Law
• Mathematics, Natural Science & Computer Science
• Modern Languages & Literature
• Philosophy and Religion
• Political & Social Sciences...
Web Technology Academy, Florence
Courses / Programs
Located in the heart of Florence, Italy, Web Technology Academy (WTA) is a fast-paced, 4-week study-abroad summer program designed to help students learn the art of eCommerce. All classes are taught in English. WTA offers three main course topics over four intensive weeks; Choosing products and services to sell online, Build your own e-commerce business from start to finish, and Advertising your website and making money online.

At Web Tech Bootcamp, we believe students learn better when they have real world projects and a limited amount of time to complete them. At the end of four weeks, hard-working students will have the knowledge to take the first step toward financial independence through their own eCommerce business.
4-week summer e-Commerce course, in English:

Topics / modules include:
- Selling on Ebay
- Importing and exporting products
- Inventing and manufacturing your own products
- Social Media for the web
- Internet marketing techniques
- Photo and video production techniques
- Graphics design
- Creating Viral Video Marketing Campaigns
- Crowd Funding
Language and Music for Life, Florence, Italy 2021
Courses / Programs
• Founded in 1997, Language and Music for Life offers International Summer Music and Languages Courses in Europe for music students and professionals.

• Join us in Florence, Italy in 2021 for an exciting and prestigious Musical Summer Course with optional language programs for adults & teenagers aged 18+ (unless agreed with LMFL).

• Our classical music & jazz program and voice tuition is aimed at students and professionals who are highly motivated musicians with advanced levels of musical knowledge.

• Taught by internationally renowned professors, mostly at master class level, the LMFL program includes instrumental and voice tuition, master classes, chamber music, composition, music theory, choir, & orchestra conducting classes.

• Private music lessons / one on one tuition is available for many subjects / instruments.

• We also offer music tuition for already-constituted chamber music groups.

• All students must be at advanced level in at least one discipline, other choices can be at lower level. Rentals are available for cello, harp, and guitar.

• Quality classes in French, Spanish, Italian & English, taught by native speakers.

Review:

"LMFL is a musical experience any musician should go through, whether amateur or professional.

As a student you are challenged in all fronts, from the personal front to the collective one, where not only must you play your instrument or compose with the best of your skills, but also manage to work as a team to accomplish excellence."

Alonso, Mexico
Musical Summer Course 2021 for Advanced:
2 weeks for adults & youth (aged 18+).

• Instrumental Tuition: Piano, Piano Jazz, Violin, Viola, Classical Guitar, Cello, Harp, Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Recorder, Percussion, Brass.
• Master classes in Saxophone & Bass Clarinet
• Vocal tuition: classical & jazz
• Orchestra conducting
• Music composition
• Opera workshop
• String orchestra
• Jazz sessions
• Entrance audition prep
• Music tuition for already-constituted chamber music groups

Choice of Italian, French, Spanish or English language courses.
Organic Tuscany Cooking School
Courses / Programs
• Based in the heart of Tuscany, three miles outside the medieval town of Certaldo, Organic Tuscany Cooking School offers specialized cooking weeks in a magnificent 19th century villa.

• Our classes are “from farm to table”: taking the participants to see where the fresh, local, organic food we buy is grown and using it to cook traditional Tuscan and Italian recipes: fresh pastas, hearty soups, tasty salads, the perfect risotto and delectable desserts. The programs also includes wine-tasting and walking tours with official guides in Florence and Siena.

• Some of the cooking courses are vegetarian, and others can be vegetarian friendly. Free with the course is an e-book with over 60 recipes and photos of the dishes you learned during the week and many others reflecting the Tuscan seasons.

• Accommodation will be in a magnificent 19th century villa, where the cooking classes will also take place.
Cooking Classes in Tuscany:

• Duration: 1 week

Features include:
• Specialized Italian Cooking Classes
• Wine Tasting
• Olive Oil Tasting
• Guided Tours of Florence and Siena
• Visits of Organic Farms

Courses are taught in English, but you will acquire a smattering of culinary Italian.
Sarteano Chamber Choral Workshop - Young Adult/teen Division
Courses / Programs
Sarteano Chamber Choral Workshop - Young Adult/Teen Division, is a summer workshop in Italy designed for the singer, conductor or music educator who loves singing and working in a chamber choral setting. We are an intensive music workshop. All of our tutors teach at the University level. The workshop is located in Sarteano, a picturesque hill town in the Siena province of Tuscany, dotted with palazzi and overlooked by a medieval castle. The workshop and final concert will be held in the centro storico (historic center), a pedestrian area of small winding streets, quaint homes, lovely stores, and fine restaurants. With its magical Renaissance ambiance, Sarteano is the perfect place to come to sing chamber choral music. You will be part of a twenty-six to twenty-eight voice group that will perform a capella choral music from madrigals to the twentieth century. Experience the joy of creating music on the highest level, working with other committed and talented young musicians, and learning the inner workings and dynamics of intensive chamber ensemble performance.
Summer Workshop in Italy designed for the Singer, Conductor or Music Educator:

There are three possible tiers of participation:
- Full Conductor,
- Conducting Auditor or
- Singer (serious singers ages 15 – 20, who are looking for a strong chamber ensemble experience).

Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone. The main language used in the workshop is English.
European Cultural Academy - Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design Courses
Courses / Programs
• Experience Venice, Italy and the Venice Biennale together with like-minded students from all over the world with immersive and creative art & design summer courses from the European Cultural Academy (ECA).

• The aim of the ECA is to enhance knowledge and advance your career in architecture, art, design, and other creative industries.

• Our participants come from all backgrounds and the course is open for anyone with an interest in arts, architecture and culture.

• For more than a decade, we have helped creative communities to increase visibility, build connections and make a lasting impact on their careers.

• You and your peers are immersed in an inspiring environment led by renowned faculty and industry experts. Gain new skills to create greater impact with your work immediately.

• Prominent professors in related fields ensure a solid academic component and will enable you to gain a wider perspective. Our faculty includes artists, designers, curators, gallerists, architects and scholars that will help you to build necessary skills and enable you to navigate through an opaque and very competitive industry.
Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design Courses in summer, spring & fall - taught in English:

• Join for 1 week to focus on a particular topic

• Join for 2 weeks to cover wider field of subjects

• Join for 3 weeks for in-depth all-round experience and extra opportunities

Course Options:
• Contemporary Art
• Contemporary Architecture - Opening Of The Architecture Biennale
• Contemporary Architecture
• Venice Architecture Biennale
• Design: The World Around Us
• 3-Day Venice Architecture Biennale Power Course