Cultural Introduction to Italy

Arriving in Florence for my semester abroad, I felt a mix of excitement and uncertainty. Havingnever left the United States before, I was eager to explore this new chapter of my life. Enrollingin a Cultural Introduction to Italy Course seemed like the perfect way to dive into the experience.

Spring 2024 FUA-AUF Course Review

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“Florentine Literary Walks” Joins FUA-AUF’s Course List

One new class that has been introduced this semester is Florentine Literary Walks. This course does not have a classroom but is an experiential class where students are led by their professor around Florence to connect their learning material to real life.

New Cultural Integration Opportunities Available for Students

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Students Experience Firsthand Emergency Healthcare

Students in health sciences delve into real-world learning through a partnership with Misericordia di Firenze, Florence's renowned paramedic system.

WRITTEN BY SOPHIA KOCH FOR SPECIAL PROJECT: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN JOURNALISM

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Cultural Introduction to Italy

Arriving in Florence for my semester abroad, I felt a mix of excitement and uncertainty. Having
never left the United States before, I was eager to explore this new chapter of my life. Enrolling
in a Cultural Introduction to Italy Course seemed like the perfect way to dive into the experience.

Spring 2024 FUA-AUF Course Review

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“Florentine Literary Walks” Joins FUA-AUF’s Course List

One new class that has been introduced this semester is Florentine Literary Walks. This course does not have a classroom but is an experiential class where students are led by their professor around Florence to connect their learning material to real life.

New Cultural Integration Opportunities Available for Students

discover more

Students Experience Firsthand Emergency Healthcare

Students in health sciences delve into real-world learning through a partnership with Misericordia di Firenze, Florence's renowned paramedic system.

WRITTEN BY SOPHIA KOCH FOR SPECIAL PROJECT: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN JOURNALISM

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Cultural Introduction to Italy

Arriving in Florence for my semester abroad, I felt a mix of excitement and uncertainty. Having
never left the United States before, I was eager to explore this new chapter of my life. Enrolling
in a Cultural Introduction to Italy Course seemed like the perfect way to dive into the experience.

“Florentine Literary Walks” Joins FUA-AUF’s Course List

One new class that has been introduced this semester is Florentine Literary Walks. This course does not have a classroom but is an experiential class where students are led by their professor around Florence to connect their learning material to real life.

Students Experience Firsthand Emergency Healthcare

Students in health sciences delve into real-world learning through a partnership with Misericordia di Firenze, Florence's renowned paramedic system.

Blending Magazine

Students Magazine and Newsletter

125 Years of FIAT
125 Years of FIAT
BLENDING MAGAZINE 14.1 - SPRING 2024
Gardens of Culture
Gardens of Culture
BLENDING MAGAZINE 13.2 - FALL 2023
The Caterina Issue
The Caterina Issue
BLENDING MAGAZINE - SPRING 2019
Consumption, Gentrification, and the New Colonialism
Consumption, Gentrification, and the New Colonialism
BLENDING MAGAZINE - FALL 2019
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BLENDING MAGAZINE - SPRING 202
Adriano Olivetti: Building Utopia
Adriano Olivetti: Building Utopia
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Benvenuto Cellini: Between Fact and Fiction
Benvenuto Cellini: Between Fact and Fiction
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The Mind Garden
The Mind Garden
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The Mind Garden
The Mind Garden
BLENDING MAGAZINE - FALL 2020
125 Years of FIAT
125 Years of FIAT
BLENDING MAGAZINE 14.1 - SPRING 2024
Gardens of Culture
Gardens of Culture
BLENDING MAGAZINE 13.2 - FALL 2023
The Caterina Issue
The Caterina Issue
BLENDING MAGAZINE - SPRING 2019
Consumption, Gentrification, and the New Colonialism
Consumption, Gentrification, and the New Colonialism
BLENDING MAGAZINE - FALL 2019
Eros and Logs
Eros and Logs
BLENDING MAGAZINE - SPRING 202
Adriano Olivetti: Building Utopia
Adriano Olivetti: Building Utopia
BLENDING MAGAZINE - SPRING 2022
Benvenuto Cellini: Between Fact and Fiction
Benvenuto Cellini: Between Fact and Fiction
BLENDING MAGAZINE - FALL 2023
Wunderkammer and Cabinets of Curiosity
Wunderkammer and Cabinets of Curiosity
BLENDING MAGAZINE - SPRING 2023
The Mind Garden
The Mind Garden
BLENDING MAGAZINE - FALL 2020
The Mind Garden
The Mind Garden
BLENDING MAGAZINE - FALL 2020
125 Years of FIAT
125 Years of FIAT
BLENDING MAGAZINE 14.1 - SPRING 2024
Gardens of Culture
Gardens of Culture
BLENDING MAGAZINE 13.2 - FALL 2023
The Caterina Issue
The Caterina Issue
BLENDING MAGAZINE - SPRING 2019
Consumption, Gentrification, and the New Colonialism
Consumption, Gentrification, and the New Colonialism
BLENDING MAGAZINE - FALL 2019
Eros and Logs
Eros and Logs
BLENDING MAGAZINE - SPRING 202
Adriano Olivetti: Building Utopia
Adriano Olivetti: Building Utopia
BLENDING MAGAZINE - SPRING 2022
Benvenuto Cellini: Between Fact and Fiction
Benvenuto Cellini: Between Fact and Fiction
BLENDING MAGAZINE - FALL 2023
Wunderkammer and Cabinets of Curiosity
Wunderkammer and Cabinets of Curiosity
BLENDING MAGAZINE - SPRING 2023
The Mind Garden
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BLENDING MAGAZINE - FALL 2020
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“When you come, embrace the Italian way of life, don’t take it for granted because it is a beautiful...

“When you come, embrace the Italian way of life, don’t take it for granted because it is a beautiful...

Chase Renton, USA

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Cultural Introduction to Italy

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Cultural Introduction to Italy

Arriving in Florence for my semester abroad, I felt a mix of excitement and uncertainty. Having
never left the United States before, I was eager to explore this new chapter of my life. Enrolling
in a Cultural Introduction to Italy Course seemed like the perfect way to dive into the experience.

“Florentine Literary Walks” Joins FUA-AUF’s Course List

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“Florentine Literary Walks” Joins FUA-AUF’s Course List

One new class that has been introduced this semester is Florentine Literary Walks. This course does not have a classroom but is an experiential class where students are led by their professor around Florence to connect their learning material to real life.

Students Experience Firsthand Emergency Healthcare

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Students Experience Firsthand Emergency Healthcare

Students in health sciences delve into real-world learning through a partnership with Misericordia di Firenze, Florence's renowned paramedic system.

Art, Space, and the City: A New Course on How to Experience Florence through Contemporary Art and City Structure

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Art, Space, and the City: A New Course on How to Experience Florence through Contemporary Art and City Structure

Art, psychology, and philosophy have been rounded up in one new course through Florence  University of the Arts - The American University of Florence: Art, Space, and the City: Mixed-Media Walks. Students walk and engage in a variety of artistic projects, exercises, and experiments to open up their minds to the world and art around them, connecting them with the urban space.

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