627 FIU students have participated in study abroad programs in Genoa (as of June 2023)
- 351 FIU students in semester-length programs
- 276 FIU students in half-semester or summer programs
FIU has conducted a number of Study Abroad programs in Genoa since 2005, with both full semester and short summer programs. Semester-length programs have been in the academic areas of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Art History, and European Studies. Summer programs have been in the areas of Hospitality & Tourism and the Social Sciences. FIU Interior Architecture has conducted both short semester and summer programs, along with reciprocal workshops with UniGe.
FIU Global is developing new opportunities in Genoa and Italy for students and faculty
- study abroad
- collaborative online international learning - COIL
- reciprocal exchange
- collaborative research
- dual degrees
Undergraduate Program in Genoa Spring Semester 2023
An opportunity offered by FIU Global and the Office of Education Abroad (OEA) for sophomore students who decide to spend a semester abroad in Genoa, Italy. Take UCC courses (in English) with local Italian faculty at the FIU facilities in the convent of S. Maria di Castello, and live in apartments in the historic city within walking distance to everything.
• INTERNATIONAL LIFE AND LEARNING EXPERIENCE
• FINANCIALLY ACCESSIBLE - <3000 USD PROGRAM COSTS
• QUALIFIED LOCAL INSTRUCTORS
• 15-CREDIT SEMESTER (staying on path to graduate)
3 UCC COURSES
2 ONLINE FIU COURSES (student’s choice)
The three UCC courses were taught by Italians with PhDs, were FIU-credentialed and engaged as assistant teaching professors. They have deep knowledge of the place with contacts in the local context which will increase the quality of the academic and cultural experience for the FIU students.
Margherita Orsero, PhD - Assistant Teaching Professor for Art History Survey II (ARH 2051)
Leonardo Scavino, PhD - Assistant Teaching Professor for Western Civilization in the Modern Era (EUH 2030)
Edoardo Corradi, PhD - Assistant Teaching Professor for 'Contemporary International Problems' (INR 3081)
Social Sciences & Humanities
Summer 2022 program: Food, Economy and Society on the Italian Riviera
14 May - 18 June, 2022
Italy is famous for many things, but in particular, it is famed for the quality and diversity of its food. This program offers students the opportunity to explore first-hand what makes it special. Site visits along the Riviera coast to producers of cheeses, sausage, olive oil, wine, and basil (the key ingredient in Genoa’s famed pesto sauce); explorations of museums and collections; and classes in history and language from Italian professors in FIU’s Genoa center (housed in a 1,000 year-old convent) all generate fundamental insights into Italian history, economy, society and culture. Students explore scenic towns such as Cinque Terre, Camogli, and Portofino, swim at beautiful Ligurian beaches, and hike on mountain trails a short distance from the city. Accommodation is arranged in modern apartments located in or near Genoa’s sprawling medieval quarter, affording a daily encounter with a way of life that goes back many centuries.
Though open to all students, the program is aimed at social science and history majors, and should be of interest to art history students as well.
SUMMER 2022 - STUDENT COMMENTS
Mariana Yordan, Senior - Interdisciplinary Studies (minor in Nutrition)
Ashley Hernandez, Junior - Global Studies
Heather Ferguson, Junior - Global Studies
Vittorio Parravano, Senior - Digital Communications (minor in Sociology/Anthropology)
Images from Summer 2019
Past Social Science Programs
Various components of the Social Sciences, Humanities and European Studies have conducted programs in Genoa. The Social Sciences’ summer program focuses on the social and economic transformation of Italy in the postwar period, encouraging comparisons to US conditions, historical and current. This program has classes taught by FIU and UniGe faculty, field trips in Genoa and Liguria, as well as a travel component to look at significant sites in the automobile industry (Turin), film-making (Rome) and fashion (Milan).
Hospitality & Tourism
FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has a regular summer program in Genoa and Italy. The focus is on experiencing Italian culture (place, customs, service, food, wine) to complement their US education. The students explore Genoa and the region of Liguria (with Portofino and the Cinque Terre), as well as visiting Florence and Tuscany, Milan and Lombardy, and the Langhe and Roero wine districts in the Piedmont region.
The next level of program development will include the exploration of internship opportunities in Italy in hospitality and event management sectors.