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Global Campus in Florence Connecting Students to International Higher Education Because education shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all, we’ve developed a robust catalog of diverse study abroad program options to better meet the needs of today’s universities and their students. Our Global Education Network comprises three well-defined learning environments, each contributing distinct advantages that together offer college students greater depth of choice in study abroad programming and services.
The Global Partners
Our signature, purpose-built learning environment is designed to engage students directly in the local culture.
This new model of international higher learning reflects academic integration and collaboration with an international institution rooted in academic integrity.
We strategically choose these local institutions of higher learning to provide complementary, culturally immersive programs through direct enrollment with a local and/ or international student body.
Greater Control, Maximum Flexibility The Global Campus model was designed to meet university faculty and advisor needs by establishing greater control of curriculum and educational space abroad. We work with university faculty to design courses that fit your institutional goals, and continually assess our programs via direct feedback from the universities we serve. Our campus locations are selected for ease of access to the local community, both its historic and contemporary culture, and equipped with the technology students require today for academic success. The Global Campus model is characterized by: • Engagement with the local community through academic partnerships, shared programming, and service initiatives
• Curriculum designed around CEA’s “active learning” model to take learning beyond the classroom and into the city
• A focus on creative collaborations with U.S. colleges and universities
• Rigorous external oversight of faculty hiring and curriculum development
• U.S.-style academic calendar or specialized schedules
• Management by highly qualified and locally knowledgeable academic and administrative staff, trained in the best practices in education abroad
• Courses taught in English, as well as in the host language
To learn more, call our University Relations team at 1-877-449-2775.
School of Record Florence: Art, Culture & Genius Famously known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence’s mystique stems largely from this era of dramatic growth in ideas, wealth and art patronage. The beloved home of Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Galileo, the city continues to attract academics, artists and students inspired by its splendor. The central location of CEA’s Global Campus in Florence puts students and faculty within easy reach of unparalleled learning opportunities, such as: • Watching the world’s best art conservators restore Renaissance paintings and sculptures
Global Campus courses are designed in conjunction with, approved and transcripted by the University of New Haven, which is accredited by the Commission on the Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (CIHE/ NEASC).
• Meeting representatives of local anti-mafia organizations
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• Learning about the fashion trade from a national buyer
• Discussing Florence’s role in the global marketplace with local business owners • Attending classes in Florence’s historic squares, markets, museums and churches • Experiencing the magic of studying artworks and monuments in their original context
CEA’s Curriculum The wide-ranging curriculum at CEA’s Global Campus in Florence is designed for students from many different majors and backgrounds. In addition to all levels of Italian language, the curriculum incorporates courses taught in English by our international faculty, including: • Italian Language: Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced
• Italian Renaissance Architecture
• Communication & Global Competence
• Living Italy: Contemporary Culture & Society
• Fashion Marketing & Merchandising
• Photography in Florence
• Florence Sketchbook
• Social History of the Italian Mafia
• Iconography: The Secret Language of Renaissance Art
• Social Media: Digital Identity & the Virtual Community
• Sport & Culture in Contemporary Italy • The Culture of Food & Wine in Italy • The Great Masters: Leonardo, Michelangelo & Raphael
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Santa Reparata International School of Art
San Lorenzo Market (Central Market)
Palazzo Giovane (Youth Center)
Il Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore)
Galleria degli Uffizi
CEA Global Campus
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e Global Campus Highlights Each CEA Global Campus offers close proximity to the significant landmarks and cultural activities students encounter through their study abroad program. • in the Palazzo Levi on Piazza della Repubblica, in the heart of the historic city center, only a few minutes’ walk from the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery • 7,212-square-foot facility, including five “smart” classrooms, student computer lab, resource center, office space for visiting faculty and WiFi throughout • Global Partnership with the Santa Reparata International School of Art, offering specialized instruction in the studio arts
• Experience with Freshman and Early-College programming
Church of Santa Croce
Active Learning Close-Up For students in The Great Masters: Michelangelo, Leonardo & Raphael, Florence is the classroom. Classes are frequently held on-site in museums and churches, such as the Academy Gallery and Santa Croce, providing unparalleled opportunities for students to appreciate and learn about artists and their works within the Renaissance context.
CEA Leadership in Florence Your Partners in Education Kevin J.F. Murphy, PhD
Italy Academic Dean & Campus Director
Dr. Kevin J.F. Murphy moved to Tuscany from his native England in 1996. His doctoral studies at the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London concentrated on the history of Florentine squares, and his research now focuses on art patronage, Florentine palaces, and modern reception of the Italian Renaissance. He has published on Florentine art, architecture and urbanism, and presented his findings at international conferences including the College Art Association (CAA) and Renaissance Society of America (RSA). Dr. Murphy has more than 15 years of experience in higher education teaching and administration of American and UK institutions in Italy, besides CEA most notably at the British Institute of Florence, Syracuse University in Florence, and Kent State University in Florence. He is an active member of professional associations dedicated to international education, including EAIE (European Association for International Education) where he is a board member of SAFSA (Study Abroad and Foreign Student Advisorsâ€™ Professional Section). Kevin.Murphy@GoWithCEA.com
Florence Program Director Grayson Splane holds an MA in Italian Language and Literature from Middlebury College, specializing in the translation of contemporary Italian poetry. She studied in Florence as an undergraduate, and since 1999 has made the city her permanent home. Before joining CEA in 2001, Ms. Splane worked in publishing as an Assistant Photography Editor and Editor for the southern literary magazine, The Oxford American. Upon her return to Italy, she also spent time as an editor and translator in the film industry. During her time with CEA, she has overseen the launch of the Florence and Rome programs, as well as their successful growth into Global Campuses. Grayson.Splane@GoWithCEA.com
Faculty Snapshot: Your Local Colleagues CEA’s Connections to the City CEA’s academic and professional network in Florence supports student integration into Italian culture through volunteer placements, extramural sports and conversation exchanges with local students. Housing options also encourage students to “live as locals do.” Opportunities for class visits and student research projects are provided by key connections to local organizations and institutions, including: • Florence’s renowned art restoration lab Opificio delle Pietre Dure • Anti-mafia association Fondazione Caponnetto • Ars et Fides Association for Museum Docent Training • The Florence Newspaper • The Florence International Theatre Company • Angeli del Bello volunteer organization to keep Florence clean • Local elementary schools for English language teaching experience
Well-known historian Fabrizio Ricciardelli (Ph.D., University of Warwick) teaches The Medici: History of a Dynasty. Fabrizio’s students do not simply learn about the Medici, but explore the sites where their history and that of the Florentine Renaissance unfolded. Visits to the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the cloisters of San Marco allow students to appreciate the cultural interests of the family’s most important figures and their relationship with artists such as Donatello, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Fabrizio’s interest in the history of his native city has led him to publish and present at international conferences related to social, cultural and other studies of Medieval and Renaissance Europe. His publications include The Politics of Exclusion in Early Renaissance Florence (Brepols: Turnhout, 2007). He was recently featured in a National Geographic documentary on Renaissance Florence.
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Custom Programming Examples University of New Haven: Freshman Experience (2009, 2010) Freshmen enroll in one or two courses exclusive to them, and can choose from an array of other courses offered at the CEA Global Campus that integrate them into the upper-class student body. By studying abroad during their first semester of college, students develop great skills in cultural awareness and understanding, strong communication skills, and a great sense of independence.
Ohio University: Italian Language and Culture (2009, 2010, 2011) Students follow rigorous language instruction for seven weeks. Their CEA-taught Italian courses are accompanied by an in-depth study of Dante’s Divine Comedy taught by their OU professor. Academic activities co-designed by CEA and OU further students’ knowledge of the Italian language and contemporary culture.
University of New Haven: Criminal Justice (2009) Rising juniors and seniors from the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences enroll in three courses for three weeks, focusing on Contemporary Italian culture, the History of the Italian Mafia, and the Italian Mafia’s influence on America. Academic opportunities outside the classroom include a visit to a Sienese villa confiscated from a member of the Sicilian Mafia.
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