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Freshman Seminar Abroad

And Yet It Still Moves:
A Study of the Scientific Revolution in Florence

                        This program is open only to incoming Freshmen for Summer 2011.

                                                   Conducted in English

Queens College Freshman Seminars, open exclusively to first-year students, explore intriguing topics in small study abroad classes. Students will meet Queens College faculty and staff, meet other incoming students, learn about life at college, and begin their social, academic, and even professional journeys. Students will spend two days and one overnight at The Summit dormitory on campus. While on campus, they will learn how to read a text analytically, receive lessons on writing a successful term paper with proper citations, acclimate themselves to campus, set up a travel blog and learn how to use the QC library and its resources. Students will take a bus to the airport and a group flight from New York to Florence, get picked up and dropped off at the airport by QC faculty and transferred to and from apartment housing in Florence. While living and studying in Florence, students will enroll in two courses (1 credit each), a history course examining the Scientific Revolution taught by a Queens College faculty member and an Italian Culture course. Classes will be held in the mornings and afternoons, and will consist of visits to museums and historic sites in Florence.

Highlights:  Uffizi Museum, walking tour to Piazzale Michelangelo, visit Santa Croce, Boboli Garden, Museo degli Argenti and Galleria Palatina in the Palazzo Pitti, Galileo’s Telescope and the Institute and Museum of the History of Science. During the evenings, various activities will be scheduled, such as a welcome dinner, music night at BeBop, movies, wine and cheese tasting, a field trip to Pisa, and a farewell dinner.




Macaulay Honors funding cannot be applied to this program

Location: Florence, Italy

Faculty: Queens College Faculty

Credits Offered: 2 Credits- History course and Italian Culture course (1 credit each)

Housing: Apartment Housing

Dates for program: July 20-August 6, 2011

Pre-departure orientation at Queens College: July 20-21, 2011

Depart to Florence: July 21, 2011

Arrive in Florence: July 22, 2011

Course Dates: July 22-August 6, 2011

Fly home: August 6, 2011

                                    Program Costs

Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $1495

CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $205 (1 credit) 

Travel insurance, housing, excursions, welcome & farewell dinner: $1290

Total cost with airfare: $2995

Airfare: $1500 

Additional costs

Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $15 to $20 per day 
(approximately $420 to $560)

Meal Plan also available 

Application deadline: May 30, 2011

Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.

Education Abroad Office
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College - CUNY
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5055 (FAX)  


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