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Italy Cross-Cultural Course
Florence, Italy
Program Terms: May Term
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Restrictions: MC applicants only
Program Description:
Florence, ItalyThis course explores the representation of the Italian cinematic city, a key element to fully understanding national cinema from the end of World War II to the present.  Students are able to examine these concepts through both film screenings and actual site visits of locations depicted in the films. Specific topics include: the ruinous bombed out cities and the post war urban crisis, the monumental city and its expanding peripheries, and massive modernization brought by the economic miracle followed by tourism and globalization.
Estimated Course Fee: $4,960

Faculty Biography:


Fabrizio Cilento is a native of Florence, Italy and has taught at Messiah for three years. In addition to his Ph.D. and Masters (M.A.) degree from the University of Washington, Fabrizio completed his undergraduate studies in Drama at University of Florence.  He also spent two years teaching at Villa Aurora in Florence, before coming to the United States.  His teaching is focused on film and digital media theories as well as writing composition through our FYS program. 

Vanessa Cilento lived in Florence for three years while learning Italian and completing her Master's research.  She has been fortunate to return to Italy every year with her husband Fabrizio, and offers a thorough knowledge of Italian language and culture.  Originally from Denver, CO, Vanessa has maintained a passion for travel and learning about other cultures since she spent a year volunteering (and SCUBA diving) on the island of Palau during her college years.  She works as a Biostatistician in cancer research, focusing mainly on the analysis of clinical trials.


Additional Information:

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
May Term 2015 09/15/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.