ISI Florenzine Blog

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Extracurricular activities

Our students have embarked on this incredible journey that will, in many different ways, change their perspective and understanding of cultures, people, life, and probably their very own future. In our intention to guide them as they experience this semester abroad, we plan cultural activities in and around Florence to help students get involved in

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New Jewish Studies program, ‘Shemah’, hosted by ISI Florence

  A school of Jewish studies and culture – named ‘Shemah’, which means to hear or to listen in Hebrew – has opened in Florence with the aim of divulging and deepening Jewish studies in Italy. The school offers semester courses in Jewish history, thought, and culture and covers both ancient and contemporary periods within

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ISI Florence app launched!

The Institute is proud to announce that the official ISI Florence mobile app is now available to all students, faculty, and staff. Practical functions and information such as Institute notices, housing maintenance forms, and personalized local maps are included to allow on-the-go access directly from mobile devices. In addition, essential program handbooks, course documents, and

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Lute Masterclass

  Improve your sound and performance through personalized musical technique advice and phrasing exercises. The 2018 Lute Masterclass with Maestro Lastraioli, now in its third edition, will be held once more at Palazzo Rucellai, headquarters of ISI Florence. This three-day course is open to all participants seeking a full immersion in the world of Renaissance

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An Italian Perspective

We have learned a bit about the Italian lifestyle and narrowed it down to three main rules that Italians seem to follow religiously. Coffee Coffee is an important part of Italian culture. It is usually consumed at the end of every meal. There are specific types that are drunk at particular times of the day.

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Performing Arts at ISI Florence

The Italian Theater: History, Theory and Practice class taught at ISI Florence by Professor Emanuela Agostini, Ph.D., and professional actors Roberto Caccavo and Carolina Pezzini, included a final performance. A group of female students tested their acting skills in an itinerant performance throughout Palazzo Bargagli’s corridors and rooms. The theme was Franca Rame’s dramaturgy, chosen

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Studio Trip to Berlin

We arrived in Berlin on Friday April 6, 2018 and set out straight away to visit the Neues Museum, renovated in 2011 by David Chipperfield Architects. On Saturday morning we rented bikes to get the most out of our day. We cycled to the Jewish Museum (2001) designed by Daniel Libeskind, the Topography of Terror

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Live Drawings Exhibition

On April 14 the ISI Florence Spring 2018 Drawing Class, taught by Prof. Tiziano Lucchesi, traveled to Montecatini Terme (Tuscany) for an exhibition of our final works. The show was a part of the event “Disegni ANIMAti” hosted by the Comune di Montecatini Terme and Frida Onlus, an organization that deals with eating disorders. As

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Global Citizens of Tomorrow

Students who decide to invest their time and energy in community engagement activities during their semester abroad are likely to develop and shape a new identity. The people they meet will nurture their personality and they will learn to understand and accept cultural diversity by questioning their own personal certainties and beliefs. We have spoken

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