lunedì 31 maggio 2010

Istituto Europeo: Istituto Europeo History Courses

HY 328. 19th- Century Europe
HY 329. 20th- Century Europe
HY 350 History of Florence
HY 350 History of Modern Italy: From Unification to Present
HY 350 History of the Italian Renaissance
HY 350 History of the Italian Renaissance (in Italian)

venerdì 28 maggio 2010

Istituto Europeo: Arts and Humanities Courses Offered at Istituto Europeo

Art History
ARH Art History A - Classical Greece to Renaissance
ARH Art History B - High Renaissance to 19th century
ARH Italian Medieval Art History
ARH Early Italian Renaissance - 15th century
ARH Early Italian Renaissance - 15th century (in Italian)
ARH High Renaissance and Mannerism
ARH High Renaissance and Mannerism (in Italian)

History of Architecture
ARH Survey of Florentine Architecture
ARH History of Renaissance Architecture

LIT 215 Survey of Italian Literature
LIT 225 The Age of Dante
LIT 325 Contemporary Italian Literature
LIT 330 Contemporary Italian Literature (in Italian)
LIT 335 Italian Women Writers

Performing Arts
EH 310 History of Italian Cinema
WL 325 Contemporary Italian Cinema (in Italian)

Istituto Europeo: Staff Profile: Rinaldo Romagnoli

Rinaldo Romagnoli
Founder and President
A native of Siena, Italy, Rinaldo Romagnoli founded Istituto Europeo in 1988 with the principle objective of promoting Italian language and culture to international students. As a professor in art and graphics, a publicist, a scholar, and a writer, Rinaldo has immersed himself into the world of museums, publications, cultural centers, and language institutes in Florence, in direct collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has organized various artistic (sculpture, paintings, photography, fashion) and cultural gatherings in the city of Florence.

Information: Florence to Host First Annual Gelato Festival

The first annual gelato festival will be held in Florence from Friday May 28 to Monday May 31, 2010.

The festival hours are 10:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m. May 28th - May 30th and 10:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. May 31st.

The piazzas participating in the event are Piazza SS Annunziata, Piazza San Giovanni, Piazza della Repubblica(Caffe`Giubbe Rosse), Piazza Strozzi, Palazzo Vecchio.

Other gelaterie participating in the event include:

Gelateria Serafino – Piazzetta Salvemini
Gelateria Carabè – Piazzetta delle Belle Arti
Gelateria Carapina – Piazza de’ Salterelli
Gelateria Grom – Via del Campanile
Gelateria La Carraia – Lungarno Soderini/Piazza Nazario Sauro
Gelateria Perchè No – Via dei Tavolini

Entrance to festival is free. Taste cards can be purchased online or at the "information points" in Piazza SS Annunziata and Piazza S Giovanni di Firenze during the festival or at the bookshop at the tourist office in Piazza della Stazione 4 from May 25 - 31 between 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. Cards can also be purchased at gelaterias participating in the festival. One taste card costs €1 and five taste cards costs €5.

*Gelato is said to have been first created by Florentine architect and artist Bernardo Buontalenti, for the court of Francesco de' Medici in 1565. In a recent region-wide competition, Tuscan gelato artisans created a gelato flavor called Buontalenti, homage to the Renaissance artist.

giovedì 27 maggio 2010

Istituto Europeo: Italian Language Courses at Istituto Europeo

Istituto Europeo offers eight different levels of Italian courses ranging from beginner to advanced. Students who have already had some Italian language instruction will be administered a placement test upon arrival in Florence in order to determine the level of Italian in which they will be placed.

IE's teaching method of Italian language, based on the most innovative concepts of language instruction, gives students the opportunity to live the language on all levels and learn its spoken and written usage. Attention is placed both on the correct use of grammar and syntax as well as on the use of everyday language.

Italian language courses offered at Istituto Europeo:

Option I Intensive Italian
Option II Italian Language
Option I Intensive Italian
Option II Italian Language
WL 101 Beginning Italian Language
WL 102 Beginning Italian Language
WL 201 Intermediate Italian Language
WL 202 Intermediate Italian Language

Istituto Europeo: Istituto Europeo's Internship Program

In today's competitive global work environment, it is increasingly important to demonstrate international work experience. Interning abroad not only gives individuals international work experience but also provides a highly marketable resume experience.

Istituto Europeo's internship program is dedicated to providing an enriching and enlightening experience as interns achieve international work experience in Florence.

Internships are offered year round and begin on specific dates every month. Applications are due 60 days prior to the start date of the internship.

All placements are tailored to meet the individual's needs, meaning that the internship is based on the length of stay, career field, and the applicant's academic and experiential background. Students have worked as interns at art galleries, soccer camps, hotels, sports facilities, wine production facilities, and fashion institutes.

Istituto Europeo offers internship opportunities in following fields:

Air and Ocean Transportation
Artistic gymnastics
Business Intelligence
Claims handling
Communications (Radio, TV, and Film)
Concert and Event Coordination
Cultural Management
Customer satisfaction
Disc Jockey
Fashion Merchandising
Finance and administration
Insurance and Liability
Global contract editing
Graphic Design
Handicraft Apprenticeship (Leather, Ceramics, Pottery, Ironwork)
Health Care
Hospitality (Hotel and Restaurant Management)
Information Technology
International Business
International Education Advising
International Logistics
Legal Compliance
Marketing research
Natural stones inlaid work (Florentine Mosaics)
Project Management
Public Relations
Qualtiy control
Soccer Training
Social Services
Sports Management
Sports Physiotherapy
Study Abroad Office
Warehouse Management
Web Design
Wine Industry

Istituto Europeo: Istituto Europeo's Music Program

The Music Department at Istituto Europeo, developed for both amateur and professional instrumentalists and singers, offers an intense and stimulating musical environment. The institute organizes monthly concerts, held inside the institute and in prestigious Florentine concert halls.

Music courses offered by Istituto Europeo:

MU 231 History of Italian Music I
MU 335G History and Language of Opera
MU 476 Special Topics in Music: Libretti of Opera
MU 476 Special Topics in Music: Operatic Voice Registers
MU 111 Elementary Piano
MU 112 Advanced Piano
MU 116 Singer’s Diction I
MU 117 Singer’s Diction II
MU 199 Special Topics in Music: Music of Naples
MU 199 Special Topics in Music: Vocal Music Together
MU 214 Vocal Technique for Lyrical Singers
MU 235 Accompaniment by Piano
MU 476 Vocal Music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque
MU 476 Interpretation of Chamber Lyrics
Independent Study for Music Specialization

Istituto Europeo: Fine Arts Courses Offered at Istituto Europeo

Istituto Europeo offers Fine Arts courses for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Below is a list of Fine Arts courses offered at Istitute Europeo:

ART 210 Beginning Oil Painting
ART 310 Intermediate Oil Painting
ART 410 Advanced Oil Painting
ART 476 Watercolor

ART 308 Sketchbook of Florence
ART 209 Drawing Beginning Life Drawing
ART 309 Intermediate Life Drawing
ART 409 Advanced Life Drawing

ART 231 Introductory Ceramics
ART 230 Introductory Sculpture
ART 311 Sculpture: Figuring the Human Figure

ART 205 Introduction to Photography
ART 206 Intermediate Photography
ART 476. Special Topics in Art Studio: Advanced Photography
ART 476 Shooting Like the Tuscan Masters

Istituto Europeo: Who's Checking Out Our Website?

According to,

The Istituto Europeo's website,, has had a total of 13,352 visits since June 12, 2006 and 1,835 visits since June 18, 2009.

Below is a list of country total visits from June 18, 2009 to May 21, 2010. The location of each visit is based on the IP address of the computer used, one IP address per visitor per 24-hour period.

United States (US) 751
Italy (IT) 255
Turkey (TR) 115
United Kingdom (GB) 74
Canada (CA) 60
Australia (AU) 57
Poland (PL) 36
India (IN) 34
Germany (DE) 29
Ireland (IE) 25
France (FR) 23
Pakistan (PK) 22
Brazil (BR) 21
Russian Federation (RU) 16
Belgium (BE) 15
Austria (AT) 14
Hungary (HU) 13
Spain (ES) 13
Mexico (MX) 11
Greece (GR) 11
Sweden (SE) 11
Denmark (DK) 10
Netherlands (NL) 10
Japan (JP) 9
Switzerland (CH) 8
Ukraine (UA) 8
Czech Republic (CZ) 8
Slovakia (SK) 7
China (CN) 7
South Africa (ZA) 7
Bangladesh (BD) 6
Philippines (PH) 6
Colombia (CO) 6
New Zealand (NZ) 6
Finland (FI) 5
Egypt (EG) 5
Georgia (GE) 5
Cyprus (CY) 5
Singapore (SG) 4
Romania (RO) 4
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (LY) 4
Slovenia (SI) 4
Kazakstan (KZ) 4
Taiwan (TW) 4
Korea, Republic of (KR) 4
Nigeria (NG) 3
Indonesia (ID) 3
Bulgaria (BG) 3
Serbia (RS) 3
Macedonia (MK) 3
Venezuela (VE) 3
Lithuania (LT) 3
Israel (IL) 3
Algeria (DZ) 3
Saudi Arabia (SA) 3
Norway (NO) 3
Hong Kong (HK) 3
Puerto Rico (PR) 3
Sri Lanka (LK) 3
Argentina (AR) 2
Malaysia (MY) 2
Croatia (HR) 2
Costa Rica (CR) 2
Thailand (TH) 2
United Arab Emirates (AE) 2
Ghana (GH) 2
Armenia (AM) 2
Portugal (PT) 2
Kuwait (KW) 2
Ecuador (EC) 2
Peru (PE) 2
Luxembourg (LU) 1
Latvia (LV) 1
Estonia (EE) 1
Belarus (BY) 1
Iceland (IS) 1
Iran, Islamic Republic of (IR) 1
Panama (PA) 1
Nicaragua (NI) 1
Guatemala (GT) 1
Cote D'Ivoire (CI) 1
Uganda (UG) 1
Chile (CL) 1
Kenya (KE) 1
Dominican Republic (DO) 1
Macau (MO) 1
Malta (MT) 1
Montenegro (ME) 1
Lebanon (LB) 1
Morocco (MA) 1
Nepal (NP) 1
Jordan (JO) 1
Europe (EU) 1

Istituto Europeo: Background Information About Istituto Europeo

Istituto Europeo was founded in 1988 and is located in the heart of Florence on Via del Parione. Since its inception, Istituto Europeo has specialised in teaching Italian language, art, music, and culture to students from all over the world. The institute offers semester/academic year and summer courses in Italian Language, History, Art, Architecture, Literature, Film, and Music, as well as a variety of internship opportunities with Florentine businesses and organizations.

We are accredited through Jacksonville University and our courses are widely accepted by many U.S. colleges and universities.