MOSAIC - Florence, Italy

About MOSAIC - Florence, Italy

Maryville University, located in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsors a comprehensive faculty-led study abroad program in collaboration with 6 other partner institutions, known collectively as Missouri Study Abroad Inter Collegiate Consortium, or MOSAIC. Faculty members from multiple colleges and universities offer courses in various programs and majors with Maryville University being the source for administering the academic course credit.

The Summer 2015 MOSAIC program in Florence, Italy will include a courses taught by professors Brant Shuller and Shauna Frischkorn of the Art and Design deapartment at Millersville University. 

Information Session:
Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 12pm in Breidenstine 201



Before applying to this program, students are STRONGLY encouraged to research the program thoroughly and discuss their plans with the Office of Global Education, their academic advisor(s) and any family members or other parties involved in the decision making process.

Additionally, we encourage students to attend a Study Abroad 101 meeting with the Office of Global Education in order to receive valuable information about the process and to make a better informed decision about this program. Visit the Office of Global Education and Partnerships Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm or contact us via email GlobalEducation@millersville.edu to register for a Study Abroad 101 meeting.

Dates

There are two sessions of the MOSAIC-Florence, Italy Summer 2015 program:


Dates for each program are:

Session I: May 19th-June 19th

Session II: June 21-July 22nd

 

Program Offerings

Students must enroll in two courses offered by MOSAIC faculty for a total of 6 credits; however, an additional 3 credits may be earned for an extra cost. 

Students should work with their academic advisor to ensure that the courses offered for this program are appropriately utilized for the student's major/minor requirements or to fulfill General Education requirements.

MOSAIC-Italy Courses

Session I:

  • Study of Human Body through Great Italian Renaissance Artists (Natalia Moraru: anatomy – MU)
  • The Epic History of the Italians and Their Food (John Baltrushunas: Art Design – Maryville)
  • Drawing in Florence (Steve Teczar: Visual Arts – Maryville)
  • Ancient Mysteries & Medieval Hill Towns:  Tuscan Art and Architecture (Todd Brenningmeyer: art history and archaeology – Maryville)
  • Architecture and Design in Italy (Darlene Davison: Art Design – Maryville)
  • Florence Museums and Galleries (Metra Mitchell -- Maryville)
  • Exploring the Culture of Florence (James Harf: Political Science & International Affairs – MU)

Session II:

  • The Science of Wine Making and Tasting (Jennifer Yukna – Maryville)
  • Conservation Psychology in Italy (Peter Green – Maryville)
  • Italian Influence on Collage (Brant Schuller –Millersville University)
  • Digital Photography (Shauna Frischkorn – Millersville University)
  • Drawing in Florence (Metra Mitchell -- Maryville)
  • Florence Museums and Galleries (Metra Mitchell -- Maryville)
  • Exploring the Culture of Florence (James Harf: Political Science & International Affairs – MU) 

Details of how to transfer course are reviewed during the Study Abroad 101 session mentioned above. Schedule your meeting today with the Office of Global Education!

Eligibility

To participate in this program, students must:

  1. Complete 24 credits prior to study abroad

  2. Maintain a minimum of a cumulative 2.0 GPA through the semester before departure.

  3. Meet all deadlines and application/paperwork requirements for the Office of Global Education and Maryville University.

Accommodations

While studying in Florence, students will live in shared apartments located in the heart of the city. Apartments have fully supplied kitchens for student use as meals are the responsibility of the student. When participating on the excursions to Rome, students will stay in hotels.

Costs

Students pay Maryville University tuition and program charge directly to Maryville University.

NOTE: There are two separte fees due at the time of application; a participation fee and an application fee (both non-refundable) and paid directly to Millersville.

For a 2015 estimated cost worksheet (prepared by the Office of Global Education at Millersville University) click here.


NOTE:  The cost worksheet includes the cost for a passport.  If you do not have a passport, you must apply for one immediately.  Keep in mind that it takes 4-6 weeks to receive a passport.

Financial Assistance

Study abroad requires a student to plan for both academic costs/fees and personal expenses.  It is important to keep in mind the cost of living and currency exchange rates compared to costs associated with living in Millersville (for example, living in a large city will be more expensive than living in Millersville).

The Office of Global Education prepares cost worksheets for all of the MOSAIC programs (listed above under "costs").  These worksheets take into account all academic costs to study abroad (including additional tuition, living expenses, passport fees, airfare, etc.).  Global Education does not provide estimates for additional travel.

Summer Aid:  Most students are required to be registered for a minimum of 6 credits in order to be eligible for financial aid.  Any aid received during the summer will be deducted from the amount of aid available to you for the following academic year.

Prior to submitting your study abroad application, it is strongly recommended that you take a copy of the completed cost worksheet, to Financial Aid Office to discuss financial planning.  Depending upon your specific financial aid package, the Financial Aid Office will provide estimates of what additional aid you may receive to fund your study abroad experience.  They are also able to inform you about alternative financing options available such as private loans.

Any additional questions regarding Financial Aid for Summer Study Abroad should be directed to Marcy Ashton, Associate Director of the Financial Aid Office.

Details about financial considerations are provided at the Study Abroad 101 session mentioned above. Schedule your meeting today!

Transfer of Credit

Students should work with their major/minor advisors to select courses which will fit into their major(s), minor(s), and General Education requirements, where appropriate.  The Office of Global Education cannot provide any academic advice or determine class equivalencies.

A Request for Study Abroad Resident Credits form, available through the Office of Global Education & Partnerships, during the Pre-Departure paperwork stage once accepted to study abroad, must be completed prior to the student's departure.  This form gives students and their major/minor departments the opportunity to determine multiple possibilities of course choices and their equivalencies.

After the study abroad program is completed and a transcript is sent to Millersville University, the Registrar's Office determines the final transfer of credit.  All courses taken through the MOSAIC - Florence, Italy program will come back to Millersville as transfer credit from Maryville University.  Please consult the Undergraduate Catalog for the transfer policy.

To Apply

The deadline to submit a "Non-MU Study Abroad" application is February 18, 2015.

Before applying to this program, students are STRONGLY encouraged to research the program thoroughly and discuss their plans with the Office of Global Education, their academic advisor(s) and any family members or other parties involved in the decision making process. Additionally, we encourage students to attend a Study Abroad 101 meeting with the Office of Global Education, in order to receive valuable information about the process and to make a better informed decision about this program. Visit the Office of Global Education and Partnerships Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30pm or contact us via email GlobalEducation@millersville.edu to register for a Study Abroad 101 meeting.

To apply, click on the following link to be directed to the "To Apply" webpage. Be sure to read all instructions before completing a NON-MU Study Abroad application. Pay special attention to the green highlighted comments to MOSAIC participants throughout the application checklist.