The 2006 Cal Poly Pomona Landscape Architecture Italy Program will conduct its
fourteenth session during the Fall 2006 academic
quarter. Participants in the 2006 Landscape Architecture Italy program will
again live and study at the Santa Chiara Study Center in Castiglion Fiorentino
about fifty miles southeast of Florence in the Tuscany region. The session is a
great opportunity to visit one of the oldest and culturally accomplished
cultures. The art, architecture, and landscapes of
The academic focus of the session will again be the region surrounding
Castiglion Fiorentino. We will spend part of the semester learning about the
environmental and social systems related to the community. With this
comprehension, we will develop perceptual and environmental strategies for the
design of the landscape surrounding the city.
The twelve-week academic program begins on September 1, 2006 and concludes on November 23, 2006.** The weekly schedule will consists of studio and lectures M-TU-W. from 8 A.M. to 6P.M. with an hour break for lunch. Dinner occurs each evening at 7:30 P.M.- 8:30 P.M.; we normally devote the evenings to the painting class. Thursdays are relegated to field trips; F-S-Su are open for
individual travel and study. Two three day field
trips, one to
other to the
session also includes a trip to the
** Dates may vary slightly; confirmed by spring, 2006.
Courses include fifteen hours of academic study, These include senior design,,
senior seminar, history (the urban landscape), Professional Practice, and
painting. Graduate students enroll in LA 512, and are encouraged to enroll in
the 499 Painting class and the LA 423 Urban History course. All Classes are
taught by Cal Poly landscape architecture faculty.
component in you travel to
valid visa for individuals not holding US passports. Please begin the process
of acquiring a passport or visa
immediately. As we approach the summer season, the passport offices become
backlogged with applications, thereby making acquisition of the document a
problem latter in the summer. Passport forms may be acquired at post offices.
Individuals requiring visas must apply to the Italian Consul in
Each participant is responsible for acquiring transportation to and from
Generally, Airline flights cost $700-800.00 round trip LA-Italy. Less
expensive fares are possible by traveling to
would give you the opportunity to take the train to
and on the way see some spectacular landscapes. Individuals who are
constrained by time factors should fly to
train ride to Castiglion Fiorentino.
Part of the academic program includes Italian language instruction However,
participants are encouraged to acquire as much language facility possible
before leaving for
your use of Italian language regardless your level of facility. Knowing
Italian can increase the value of your stay multifold.
Budget for the 2006 session***
The cost for the program consists of the following components:
Tuition for fifteen units for the twelve week session(In-state students) $1050.00
Room, Board, field trips, language instruction, studios,
room cleaning, laundry, management.
Meals are not included on field trips.) 6200.00
*** Estimates contingent upon Dollar/Euro rates etc.
Participants should be aware that the budget does not include spending money.
Individuals should allow an additional $1000.00 for such purposes. Individuals
cover the cost of transportation and hotels during the Amalfi trip; some meals
As a way of securing a place in the session a deposit of $100.00 is due by
April 1, 2006. The deposit is refundable and is applied to the $6200.00
For further information regarding the program, please contact Phil Pregill at
(909) 869-4431 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your participation.