Italian Lanuage & Cultural Tour (2017/18 Summer)



Florence is famous for its cultural and social innovations. By exposing students to historical achievements and some current attempts at social innovations, the programme aims at allowing students to reflect on how innovation, culture, and society can interplay to produce improvements in the life of the citizens.


Date: 5 Aug to 17 Aug 2018 (Arrive in Florence by 5 Aug and programme ends on 17 Aug)

Destination: Florence, Italy

Leading Teacher: Dr. Klaus COLANERO

Center: International Student Center G. La Pira (NGO)

Deposit*: HKD 1,500

Quota: 10


Program Content:


  • Italian language course (for acquiring basic communication skills and cultural information)


  • Activities to interview or dialogue with experienced people in the fields of social care, intercultural or interreligious dialogue:


Eg. Discussion with leaders of the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian/Catholic communities about their collaboration for peace and local social issues;


  • Visit to company which offers training courses for immigrants


  • Visit to an innovative project in the field of “civil economics”/social enterprises


  • Visit to Galleria degli Ufizi, Museo Galileo and Museo di Storia Naturale



Registration Deadline: 12:00noon, 9 March 2018


Interview: 2:30pm to 6:30pm on 15 Mar (Please indicate unavailable timeslots on the application form if any)

Pre-trip meetings: 19 April (6:30pm-8:30pm theatre) ; 3 July (6:30pm-8:30pm w112)

Evaluation meeting: 5 September (6:30pm-8:30pm w112)


*refundable with full attendance of pre-trip meetings and the evaluation meeting, course and project completion and fulfill requirement on student sharing

If student chooses to withdraw from the tour AFTER submitting programme fee and/or deposit for accepting the offer, the submitted fee will not be refunded.



Miss Kathy Fong (3943 3942 /

Miss Katie Yu (3943 3935 /


Fee coverage:



College Subsidy




# 40hour Italian language course



Accommodation (inside the Student Center)



Selected cultural activities




(Round-trip ticket)



Meals, other daily expenses & miscellaneous