|The program was the best thing
that happened to me during my four years at ISU.
- Phaiphone Saiyadeth (Business)
The Tones of Florence program
was truly everything I hoped it could be and more. Through the environment,
the people, the art, the architarah Hembletonecture, and the food, I was
completely immersed in the culture of Florence and Italy. It was truly
a treat for the senses.
The Tones of Florence is an amazing
program. I would recommend this program to anyone who is interested in
studying abroad and really wants to learn about a different culture, a
different time period, and about themselves.
The Tones of Florence is a great
program that allowed me to broaden my experiences and interests. It was
a great opportunity for someone like myself, who isn't in a major that
relates to art history or music, to go and experience something so different
and so enriching. I encourage students, whether it relates to their major
or not, to give the Tones of Florence a good thought before they decide
where they want to study abroad!
The Program Overall
Dr. Bleyle makes excellent use of local connections to enrich our activities and make our study abroad trip truly an international learning experience. The readings provided to us were extremely relevant to the locations we visited and greatly complemented our on-site experiences.
It was an unforgettable experience that will be treasured.
This was an amazing experience and, because of it, I would like to pursue other programs ISU has to offer as well as continue to travel and experience other cultures post-graduation.
This was an amazing experience and I would recommend it to all ISU students. It was a great way for me to be able to study abroad without getting off track on my course of study. This course also has made me start to consider spending a semester in Florence to gain greater insight into this incredible area.
This is such a wonderful program with an indispensable director. Dr. Bleyle really knows his stuff when it comes to the Renaissance and Florence, and that makes this experience so special. My time in Florence was indescribable, and I know that is in large part due to Dr. Bleyle’s expertise and passion for educating his students and instilling in them the same love for the city that he holds deep in his heart. The Tones of Florence program is a gem at Iowa State, and it is a much-needed opportunity for students who want to study abroad but cannot afford an entire semester, be it financial or academic issues. The appreciation for a foreign culture and understanding of a rich history that one gains by participating in this program is great, and I look forward to returning to Florence for the semester program in 2007.
This was an absolutely wonderful program and I would go again in a heartbeat. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in going.
Wonderful instructor; exceeded my greatest expectations.
Highlights of the Tones of Florence, 2005 as seen through the eyes of the students
The following students are willing to share their experiences in Florence with any interested students:
Danielle Brown, Tiffany Guzik, Marie Heiniger, Stacey Goodman, Jessica Maves, Eric Nonnecke, Nora Epping, Alan Spohnheimer, Carly Huhn