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Summer Pre-College Admission

Global Marketing & Communication in Italy

Due to Italian government regulations regarding students under the age of 18, we are unable to offer the Italy Summer Pre-College program in 2018. We are exploring our options for 2019 and beyond. This regulation does not impact students over the age of 18 in Marist's four-year degree programs or the Freshman Florence Experience. Please contact the Marist Admission Office with questions at

An introduction to Communication and Marketing, this survey course examines Communication, Marketing, and relevant theories in a variety of contexts. Taking their basic knowledge of Communication and Marketing, students will apply their understanding of the process, function, and effects of said fields in a global context. Utilizing the culturally rich environment of Florence, students will explore some basic similarities and/or differences in the communication of different cultures.

The Marist Summer Communication Pre-College Program - offered in partnership with Istituto Lorenzo de'Medici - is designed for talented high school students who are interested in increasing their knowledge and understanding of Communication and Marketing. This course will be taught within a cultural context that will help students to become familiar with a basic understanding of communication marketing from a cultural comparative lens.

Program Goals

By the end of this course students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history of and theories from which the communication and marketing disciplines are based.
  • Understand a baseline of information about communication and marketing that is further explored in college-level courses, including the areas of verbal and nonverbal communication, interpersonal, group, cultural, mass, marketing and organizational communication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the application of the study of human communication to everyday situations, both personal and professional.