- Florence, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Program Description:
SAI invites students to surround themselves with the refined beauty of Renaissance Italy by studying abroad at the Florence University of the Arts (FUA). FUA offers a wide range of courses in English which have been carefully planned and designed keeping with current interests and contemporary subjects including: Literature, Sciences, Business, Economics, History, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and more. A highly experienced Italian faculty collaborates with SAI's on-site staff to offer students one of the most cost-effective study abroad programs in Florence. With the exception of the Italian Language course, all classes are taught in English.
SAI Programs students at Florence University of the Arts (FUA) benefit from the institution’s contemporary approach to liberal arts education and from its ideal location in the heart of the city. With small classes taught by a highly qualified international faculty, every course aims to enhance the social, intercultural and professional experience of each student. FUA combines innovative curriculum and collaborative teaching methods to create a unique, hands-on educational experience. Students have the opportunity to learn with working professionals in the arts, as many of our instructors are critically acclaimed in their fields.
SAI oversees and coordinates all aspects of student enrollment, including application processing, course selection and credit, visa advising, housing, student health insurance, and transcripts. In addition, SAI provides comprehensive student services, from the moment of application, through the on-site experience, until students return home.
- Setting Description:
- As the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence has numerous claims to fame. The city served as a workshop for Leonardo da Vinci, a laboratory for Galileo Galilei and as the seat of power for the Medici Dynasty. Indeed, through the ages the beauty and wealth of Florence have attracted visitors from all over the globe. In recent times, Florence has become one of the most popular destinations for international students, due in part to its reputation as a safe, centrally-located and exquisitely beautiful city. SAI students in Florence benefit from living in the heart of the Renaissance, while experiencing the energy of modern Italy. Florence University of the Arts (FUA) is located in the historic center of Florence where history and contemporary Italian life merge. With a population close to 500,000, Florence offers the amenities and culture of a large city, while delighting visitors with the charms of the intimate historic city center. The historic center of the city is bursti
Additional Program Information
Based on 3 Reviews
- An Experience I'll Never Forget11/22/19
SAI Programs was the best! They are a huge part of the reason why I had such an incredible time abroad. They were such a great help and an amazing resource while I was there. They made the transition into a foreign country and dealing with culture shock
a breeze. My classes were awesome too because I got to take classes that I would have never had the chance to take at my home university. For instance in my religion class, which was more about the history of catholicism, we got to go around Italy and see the actual places that we were talking about. I could never have done that anywhere else. The courses weren't overwhelmingly difficult at all. The professors were really understanding in knowing that student's want to travel so they don't assign a lot of homework. Traveling was one of my favorite parts of being abroad because I got to actually go see places and do things that I only saw in movies or on postcards. It allowed me to experience the art, history, and culture of other countries that I had only ever dreamed about visiting. I loved my experience and wish I could go back and do it againread moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- FUA Fall 201704/10/19
Wow I almost have no words to describe the experience. I absolutely loved having classes at FUA. The teachers are all so incredible and love making a real connection with their students. There is also such a wide variety of subjects available to study
with so many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom as well as many classes also have field trips. The teachers help in so many ways to make sure their students are adjusting well and still learning while having an amazing adventure. FUA provided me the opportunities to learn things I would not have at my home university like how and who built the Duomo, the history of Italian foods and arts and so much more. FUA was such a wonderful experience and I would do it all over again.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- FUA Semester of a Lifetime!04/09/19
I attended Florence University of the Arts through the SAI program spring semester of 2018. It was an amazing experience and opened the door to unbelievable opportunities and adventures. SAI made everything so easy and affordable. They were with me every
step of the way to answer any questions and give recommendations. The SAI community wants each and every student to get the most out of their experience abroad and my semester would have been completely different without them. I am so thankful to this program and highly recommend it!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend