- Florence, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
SACI’s mission is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a challenging, life-enhancing experience in the center of Florence in traditional and contemporary studio arts, design, conservation, and art history. Students directly access centuries of Italian culture through a wide range of courses of academic excellence. SACI engages in leading areas of research and exploration, interacts with the community through artistic and social programs, and prepares students to excel in their chosen field. Founded in 1975, SACI offers Academic Year Abroad, Academic Semester Abroad, Summer Studies, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs in Conservation. To request more information, please visit our website.
During these terms, students additionally have the possibility to work as apprentices with artisans, and advanced students may be eligible to take a directed independent study or traineeship in a design firm, museum, or gallery. As part of their classes, SACI students often create artwork for local hospitals and human rights organizations, and restore major art treasures that are a part of Italy’s cultural heritage. Outside of class, student volunteers can teach English at elementary schools, serve as English-language museum guides, and assist at human rights agencies. Since 1975, over 10,000 students have benefited from the high educational standards offered at SACI. Among alumni are oscar-nominated film directors, artists who have exhibited in the London National Portrait Gallery and many other prestigious galleries worldwide, art conservators of the highest level, jewelry designers working on Hollywood productions, just to mention a few.
The extensive range of studio arts, design, conservation, art history, and Italian culture and language courses provides our students with the means to meet their individual educational needs while connecting them with the rich cultural heritage of Italy.
- Setting Description:
- SACI's main facilities are two beautiful historical palazzi in the center of Florence: the Palazzo dei Cartelloni acquired in 1999, and the Palazzo Jules Maidoff for the Visual Arts, acquired in 2010.
- Please see website for details.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- Study abroad is an investment in your future from which you will reap lifelong rewards. SACI makes every effort to make study abroad in Florence, Italy, an achievable goal for every student by offering a generous scholarship awards!