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SAI's program at Florence University of the Arts (FUA) presents a fresh and contemporary approach to Liberal Arts education, along with an extensive curriculum in Studio Arts. With small classes taught by an international faculty, every course aim... read more

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A student studying abroad with SAI Programs: Florence - Florence University of the Arts
December 06, 2018 Amazing
I gained life lasting friendships, learned that traveling with less is better, sharing a meal with friends is one of the most enjoyable things, and sometimes the best things in life happen when you least expect it. - University of Florida View Entire Review
I learned that I love to travel and meet people. I was worried that I would be too overwhelmed and not thrive abroad, but I was wrong. I learned so much about myself and am so much more appreciative for what I have. Abroad was truly life changing and really opened my eyes to the bigger picture of life. I would do it over and ove... - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
October 01, 2018 Amazing!
Independence. It was absolutely worthwhile and I would do it all over again if I could. - Saint Mary's College of California View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SAI Programs: Florence - Florence University of the Arts
I learned that other cultures have a more relaxed and simplistic lifestyle than we are raised with in America. I learned to prioritize relationships and enjoy long dinners stemming from authentic conversation and incredible cuisine. I came back with a longing to cook wholesome food and go back to the basics. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and what I want with my life after college. I also learned how to be independent by traveling and booking trips. It was an incredible semester and I would do it all over again if I could. - University of Missouri - Columbia View Entire Review
September 05, 2018 Florence With Sai
So much cultural perspective! - University of Tampa View Entire Review
I gained a whole new outlook on life and what I want. - Lasell College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SAI Programs: Florence - Florence University of the Arts
It was worthwhile. I learned how to live on my own for the first time. I went as a sophomore and my freshman year I lived at home. I loved the culture of living. Hang drying clothes, hand washing dishes, walking everywhere! - Georgia State University View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile, I gained experience with another culture and how other people in the world live! I gained perspective on life and lifestyles and confidence with travel and new places! - Lasell College View Entire Review
This could go on for hours. I learned more about myself than I knew existed. I learned how to travel, how I act when I am uncomfortable, how to act quickly, how to live in the moment, and most importantly to live every second of every day to the fullest because there is so much out there that you haven't even seen yet. - Washington State University View Entire Review
I learned how to adapt and problem solve in each new environment that I encountered while exploring some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. - University of Mississippi View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SAI Programs: Florence - Florence University of the Arts
It was certainly worthwhile. Beyond the atmosphere I can still feel, I gained understanding of a different culture. I learned that the way we do things in America isn't THE way, but ONE way -- places like Florence and Rome have been doing things their way and excelling all the same. I learned about myself -- what I'm good at, wh... - University of Missouri - Columbia View Entire Review
Absolutely. My study abroad experience was everything I could have wanted and more. I learned a lot about myself and about the Italian culture. - University of Mississippi View Entire Review
October 18, 2018 The Best Program
It was very worthwhile, I loved my program and it provided the perfect classes and environment for me to be able to branch out and make friends and explore parts of Europe. - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
Yes it was worthwhile. I learned more about myself while also gaining knowledge about a different culture - Lasell College View Entire Review
I learned so many things! Its hard to put into words the experiences I had and I wouldn't trade that semester for the world. I learned that I am truly capable of living on my own and traveling on my own and I learned so many new things about myself as a person! - University of Mississippi View Entire Review
I gained knowledge about the Italian culture through experiences and classes taken while in Florence - University of Missouri - Columbia View Entire Review
September 24, 2018 Study Abroad With Sai
I gained an invaluable amount from study abroad. I grew so much as a person and feel more confident in myself and acquired so many skills. - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
I gained a whole new sense of myself. I learned what I am capable of, what I truly enjoy and what makes me the happiest. - Saint Mary's College of California View Entire Review
I learned valuable life skills and became a more confident person through my travel abroad experience. - University of Tennessee - Knoxville View Entire Review
October 23, 2017 Amazing!!!!
I was already independent, but I feel like I have grown even more. I learned so much about myself, and I could have only done that through study abroad. - University of Mississippi View Entire Review
October 20, 2017 Beautiful!
I learned a lot about the fashion industry in Italy. - Washington State University View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile! I loved every bit of being abroad and it really taught me that I was fully capable of living in a new place by myself especially so far from home! It really taught me a lot about being an adult and helped me grow in more ways than I would have ever thought. - George Washington University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SAI Programs: Florence - Florence University of the Arts
I learned to be more independent, adventurous and to enjoy every last second of each day. The days went quick while I was abroad and I did not realize it until those four months flew by and it was already time to come home. - Indiana University of Pennsylvania / IUP View Entire Review
December 05, 2016 Time Of My Life
I learned more about different cultures in those 4 months than in my lifetime. I would not trade it for the world and hope to go back in the near future. It was more than worthwhile. - Indiana University of Pennsylvania / IUP View Entire Review

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SAI's program at Florence University of the Arts (FUA) presents a fresh and contemporary approach to Liberal Arts education, along with an extensive curriculum in Studio Arts. With small classes taught by an international faculty, every course aims to enhance the social, intercultural and professional experience of each student. The faculty combines innovative curriculum and collaborative teaching methods to create a unique, hands-on educational experience. Students are also encouraged to immerse themselves in a range of enriching extra-curricular activates, including intramural sports, volunteer projects, cross-cultural exchange events and theatrical performances. At FUA students have the chance to learn with world-class instructors, while engaging with one of the world's treasured cultural centers.

The beauty and wealth of Florence have attracted visitors throughout the ages, from the Roman Era to modern times. Though Florence is an ancient city, the focal point today is the art and architecture of the Renaissance period. No other city in Europe reflects the birth and development of modern society more than Florence, through its exquisite examples of art and architecture. The streets of Florence still ring with the vibrant culture that began over 600 years ago; the city center has changed little, combining the elegance and quality of the Renaissance style with a stunning blend of modern design. The lush hills and mountains of Tuscany surround the city, offering themselves for exploration on afternoons or weekends.

Though Florence has a rich history, today it is an important center for contemporary art, fashion design, graphics and business. We invite you to experience this contrast of past and present with other students from around the world that come to study in Florence.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Maymester
  • January Term
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Apparel and Textiles
  • Architect
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • International Business
  • Journalism
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
2005
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