SAI Programs: Florence - Florence University of the Arts

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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 ... read more

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October 09, 2019 A Priceless Experience!
I learned a lot about different cultural views and how to acclimate and truly embrace a new lifestyle. I also learned a lot about myself through the process. It was worth every minute and penny. I would go back in a heartbeat and do it all again. - Belmont University View Entire Review
I wish I could study abroad again. It is the most amazing experience, I want to cry just thinking about how much I miss Europe! I've had the opportunity of a lifetime and I would encourage anyone to do it. - Washington State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SAI Programs: Florence - Florence University of the Arts
I gained a immense amount of confidence in myself from learning to live and travel on my own. Being able to experience so many different cultures was eye opening to me and I have benefitted from learning how other people live their daily lives. I have developed a new perspective with a lot of things and how I live my life now. S... - Muhlenberg College View Entire Review
I gained independence, and learned about Italian language/culture/life. It was definitely worthwhile and I feel like I gained a global perspective and fun new experiences in my time in Florence, and in my weekends traveling. - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself as a person, which I was not expecting because I thought I was pretty in touch with who I was. But, it was cool to learn new things about myself. I also feel like I gained a lot of cultural capital as well because I've visited, seen, and learned about all these amazing things, like art and culture, t... - Saint Mary's College of California View Entire Review
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
October 08, 2019 Sai Is 100% Worth It!
I learned how to make the most out of my time. I knew it would be a once in a lifetime experience and wanted to make it worth and I did. It was amazing and I wouldn't change it for the world. - Washington State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SAI Programs: Florence - Florence University of the Arts
It was worth every penny and second of my time. I learned so much about myself and others through meeting people from all around the world. The friendships with other Americans who attend other universities are what I value the most from studying abroad. I still stay in touch with many of them and they will always hold a special... - University of Missouri - Columbia View Entire Review
October 01, 2019 Incredible
I learned a new language and became more confident and independent - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SAI Programs: Florence - Florence University of the Arts
I am a lot more culturally aware than I was previously. Going abroad really gave me a global mindset and it was the most rewarding experience I have ever been a part of. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
I learned that I can travel on my own and I discovered my passion for traveling and experiencing different cultures in to their fullest capacity. - 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

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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. 

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.In addition to supporting students throughout their stay in Florence, SAI also coordinates a range of activities and excursions throughout the term, including a walking tour of historic Florence, a “survival Italian” language class, a hike to the Piazzale Michelangelo, and Italian cooking workshop, a weekend excursion to Milan and Lake Como (semester only) , and many others. Students also have access to SAI’s network of partner organizations, allowing them to take part in volunteer activities, as well as language exchange opportunities with local students and families.

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 in English 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. 

SAI students in Florence experience the overlapping cultural currents which flow through this ancient city; from its origins as a minor settlement on the banks of the River Arno, to its modern status as a world capital of art and culture. Visiting students immerse themselves in the dynamic entity which is Florence and examine the influences which impact this remarkable community, from the local to the global.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
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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