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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 28, 2015 Semester To Remember!
This was my first time traveling outside the US. I went by myself and it was the best decision I could have made. I gained confidence, exposure to one of my favorite cultures, and new life long friends. During the time abroad you have endless opportunities to achieve some of the greatest adventures you have always dreamed about!... - LaSalle University View Entire Review
December 23, 2015 My Abroad Experience
I became much more independent and learned so much about another culture - Muhlenberg College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SAI Programs: Florence - Florence University of the Arts
December 02, 2015 La Dolce Vita
I learned to adapt to a different environment , and I learned how to live the way a local Italian lives and not just how an American in Italy lives. I wish my experience never ended . I loved every moment of my time, and i grew there . - Muhlenberg College View Entire Review
While abroad, I gained a lot of insight about myself, more than I thought I would. While studying abroad, you become much more independent and have opportunities to be on your own and to learn more about yourself than you would staying at home. - Gustavus Adolphus College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SAI Programs: Florence - Florence University of the Arts
While abroad, I not only learned about the culture and people in Florence but I also found out so much about myself. I learned how to be confident and adventurous, when to take risks and when to let things go, to take advantage of every opportunity I can and to live life. I learned how to speak Italian (albeit not super well but... - Muhlenberg College View Entire Review
November 18, 2014 A Summer Of Adventure!
It was definitely worthwhile! I was put out of my comfort zone, and ended up having an amazing experience in a place rich with culture, with the most amazing people! - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo View Entire Review
I learned that there is a whole world out there and I cannot wait to see the rest of it. I have made some of the best friends and miss the experience every single day. - Harrington College of Design View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SAI Programs: Florence - Florence University of the Arts
I gained international knowledge on every level of life (education, culture, attitude). I also discovered myself in a light that wouldn't have been shed on me had I not taken the opportunity. I made international friends, and friends from my school that I would never have hung out with if we weren't forced together by some mirac... - University of Missouri - Columbia View Entire Review
I learned so much about the locals and culture. But I really learned a lot about myself, as far as my strengths and weaknesses go. Being outside of your comfort zone forces you to confront those issues head on. - Austin College View Entire Review
May 21, 2013 Memorable
There were ups and downs during my trip but all-in-all, it was an amazing experience. I would definitly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about the Renaissance since Florence is where it all started. Also, Florence is pretty central so you can get to most places in Italy for a reasonable price, but traveling to other cou... - Austin College View Entire Review
I learned so much about other cultures and ways of lives throughout Europe, everything I did was most definitely worthwhile - Lehigh University View Entire Review
I loved becoming more and more like a local and speaking the language was amazing. The people there are so sweet and interesting. I learned that the world is a big place full of different people and cultures who will change you forever. Every person I spoke to impacted me, the culture changed me and I don't think about things bl... - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
July 31, 2012 Amazing
I learned to become a bit more independent, and to see how other cultures live. Definitely worth it - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
SO MUCH. I learned so much about myself as a person it's crazy. Incredibly worthwhile. If you have a chance, you must go abroad and choose SAI Programs. - Washington State University View Entire Review
Studying abroad changed my life. I was able to see the world, gain independence, and experience living in another country. - Saint Marys College of California View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SAI Programs: Florence - Florence University of the Arts
November 03, 2015 Trip Of A Lifetime!
I could write on and on about the experiences I gained and learned from studying abroad with SAI. It was worth every bit of hard work I put into it, and I highly recommend every student study abroad for at least one semester because you will learn more about yourself, what you want to do with your life, how to live in a complete... - Kansas State University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about traveling on my own and with others. I really tried to immerse myself in the different cultures and always try new things. Studying abroad was one of the best things I have ever done and it was extremely worthwhile. - Saint Marys College of California View Entire Review
I gained insight into how the world actually is versus what we read about on the internet or see on TV. It's even more wonderful than we could imagine and this experience will stick with me for the rest of my life. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
June 05, 2014 Go Go Go!
Now I want to travel all over the world. Learned how to "go with the flow" not take everything too seriously. - Baylor University View Entire Review
Studying abroad was the best decision I have ever made in my life. Not exaggerating - Florence University of the Arts View Entire Review
I reaffirmed my goal to be an artist. I learned how to achieve that goal. - Austin College View Entire Review
December 30, 2013 Sun, Gelato, And Italy
among other things, I gained the ability to find my limits and surpass them. It was definitely worthwhile, and i can say that my only regret is that i didn't stay longer, and maybe even forever. - Austin College View Entire Review
January 23, 2013 Fun In Florence
I learned how to explore the world and take chances in new surroundings. - Providence College View Entire Review
September 05, 2012 A Tuscan Dream.
That I can live any where and be fine. But I already knew that. I had fun any way! - Austin College View Entire Review
I have learned how to adapt to my surroundings well and make many friends in unknowing situations. - University of Texas - Arlington 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):
  • Academic Year
  • Fall
  • January Term
  • Maymester
  • Short Term
  • Spring
  • Summer
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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