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Santa Reparata International School of Art: Fine Art, Design, Liberal Arts, Italian Language + Internships in Florence
SRISA Study Abroad in Florence.SRISA is a leading institution in Florence, Italy offering an accredited US university-level program in Fine Art, Design, Liberal Arts, Italian Language, and Internships. All classes, with the exception of Italian, a... read more
I learned a lot about myself and a lot about Europe. I learned more about art than anything and would say that was the highlight of my trip. A student - University of Missouri - Saint Louis View Entire Review
I learned how to think on my feet, and figure out a an alternative way to do things when something goes wrong. A student - Santa Reparata International School of Art View Entire Review
Confidence. Ellen Kenston - Santa Reparata International School of Art View Entire Review
I learned resilience, I learned how to truly love- people and places that touch your heart and last a lifetime. Jordan Colston - Minnesota State University, Mankato View Entire Review
The ability and knowledge that I could live on my own for an extended period of time. A real awareness of differences between cultures. A feeling of intimacy with a culture and art that shaped a whole way of life and perspective of art for centuries to come. How small yet important I felt compared to the art that surrounded ... Stephen P - University of Texas - Arlington View Entire Review
I went abroad when I was 18 years old. I feel as if I grew up there, passed a major life turning point. I learned so much about myself and the world around me, and had experience I will never forget. sami.barnett.12 - GAP Year Students View Entire Review
SO WORTH WHILE! It was my first time outside the US, I was alone, and it was the most beautiful time of my life. I wish I could go back with a better brain screwed on my head, but this is the process of life! olivia h - Santa Reparata International School of Art View Entire Review
This program is definitely worthwhile. Studying abroad changed my life for the better. It has motivated me to constantly aim to see the world, travel, and has broadened my ways of thinking. I am also more cultural because of this experience. Cameron P - Santa Reparata International School of Art View Entire Review
I learned that I can ignore bullies, but also that I can stand up to them and make sure they know they cannot pick on me. I've learned to depend on myself and not on others for help. A student - Santa Reparata International School of Art View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Italian culture, and the education system there- which will be extremely helpful to me in my own classroom. The teachers were extremely knowledgeable, and they really cared and inspired the students. It was absolutely worthwhile! A student - Kent State University View Entire Review
SRISA taught me about loving another culture, using another language, and appreciating the world around me... but that is not all. My view of art changed. I learned to see art in a new way. Emily W - Eastern Connecticut State University View Entire Review
Learning about another culture, experiencing such beautiful things, amazing food, amazing people. The list goes on and on. Amanda C - Santa Reparata International School of Art View Entire Review
I gained an awareness of those around me. I'm a white suburban middle class girl, and so I have never been in a situation that took me really outside of my comfort zone. This experience did that. I did not speak the same language as the majority, and so it taught me patience with those learning English. I also learned the true m... Mollie W - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee View Entire Review
I learned how different life was in Europe and how others view Americans. I also learned how to navigate between different countries alone. A student - Santa Reparata International School of Art View Entire Review
I make breakthroughs with my art because I was allowed to focus intensely on it and pushed to experiment and explore new methods and mediums. Even more importantly, I learned a lot about myself - about my likes and dislikes, and what I want out of life. I also gained some pretty awesome friends. A worthwhile experience that test... A student - Drury University View Entire Review
art history and italian culture, it was worth while, I did not want to leave! Alison Viehman - Santa Reparata International School of Art View Entire Review
Cultural/artistic enrichment and inspiration. Andrea Herrick - Indiana University - South Bend View Entire Review
I learned how to be on my own. how to interact in the world outside of my small hometown. it was worth everything. Nicole J - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee View Entire Review
Gained friends. Learned about myself. YES. Dennis A - University of South Florida View Entire Review
I wouldn't choose this one again because it just wasn't long enough. I learned what I have always suspected: I will be an American Expat. A student - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
Studying abroad is the most important thing that I can recommend to any college student. You will gain world experience and get out of you comfort zone. Studying abroad helped me to see outside of my Mississippi bubble and look at art in a new way. Mickenzie R - Mississippi State University View Entire Review
What did i have to lose? It was most definitely worth it, most incredible experience I have had. To live in another country, and a place so rich in history and culture was surreal. kire E - Warren Wilson College View Entire Review
There are so many things I learned about art, Italian culture, history, architecture, and the list could go on and on. It was defiantly worthwhile. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to go and that I went through this program. A student - Santa Reparata International School of Art View Entire Review
I gained a broader sense of the world and the roll that I continually choose to play in it. I learned that there are so many lives out there that we will never get to see or experience, but as this is so, we all have the capability to see and experience as much as we can (especially as students) and I think it is important as yo... Thomas B - Western State College of Colorado View Entire Review
Yes it was totally worthwhile!!!!!!! I learned how to connect with a new culture, how to speak some of the language and how their culture is so different from ours. I loved every bit of it.... Loved it so much I took my mom back 3 years later. :) Natalie T - Missouri State University View Entire Review
SRISA Study Abroad in Florence.
SRISA is a leading institution in Florence, Italy offering an accredited US university-level program in Fine Art, Design, Liberal Arts, Italian Language, and Internships. All classes, with the exception of Italian, are taught in English.
For students wishing to study abroad in Florence, SRISA offers semester, summer, and year-long study abroad programs. The curriculum is enhanced by field trips throughout Italy, art and culture seminars, student art exhibits, fashion shows, and activities. SRISA courses follow the US academic credit system.
SRISA is a direct enrollment program, students can apply directly to us. We also partner with many universities and are affiliated with universities across the US and Mexico. Our accrediting institution is Maryville, University, St. Louis.
Our small student: instructor ratio and open classroom philosophy facilitate an interesting learning environment where students have the chance to learn, create, and design outside of the classroom, experiencing Italy and its charm up close. From visiting museums, to the Venice Biennale art show, to Fashion exhibits, our students are exposed to real-world events.
• Fine Arts
• Liberal Arts
• Italian Language and Culture
• Early Education / Art Education Program
• Internship Program
• Post-Baccalaureate Program
FINE ART: Photography, Painting, Drawing, Digital Imaging, New Genres, Printmaking, Sculpture, Performance Art, and Book Arts
DESIGN: Fashion Design, Communication Design, Jewelry Design, Textiles Design, Graphic Design and Digital Imaging
LIBERAL ARTS: Art History, History, Communications, Marketing and Business, Literature and Writing, Political Science and Economics, Psychology, and Gender Studies
ITALIAN LANGUAGE: Italian Language, Italian Studies
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
- Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Architecture History, Architectural Criticism
- Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
- Writing, General
- Creative Writing
- Digital Arts
- Crafts, Craft Design
- Design and Applied Arts
- Film, Video, Photographic Arts
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
- Italian Language, Literature
- Apparel and Textiles
- Art History, Criticism and Conservation
- Bilingual and Multicultural Education
- Communication and Media Studies
- Fashion / Apparel Design
- Foundations of Education
- Interior Architecture
- Italian Studies
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Direct Enrollment/Exchange Scholarships
The SRISA Merit scholarship is a full tuition scholarship to recognize students who have excelled academically or artistically.
SRISA’s Partial Tuition Need-Based Scholarship is designed for students who wish to study abroad but lack the financial resources. Includes a work-study aspect and is available during Summer A sessions.
The Need-Based scholarship provides an invaluable opportunity for prospective SRISA students to study abroad in Florence. The scholarship is for students who demonstrate financial need or are low-income students. Includes a work-study aspect and is available during Summer A sessions.
SRISA’s Diversity Scholarship Program is a part of its commitment to Generation Study Abroad ™, a five-year initiative launched by the Institute of International Education in 2014 to double the number of U.S. college students studying abroad by the end of the decade. For the purpose of this scholarship, diversity is defined as under-represented students in study abroad and includes diversity in ethnic and racial groups, first generation college students, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, military status.
The SRISA Partial Tuition Merit Scholarship is a partial scholarship and work-study to recognize students who have excelled academically or artistically.