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SINCE 1975 THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE LIFE-CHANGING EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OFFERED AT SACI.  The extensive range of studio arts, design, conservation, art history, and Italian culture and language courses provides our students w... read more

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A student studying abroad with Studio Arts Centers International (SACI): Florence - SACI in Florence
How to be on my own. How to cherish life for its little things. Take risks. It was for sure worth it. - Maryland Institute College of Art View Entire Review
I fell in love with a city and culture that is much more than its Renaissance heritage. I also made wonderful friends with both locals and American students that I want to keep contact with and visit. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing!
I have learned a whole new level of independence - Marywood University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Studio Arts Centers International (SACI): Florence - SACI in Florence
This was definitely a worth while experience. The most valuable information gained was learning about myself and establishing an identity outside of my regular environment. It was an incredibly liberating experience. I made professional connections and friendships that will last longer than a facebook lifetime. - Lindenwood University View Entire Review
It was extremely life-changing. It gave me such a perspective about my home and my home school. Nothing I had done before feels like it lives up to my experience abroad. When I got home, I felt restless and sick and better than everyone else at my school. It doesn't help that I am a transfer and I never really found my place at ... - Massachusetts College of Art View Entire Review
verry worthwhile - Marywood University View Entire Review
It was an experiance like no other. I would not have had the same opertunities i was givwen in Italy in America. IOfeel like the experivance changes you an forces you to grow whether this is realized or not. i know for myslef i could live on my own and be ok, but this program really helped me to relize that i can take care of my... - Marywood University View Entire Review
I had more magical moments and lived more of my live in the four months than most of my life. Not just the time in Florence mind you, but the opportunity to travel to many countries and meet incredibly diverse people, real, beautiful people. The most exciting time of my life. Period. With more to come. - Texas Tech View Entire Review
I had a great time. Outside of school everything was AMAZING. I wish I hadn't enrolled with SACI but living in Italy and a foreign country in general is ABSOLUTELY worth it. I felt like I was at art day camp and that it was just a ploy to boost the nation's liquor sales. I wouldn't trade the experience for the world, but I ... - Hamline University View Entire Review
Past Review Andiamo.
I am so glad I went and it was an experience I will never forget!! I would like to return without the safety net of the group from my homeschool. I had to challenge myself in many ways to have the experience I had hoped for, and I feel like many students don't push themselves in that way...which might be why they are disappointe... View Entire Review
I think my review so far has already summed this up, they really make these things thorough. Yes my experience abroad was definitely worthwhile, and I would do it again. In fact, I plan to go back someday, as soon as possible. It was great to experience another culture, especially the italian one. It really is beautiful and y... - Maryland Institute College of Art View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile. I not only got to go to Europe for the first time, but the country that my family is from originally. I have always been independent but this helped me even more so to manage my time and money. It also helped me in the realm of meeting new people from all over. It helped me to discover more about myself in ... - Maryland Institute College of Art View Entire Review
Past Review Saci
Learning about another culture was great, and living in a country that runs in a different manner than ours gave me a new perspective on life. - Maryland Institute College of Art View Entire Review
My experience abroad was definitely worthwhile. The list of what I gained is infinite, but to list a few things, I gained a new perspective on the world and life, I learned how to be more independent, more outgoing, and I learned so much from my academic courses and studio courses. - Marywood University View Entire Review
I think in some ways I became more independent (after living in dorms and having meal plans for the last 2 years). I also didn't know the language fluently, and learning to communicate with this limitation was a challenge that I eventually go better at. I met people from so many places and from so many backgrounds - hearing the... - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was worthwile. I learned a lot about myself and gained maturity. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review A Whole New Life
Confidence, and independence. Yes it was beyond worthwhile. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
It was the most incredible experience of my life. I am determined to live in Europe, hopefully Italy in the future. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Italy itself is a wonderful place. I loved being there. However, I think I may have enjoyed it better in another program. I didn't really get to meet any Italians or practice speaking at all because the school didn't really provide opportunities. - Marywood University View Entire Review
It was completely worth while. I absolutely loved it and learned so much. I've grown more and came to more of an understanding about what I want to do with my future. - Marywood University View Entire Review
I think I learned alot about myself and what really matters to me. I didnt get the cultural experience I was looking for since there were so many Americans there already. I wish I would have been more daring in my search for a program. I met amazing people and saw amazing things, but I think if money wouldnt have been such an is... - Hamline University View Entire Review
Yes. I gained an incredible understanding of the uniqueness of culture. - Maryland Institute College of Art View Entire Review
Past Review Andiamo.
I am so glad I went and it was an experience I will never forget!! I would like to return without the safety net of the group from my homeschool. I had to challenge myself in many ways to have the experience I had hoped for, and I feel like many students don't push themselves in that way...which might be why they are disappointe... - Maryland Institute College of Art View Entire Review
I absorbed everything around me and soaked in the experiences I had abroad, for me to access when I create art. - Maryland Institute College of Art View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile. I not only got to go to Europe for the first time, but the country that my family is from originally. I have always been independent but this helped me even more so to manage my time and money. It also helped me in the realm of meeting new people from all over. It helped me to discover more about myself in ... - Maryland Institute College of Art View Entire Review

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SINCE 1975 THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE LIFE-CHANGING EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OFFERED AT SACI.  

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.

The student body is comprised of students enrolled at US universities and at institutions in other countries. In both Fall and Spring, a student can enroll in five classes for a total of 15 credits. During these terms 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.

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 in1975, SACI offers Academic Year Abroad, Academic Semester Abroad, Summer Studies, MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design, MA in Art History and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs in Conservation and Studio Art.

For more information visit www.saci-florence.edu

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Italian Studies
  • Crafts, Craft Design
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Year Founded:
1975
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