Studio Arts College International (SACI): Florence - SACI in Florence, Summer

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SACI offers programs in two of Italy's most exciting cities: Florence and Venice:1. STUDY ART WHILE ENJOYING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MONTHS ITALY HAS TO OFFER IN FLORENCEFlorence, which combines some of the world's greatest artistic treasures with a su... read more

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April 30, 2015 Beautiful Firenze
I gained a lot more knowledge in certain art fields and I also learned more about myself. My perspective of the world and life has also been broadened from my experience abroad. - Marywood University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about how I want to live my life. The Italians live to be happy, while I feel that Americans frequently get caught up in being productive and efficient. - Trinity University View Entire Review
It led me to study abroad two more times. Once in London, England and once in Paris, France (week long programs, that I also wish were longer!) I cannot get enough of travel and I love to experience the diversity of the people, food, cultures, art etc. in the world! It just opens your eyes to how beautiful this place is! - Marywood University View Entire Review
To be more outgoing and to cook. Definitely worth while. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I think I would of always regret it if I didn't study aboard, but overall it was not a good experience with SACI. - Bowling Green State University View Entire Review
I gained a more exploratory mind. I am more culturally aware and open to learning about other areas and topics in the world. I am now planning on going to graduate school abroad as well. I just got accepted into a large university in Holland, to pursue a masters degree in art history. - Bowling Green State University View Entire Review


SACI offers programs in two of Italy's most exciting cities: Florence and Venice:


Florence, which combines some of the world's greatest artistic treasures with a surrounding countryside of remarkable beauty, is the ideal place for your summer studies. Florentine weather is at its very best in these months, providing an ideal environment for what many students have defined as a "life-changing experience." SACI's prestigious facilities are located in the heart of Florence, just steps away from Michelangelo's Medici Chapel, Fra' Angelico's masterpieces in San Marco, the colorful central market, and Florence's Duomo.

Note: SACI’s Late Spring term runs for 5½ weeks from mid May through June and SACI’s Summer term runs for 4½ weeks from the end of June through July.

2. A special 4-week SACI program in Venice

Each Summer term SACI offers a special 4-week program in Venice,
a city renowned for both its traditional art treasures and its
celebration of innovative contemporary art. During even years, SACI will offer an exciting summer program in Venice: students visit Venice's
great museums and contemporary art exhibitions while learning the
fundamentals of Digital Photography and participating in a Contemporary Art course. During odd years, the Venice Biennale Program will feature an exceptional opportunity for students to take
part in one of the world’s most famous and prestigious contemporary art
events — the Venice Biennale. SACI students will seek to explore this by participating in two courses: Contemporary Art History: Biennale and Beyond and Digital Photography.

Scholarships available for Summer programs at SACI!

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 in 1975, 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, MFA Low-Residency and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs in Conservation and
Studio Art.

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Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
  • Maymester
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Crafts, Craft Design
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
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