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Study Abroad: Summer 2024

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Study art and design at the Academy of Art University Campus in Florence, Italy.

In partnership with SRISA, Academy of Art University is offering the adventure of a lifetime. You’ll be studying and creating art under the guidance of Academy instructors in the birthplace of the Renaissance while exploring the magic of Tuscany.

Students from all Academy schools—as well as non-degree seekers—are welcome. There are no prerequisites for the Study Abroad program. To participate, you must enroll in one of three programs of study offered: Fashion, Fine Art/Illustration, or Photography/Liberal Arts.

Elective credits for your major can be earned by studying in any of the three programs. Liberal arts credits may be earned by studying in the fashion or photography programs. Contact your advisor to discuss your eligibility.

When: June 25, 2024 – August 11, 2024

Where: Florence, Italy

Program Fee: Fashion Students: $5,500 per student*
Photography/Liberal Arts Students: $5,500 per student*
Fine Arts/Illustration Students: $5,000 per student*

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Application Process and Timeline

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To apply for the Study Abroad program, please contact your department administrator.

April 1, 2024: Application and Registration deadline*
May 6, 2024: Deadline for payment of all program fees

*If spots are still available, you can still apply and register until the May 6th payment deadline.

What’s Included: Program Highlights expand_more
For all students, the summer experience at SRISA includes:
  • Welcome Gala in Florence, including an overview of the city and all health and safety information
  • Seven weeks of on-location learning with ArtU Instructors on the SRISA campus and in various locations in and around Florence
  • 24-hour emergency assistance
  • On-campus WiFi
  • Access to on-campus facilities in Florence
  • An Uffizi Card, which offers unlimited access to the Uffizi, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens, and Bardini Gardens
  • Day trip to San Gimignano with private bus transportation (except Fashion Students)
  • Four-day, three-night trip to Venice with public transportation and student accommodations in multi-person rooms (2-4 people)
  • End-of-summer group show and reception at the Academy of Art University facility
What’s Not Included expand_more
The following elements of the Study Abroad program are not included in the main program fee:
  • Academy of Art University tuition for six units
  • Flights to/from Florence, Italy
  • Transportation to/from airport in Florence
  • Health Insurance (for international students who require a visa, the cost is normally around $100)
  • Meals and other personal expenses
  • Optional $150 private room fee for Venice trip
  • Single rooms for the Venice trip may be requested directly through SRISA and cost a one-time flat fee of $150.00. Requests for a single room on the Venice trip must be made by April 15, 2024.
  • Program enrollees have the option to invite guests to join them on the Venice side trip. The cost is $750 per guest
Housing expand_more
You have the option to secure housing independently or directly with SRISA.
  • Housing booked directly with SRISA is $2,570 per person for a double occupancy room in a shared apartment (from June 25 through August 11)
  • Requests for shared student housing must be made with SRISA by April 15, 2024. SRISA housing fees are non-refundable after April 15, 2024
  • A $250 refundable housing deposit is required per student in shared student housing
Health Insurance expand_more
All participants in the program must have a health insurance policy that covers them while abroad. This can be a personal policy, one provided by your program, or travel health insurance purchased specifically for the length of your studies in Florence. For more information, click here.

Other Important Information

Key Dates and Refund Policy:

  • April 1, 2024 Application & Registration deadline
  • May 6, 2024 100% of Program Fee due
  • May 24, 2024 Deadline to receive 100% refund of the student program fee
  • June 10, 2024 Deadline to receive 50% refund of the student program fee; after this date there will be no refunds
  • June 15, 2024 Academy Tuition Due
Travel Visas expand_more
If you are an international student without a US passport, you will need a visa to travel to Italy. Please meet with your program contact to sign up for an appointment with the consulate.
Financial Aid expand_more
Financial aid (if not already fully used for prior semesters) is available for some students. Please contact our Associate Director – Financial Aid Processing, Jerald Santos, at for more information.
GI Bill® Assistance expand_more
If you’re on a GI Bill®, you may be able to use it for our Study Abroad program. For more information, call the VA Education Call Center at (888) 442-4551 or contact the Student Financial Services Office. Details about study abroad also available at:
Study Abroad Important Info

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site.

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