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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Studio Art Centers International (SACI) 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Semester/summer Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Type: Apartment Shared Area of Study: Art, Communication Studies, English, Foreign Language, History
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
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, students additionally have the possibility to work as apprentices with artisans, and 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.

In addition to visiting many famous Italian cities over the course of the year, students use a museum pass provided by SACI to visit Florentine museums and historic sites. Students visit artists' and designers' studios, private collections, galleries, art fairs, and theaters. They have access to modern and historic art collections, research libraries, and contemporary art museums.

Academic Year and Semester Abroad Program students enjoy many opportunities to exhibit their artwork in SACI's two galleries. The Academic Year Abroad culminates in a major end-of-year student exhibition which serves as an opportunity for students to display their work also to the Florentine public.

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PLEASE NOTE:  SACI HAS CANCELLED THEIR FALL 2020 SEMESTER DUE TO COVID-19

Budget Information:

To calculate an estimate of the total cost of your program, use the Cost Estimate Template and do the following:
1. Go to the SACI website, https://saci-florence.edu/, scroll over “admissions” on the top menu bar, and select your term.
2. Scroll down to “Tuition and Fees”. This will show the breakdown costs of tuition, housing, and fees.
3. In addition to these fees, add the following costs to arrive at your total cost
 
  • Meals – apartments do not include any meals. 
  • Application fee - $65
  • Study Abroad Administrative fee - $460
  • WSU Laptop fee (semester students only) - $485
  • International Airfare (check studentuniverse.com, expedia.com or other search engines).
  • Passport ($140) and Visa, (if required, cost varies per country)
  • Personal/ miscellaneous expenses for travel, additional meals, souvenirs, etc. 
If you would like further assistance in calculating the cost of your program, please email studyabroad@winona.edu
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.