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SAI Florence University of the Arts
Florence, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: SMC-CA applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/31/2017 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
2.8
Eligible Class Standing:
2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Study Abroad Program Type:
Lasallian International Programs Consortium
Housing:
Apartment (Double) Field of Study: Anthropology, Art History, Business Administration, Communication, Economics, Global Regional Studies, History, Italian, Kinesiology, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Studio Art
Program Description:

Florence

“You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.” – Daranna Gidel
Florence

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Program Highlights

  • Learn Italian in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance
  • In addition to taking an Italian language class, students can enroll in courses taught in English
  • Live in an apartment with other students

Eligibility Requirements

  • At least sophomore year standing (junior for some programs), SMC, Exchange & Lasallian programs meet senior residence requirements;
  • An average of a 2.8 minimum cumulative AND major GPA;
  • Confirmation of a clear record of disciplinary conduct with Residence Life

Application Process

  • Click on the "Apply Now" button on top right hand of this page to begin the process
  • Deadlines: March 1st for Academic Year/Fall Semester start programs and October 1st for Spring Semester start programs
  • Selection results will be announced early April for Academic Year/Fall Semester start programs and early November for Spring Semester start programs
  • Study abroad deposit ($600) and Security/Housing Deposit ($300) will be due upon acceptance

Cost

2017-2018 Semester Fees
*Tuition & Fees include tuition and medical insurance

Tuition & Fees $22,768
Room (Board Not Included) $4,790
Travel (Estimated International Flight) $1,500
Student Visa $144
Books (Estimated) $550
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $1,100
SMC Study Abroad Deposit (due one month after acceptance) $600
SAI Security/Housing Deposit $300
Application N/A
Study Abroad Fee $28

*NOTE: Tuition does not include excursion/lab/material fees associated with courses taken. Students are charged additional related course fees directly.
For Scholarship Resources please click HERE.

Host University

FUA

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This Lasallian International Programs Consortium opportunity is offered though Saint Mary's College of Minnesota and Study Abroad Italy (SAI). The SAI program in Florence enables students to take classes from a variety of subjects at Florence University of the Arts (FUA).   The network of schools is located in the city center, and classes are limited to 25-30 students (studio arts classes are less.)  All classes are taught in English, and students have access to several computer labs, a library, and study lounges, and exercise facilities.  Complementing the academic programs, students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular programming sponsored by SAI and FUA.  These include short weekend trips to nearby towns, or events during the week that highlight local culture.  In particular, this program is well suited for students in Fine Arts (painting, sculpture, graphic design, drawing), the Humanities, and Business.

Housing

Students are placed with other (usually U.S.) SAI students in apartments that are privately owned and located in buildings shared by Italian residents.  A typical residence will house 2-8 students, and contains a combination of single and double bedrooms (the cost indicated above is reflective of a double room).  The kitchen, bathrooms, and living areas are shared.

Language

For students who want to gain Italian skills prior to studying abroad, please consider taking Italian courses at SMC. For more information please click HERE.


Academics

Students are required to enroll in an Italian language class (most students use this course as a Jan Term equivalent).

To search for classes follow the links below: Select "Semester&Quarter" under "Programs Available" on the right side of the page.

FUA Offered Courses
FUA Florence pre-approved courses