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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SAI Programs 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsor: Partner Program Tier Level (SPU Partner Programs): 8 - $7,000 Fee
Areas of Study: Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classics, Creative Writing, History, Interior Design, International Business, Journalism, Music, Philosphy, Physics, Political Science, Sociology Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Housing Type: Apartment, Homestay
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Program Description:

Florence University of the Arts • FUA

Florence University of the Arts (FUA) presents a contemporary and thorough approach to a Liberal Arts education, along with an extensive curriculum in Studio Arts.

With small classes taught by a highly qualified international faculty, every course aims to enhance the social, intercultural and professional experience of each student. Students have the opportunity to choose classes from any of the 8 schools/departments contained within Florence University of the Arts.

Academic Programs:

  • 3 weeks (3 – 6 credits)
  • 4 weeks (6 – 9 credits)
  • 6 weeks (6 – 9 credits)
  • 12 weeks (9 – 12 credits) + Optional Internship

Areas of Study:

  • Business and Economics
  • Communication and Publishing
  • Fashion, Accessories and Tech
  • Liberal Arts
  • ...and more
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SAI oversees and coordinates all aspects of student enrollment, including application processing, course selection and credit, visa preparation, housing, student health insurance, transcripts, pre-departure, on-site orientation & advising, and cell phone service.




SPU Partner Program: Tier 8

This is an SPU Partner Program. These programs are in partnership with affiliated organizations or host universities that have been vetted for their academic and student support, and have been in long standing partnerships with Seattle Pacific University. All Partner Programs are eligible for Federal, State, and Institutional financial aid.

Cost: Tier 8

For SPU Partner Programs, you will be charged one quarter of SPU tuition for participation during fall quarter or winter/spring quarters combined. Depending on the cost of the program, a program fee may be charged in addition to SPU tuition. For additional program fee information, see Partner Program Cost

Aid eligibility includes SPU grants and scholarships, federal, state, and local financial aid for SPU Partner Programs.

What's Included:
  • Tuition 
  • Housing
  • SAI Admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance throughout your study abroad experience
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Assistance with financial aid and loan processing
  • Airport pickup and transportation on arrival day
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Cell phone rental with free incoming calls and texts while in host country
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • SAI weekend excursion
  • Frequent SAI cultural activities and day trips
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support
  • SAI t-shirt
What's Not Included: 
  • Airfare
  • Meals
  • Confirmation Deposit: A $300 fee will be due as part of your SPU application and considered your commitment to the program. As SPU has a capacity of 50 students every year for Partner Programs, this fee would be refunded if your application was submitted after we reached capacity.
Additional Costs to Consider:
  • Provider Application Fees & Deposits (when applicable)
  • Passport
  • Visa or residency permit (when applicable)
  • Domestic travel to apply for visa (when applicable)
  • Travel insurance (optional)
  • Generally, students spend more money while they are abroad than during a typical quarter at SPU. These costs vary per student, and are usually associated with extra in-country and personal travel, eating out, entertainment, and purchasing gifts and souvenirs. If you would like more information about general costs of the items mentioned above and/or general affordability of study abroad, please contact us at studyabroad@spu.edu.

For more information, contact SPU Study Abroad