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Florence University of the Arts (FUA)

Florence, Italy

Saint Mary’s University students may study abroad in the beautiful city of Florence, Italy, during their sophomore, junior or senior year. Through an affiliation with SAI, students study at Florence University of the Arts during the fall or spring semester. This 16-week program, open to all majors, has an innovative curriculum that focuses on collaborative and experiential learning, as it integrates a student’s social, intercultural and professional development. Students do not need to be proficient in Italian to participate.

Program fees include some daytrips to places of local interest, and some longer faculty-escorted, academic excursions are available at an additional cost.

All classes are taught in English by highly qualified Florence University of the Arts (FUA) professors.
Students live in privately owned apartments with other Study Abroad Italy (usually U.S.) students, located in buildings shared by Italian residents.
The cost of the program is approximately the same as tuition, room and board for a regular semester on the Winona campus.
Program Dates/Deadlines
The Fall Semester 2015 program dates are September 1 through December 19, 2015. Application deadline is June 15, 2015. Spring 2016 program dates are January 26 through May 14, 2016 - Application deadline is November 1, 2015.
Application Procedure
To be eligible, students need tobe a Sophomore, Junior or Senior and have a GPA of 2.75 or better.
Next Steps
After acceptance, complete the following required items:
Country/City Information
Florence has a population of 400,000 and is part of the region in Italy known as Tuscany, which is in Central Italy.