Would you like to offer the possibility of a semester abroad to your students?
Join SRISA’s faculty-led programs abroad.
Faculty Led study abroad programs and customized programs are available at Santa Reparata International School of Art. You will have full use of the SRISA facilities, we act as the host institution for your university. You can think of SRISA as an extension of your campus and Florence as your classroom. You will be teaching in this magical city and your students will be learning not only what you teach them but how to be a part of a local community also.
Faculty led programs are provided with, by SRISA, the teaching facilities for painting, drawing, printmaking, fashion design, book arts, sculpture, digital photography, analog darkroom photography, jewelry design, and lecture classrooms for subjects such as architecture. Their education does not end in the classroom, Florence, located in the heart of Tuscany is fantastic for traveling with ease to surrounding cities such as Rome, Venice and many more. SRISA’s field trip coordinator is more than happy to help with the organization of these trips.
How will my students integrate with other students and the locals?
Join in the cultural activities offered by SRISA
Take advantage of the cultural activities that are organized both by SRISA and the local community. All activities organized by SRISA are in English, but there is fantastic language support and your students can learn Italian so that they can feel like a part of the culture. Communication with the locals, such as having a conversation with the person who makes your morning coffee will make you feel at home straight away. You will also feel confident enough to take part in cultural activities organized by the local community.
We also provide both faculty and students with housing options. They will live a stone’s throw from some of the most iconic buildings in the world. Just imagine, once you step outside your door you are walking on the same sidewalks as some of the most important names in history, let alone art. All of our accommodation is within a 20-minute walk of all the different campus. There are three campuses, San Gallo, San Lorenzo and Santa Reparata.
Our experienced staff will be there to help with all your and your student’s needs so that you can concentrate on teaching. With our on-site facilities and staff there to assist the transition to a semester at SRISA will be effortless. Allow us to, with your assistance, create the perfect program for you. Your program can be customized according to both your curricula and budgetary needs.
SRISA offers both faculty-led and customized programs
Here at SRISA we are willing to accommodate most dates and time frames that you would like to propose for your faculty-led program and customized programs. Most programs tend to follow the existing semesters; Mini-May, 2 weeks around the beginning of May, Summer A, 4 weeks, late May to late June, Summer B, 4 weeks, late June to late July. There is also the Fall semester which starts at the end of August and lasts for 15 weeks. There is a Winter Program, J-Session the duration of which is generally 2-4 weeks. The Spring Semester also lasts for 15 weeks and starts in January. The week of Spring break also.
All faculty led programs get the same benefits as a SRSIA student, this means pre-departure assistance, then orientation as soon as you arrive. Welcome packets are also available for each student. During orientation we will chat about what to expect when in Florence, and studying at SRISA. Inside the welcome packet is important information on how to get around Florence, where you can get discounts, and basically, how to survive in Florence.
There will also be activities that include a welcome banquet or a farewell gala that will be held in a magnificent and historical setting. You will be asked to get dressed up in your finery and then we will entertain you with fine food and music. There is also a final exhibition of the student work. This allows the students to demonstrate their works. There will also be a cultural program of events and lectures that will aid the students in their learning and getting to know staff, faculty and other students.
Help us to help you make your ideal program abroad