Spring 2021 Accredited Semester Program

In response to the current global Covid-19 health crisis, the SRISA Spring 2021 semester will be shortened to a 12-week term. Dates and fees have been reduced for the term for both housing and tuition.

Contact info@srisa.org for more information.

Program Structure:

SRISA offers American University level undergraduate courses taught in English in a variety of areas of study. All classes, with the exception of Italian Language, are taught in English. Most students choose to study for one or two semesters. Spring 2021 term is 12 weeks long and students enroll in 12-16 credit hours.

With the 12 week program, students from the USA and many nationalities will not need to apply for a study visa. However, those students that need or choose to obtain a visa are welcome to do so and will be provided with the necessary documents from SRISA.

Classroom Structure & Instruction:

Academic Lecture Classes:

These classes meet twice a week for a total of 3 contact hours per week. Classes combine in-class lectures, discussion and on-site visits and instruction. Most academic courses are reading and writing intensive and will require a minimum of 6-9 hours of work outside of regular class-time.

Studio Art & Design Classes:

These hands on courses meet twice a week for a total of 6 contact hours per week. Studio courses combine practical lessons, in-class demonstrations and slide presentations. When possible students go on-site to work or visit exhibits or museums of relevance to the subject being studied. All courses require outside work and in-class critiques, both group and individual. Advanced studio courses may require written assignments and many require students to keep a sketchbook.

Grading and Evaluation:

Students are graded using the American University model of evaluation.

Spring 2021 Calendar:


SPRING 2021: February 1 - April 30

  • Nov. 15 Enrollment and Registration Deadline
  • Dec. 20 Tuition Payment Deadline
  • Feb. 1 Housing Check-In: 10am-6pm
  • Feb. 2 SRISA Program Orientation
  • Feb. 3 First day of Class
  • Apr. 30 Housing Check-Out: By 10 am

Program Fees:

Processing fee: $70
Program Deposit: $1,000 (The program deposit will be applied towards the full balance of tuition)

Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, and Design Programs Reduced Tuition: $7,995

  • 5 Elective courses (maximum 3 studio courses)
  • Total Credits: 12-16

COVID-19 Refund policy: Cancellations with full refund will be processed up to 15 days before the program housing check-in date. After that time they will owe one month's rent and the tuition deposit will be retained.

Maryville University in St. Louis Transcript (optional): $250 (this fee covers two consecutive semesters and two summer sessions, see transcripts for more information)

Academic Year Discount: $2,000*
Students enrolling in the Academic Year program receive $2,000 off their second semester and 10% discount off Summer Tuition.

Additional Fees:
Permit of Stay fees will be billed to students by invoice along with course fees and optional field trips after the first week of class.  The Permit of Stay is mandatory for all persons studying in Italy for over 90 days. Approximate Permit of Stay cost is 175 Euro.  Course and optional field trip fees vary.

Activities Fee

Reduced Activities Fee of $50 includes:

  • Orientation
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Access to SRISA Optional Excursions
  • On Campus Internet and Library

Learn more about activities offered during this term.

Internship Fees

Internship Program – 15 Weeks: $1,525
Internship, 1-3 credits

Internship Program and Italian Language – 15 Weeks: $2,650
Internship, 1-3 credits
1 Italian language course, 4 credits, 60 contact hours

Spring 2021 Courses:

SRISA Courses:

Housing at SRISA

SRISA arranges housing upon request for students enrolled at the school. It is a great opportunity for students to get to know one another while being immersed in the daily Italian life that greatly enriches their study abroad experience.

Housing Options:

  • Double occupancy room in a shared apartment
  • Single occupancy room in a shared apartment
  • Private apartment
  • Arrange your own housing * 

Housing costs include rent, reasonable utility usage, check-in service, staff assistance, and administrative fees.

Students are housed in residential apartments located within a 20-minute walk from SRISA. All apartments are fully furnished with the essential necessities for independent living.

Housing Fees

  • $500 Housing Deposit (see Deposit tab for details)
  • $3000 Double occupancy room in shared apartments
  • $3800 Single occupancy room in shared apartments
  • Private apartments available upon request, click here to ask for more details
    See Housing for more details.

Field Trips and Activities at SRISA:

Most courses integrate on-site visits to museums and exhibitions and at times require day trips. These excursions are considered an integral part of the course curriculum and attendance is mandatory. The fees for these excursions are not included in tuition fees and students will be invoiced separately after the end of the add-drop period for these excursions along with general lab fees.