Accredited Summer Study Abroad Programs in Florence, Italy
Why not use the summer to study abroad? Come for study abroad Summer 2023.
There are two semesters in Study Abroad summer 2023, the first is Summer A and the deadline to apply is March 15th. This session runs from May 22nd to June 22nd. Students can register to study a maximum of 6 credit hours, this will be a maximum of 1 studio course. The second semester is Summer B and the deadline for enrollment is March 15th. This semester runs from June 26th to July 27th. Again, students can register for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
Students can also decide to sign up for both summer sessions, A and B. The full summer program lasts a duration of 8 weeks and is worth a total of 6-12 credits. Those who decide to enroll in a second course will receive a discount on their tuition. SRISA is an international school and students are graded using the American University model of evaluation.
Learn more about dates, fees, courses, field trips and activities offered for a specific term:
What courses are available in the summer study abroad program?
Summer study abroad, Italy is the ideal opportunity for those who have academic heavy majors to try their hand at something creative. SRISA has on offer introduction courses to disciplines such as printmaking, book arts, fashion design, painting, drawing, art history and more. There may be some requirements in the selection for these classes. You will find further information on our website.
Experience studying in one of the most inspiring cities in the world.
Our campus is also situated in the heart of Florence, just a stone’s throw from many important historical monuments. Summer school in Florence will not just be learning but it will also offer you an opportunity to experience the Italian culture, learn about the history of art and architecture, and explore a new place. You will get to make the city your extended campus and you can practice your language skills at the local pizzeria or café.
When taking summer art classes in Italy your study space can be anything from the Uffizi Gallery to the Medici Chapels. As a student you will not be confined just to the campus, you can explore the vast collections of over thirty museums and countless churches containing masterpieces. Even just taking a walk during your time here as a summer study abroad program student you can take in the breathtaking views from Piazzale Michelangelo and more, all within walking distance of your home away from home.
Learn to live like a local
Summer study abroad Florence life is not just about the campus where you study, it includes academic study, social interaction, local festivities, and cultural immersion. You will take away amazing memories of having been involved in a new community and interacting with your newfound language skills. It will be easy to find Florentines to mingle with during the summer as people take advantage of the good weather and tend to stay outside.
:: PROGRAM OVERVIEW ::
SRISA offers American University level undergraduate courses taught in English in a variety of areas of study. All classes, with the exception of Italian, are taught in English. Summer sessions are 4 weeks long and students enroll in 3-6 credit hours.
Summer A (May-June) Total Credits: 3-6
Summer B (June-July) Total Credits: 3-6
- Fine Arts
- Liberal Arts
Photography, Digital Imaging, Printmaking, Book Arts, Painting, Drawing, Art History, Museum Studies, History, Music Appreciation, Politics and Social Science, Literature, Creative Writing, Cinema (Film Studies), Journalism, Fashion Design, Jewelry Design, Textiles Design, Italian Language.
CLASSROOM STRUCTURE & INSTRUCTION:
Academic Lecture Classes:
Lecture classes meet every day for a total of 45 contact hours. 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.
These hands on courses meet every day for a total of 90 contact hours. 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.
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 and students will be invoiced separately after the end of the add-drop period for these excursions along with general lab fees.
REGISTERING FOR COURSES:
To register for courses students download the Course Registration Form.
Students may take a maximum of 1 Studio course per session, and up to 2 courses total per session.
Students must provide alternatives to their first choice courses or their course registration will be considered incomplete.
Is it possible to intern at SRISA?
SRISA offers both internal and external internship opportunities.
Why not take a look at the study abroad internships summer. Interning in Florence is the perfect way to make the most of your time here and will also help you in your career. Here at SRISA we do everything we can to get you a suitable internship that will service you and your future career needs. It will be in a field of your choice and either internally within the institution or with a local business.
An internal internship here at SRISA will help you in various areas like marketing, curating, social media and also photography. You will work alongside professionals who will not only offer you their valuable time and experience but will prepare you for working life in the real world. In the past students alongside working with SRISA staff have created marketing materials including videos, limited-edition screen-printed products, photograph student and artist events that are happening in and around the school such as SRISA gallery shows.
There is also the possibility to learn in various locations around Florence. Which institution will depend on both your skills and also your availability. Previous candidates have interned in art galleries, art museums, graphic design studios, in photography, journalism and marketing. Build your own study abroad internships summer can also be arranged.