Accredited Summer Study Abroad Programs in Florence, Italy
Spend a summer studying abroad in Florence at SRISA.
Summer study abroad programs are a great way to continue learning while traveling and enjoying all that Italy and Florence have to offer. Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) is a fantastic institution to pursue your interests and passions over a short period of time. There are two semesters for a summer study abroad semester at SRISA: Summer A and Summer B. Each semester lasts about 4 weeks. Students can take a maximum of 6 credit hours, which equates to a maximum of 1 studio course. Be sure to watch for the deadline for applications!
Alternatively, students can also decide to sign up for both summer sessions. The full summer program lasts for 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.
What courses are available in the summer study abroad program?
Studying in Italy during a summer study abroad program is the ideal opportunity for those who have academic heavy majors to have an introduction to more creative courses. SRISA offers beginner courses to different creative mediums such as printmaking, book arts, fashion design, painting, drawing, art history and more. There may be some requirements in the selection for these classes but some require no prior knowledge. You will find further information on our website.
Learn more about dates, fees, courses, field trips and activities offered for a specific term:
:: 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, discussions, 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.
Experience studying in one of the most inspiring cities in the world.
Our campus is situated in the heart of Florence, just a stone’s throw from many important historical monuments. Summer school in Florence will not only be about classroom learning but will also offer you an opportunity to experience Italian culture, learn about the history of art and architecture, and explore a new city. Florence will become 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 SRISA’s campus, but rather have the chance to 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 walk the same streets as Leonardo Da Vinci, 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
Life in summer study abroad Florence is not only about the campus where you study. Your life outside the classroom will include academic study, social interaction with friends from around the world, 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.
Is it possible to intern in Florence?
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 photography. You will work alongside professionals who will not only offer their valuable time and experience but will prepare you for working life in the professional world.
There is also the possibility to learn in various locations around Florence. The employer will depend on both your skills and your availability. Previous candidates have interned in art galleries, art museums, graphic design studios, and in photography, journalism, and marketing. We can also support you in building your own study abroad summer internships.