Florence University of the Arts (FUA) offers 1 to 3 year Certificate Career Programs for motivated students seeking to develop new skills and knowledge while building a body of work and professional experience in an international learning environment. Programs are unique for their combination of in-classroom experiential learning and practice in the field within the dynamic local economy of Florence, Italy. FUA offers career certificates in key fields of communication, fashion design and merchandising, and hospitality, food & wine through Apicius International School of Hospitality (recognized by World Association of Chef Societies).
U.S. School of Record
University of South Florida (FL)*
*CA public universities – contact SAI
Language of Instruction
About 100 study abroad students from around the world.
Florence University of the Arts offers both academic and professional programs to students seeking state-of-the-art classroom facilities with field experience gained through hands-on instructional training alongside outstanding professional teachers. In addition to its own state-of-the-art facilities FUA operates several Community Engagement Member Institutions (CEMI): Ganzo (local restaurant), Fedora (pastry shop), Sorgiva (spa), Dimora (FUA Guest Apartments), Ingorda (press), Corridoio Fiorentino (photography & design gallery), FLY (fashion boutique) all staffed by students.
The school hosts weekly art and culture events at its restaurant, Ganzo, as well as photography and design exhibitions at the school’s gallery, Corridoio Fiorentino, offering opportunities to meet artists, authors, and mingle with fellow classmates and professors. Students are able to eat at FUA’s student-run restaurant and bakery, can get involved in student clubs, and can utilize the school’s gym, and other facilities.
SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.