Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence (FUA) is a young, vibrant institution offering liberal arts coursework that takes a contemporary approach to international education. With small classes taught by highly qualified international faculty, FUA courses aim to enhance the social, intercultural and professional experience of each student. In addition to coursework in Arts and Sciences, Communication, and Business, FUA offers unique opportunities for students to enroll in cutting-edge fashion, design, architecture, and fine arts courses, as well as culinary and wine studies courses.
U.S. School of Record
University of South Florida (FL)*
*CA public universities – contact SAI
Language of Instruction
About 500 study abroad students from around the world.
As an urban school, FUA is comprised of several buildings in Florence’s city center that have been refurbished to create spaces for studios, classrooms, and meeting points. In the classroom, students have the opportunity to learn with working professionals, as many instructors are critically acclaimed in their fields. Outside of the classroom, students apply what they learn to their surroundings, with ample opportunities for community engagement and hands-on learning.
Students in Florence have the opportunity to live in the heart of the Renaissance while experiencing the modern, thriving city of today. FUA welcomes students into the community by hosting regular events, including afternoon lectures, film series, book launches, and conferences, all available to students and the community. 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.