Florence University of the Arts
Fall Short Programs 2018
3 – 12 credits

FUA short programs are designed to allow a great deal of flexibility for untraditional study abroad timing. FUA’s 3 week short programs offer four start dates in the fall, and four start dates in the spring. Short programs can be combined back-to-back to create a longer 7 week program. In each 3 week program students select 1 or 2 courses for a total of 3 - 6 credits.


Application Deadline
Session I: June 15, 2018
Session II: July 1, 2018
Session III: July 15, 2018
Session IV: August 1, 2018
Apps accepted after deadline as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
Passport scan (photo page)
USF student conduct form
Italian privacy consent form

Highlights

  • Flexibility for untraditional study abroad timing
  • Students can opt to take one 3 week short program or combine two sessions for a total of 6 or 7 weeks

Program Dates
Session I: Aug 28, 2018 – Sept 21, 2018
Session II: Sept 28, 2018 – Oct 19, 2018
Session III: Oct 26, 2018 – Nov 17, 2018
Session IV: Nov 23, 2018 – Dec 13, 2018


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Academic Year: High school graduate or above

* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements

Cumulative GPA:* 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit TOEFL: 500+ (paper-based), IELTS: 5+, OOPT: 50+, or equivalent.



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Course Registration
SAI students complete their course registration directly with FUA through the FUA student portal. Upon confirming enrollment in the SAI program at FUA, students receive information for creating their FUA student portal and selecting their classes. FUA courses are competitive, and students should complete their course requests as early as possible as the registration period begins months ahead of the application deadline.

Course Changes
Students wishing to make changes to their class schedule prior to departure can do so directly by logging into their FUA student account. Students receive an email confirmation from SAI once the change is accepted. Students are permitted to make as many adjustments to their schedule prior to departure as needed. The last day to submit a schedule change from home is 6 weeks prior to each session start. After that, no changes can be made until the Add/Drop day for each session in Florence. There is a very strict Add/Drop policy that all students must adhere to; neither FUA nor SAI can make exceptions.


Pre-Departure Calendar
June 15 2018
Application Deadline
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
May 30 2018
50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the deposit payment date.
June 29 2018
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
June 29 2018
SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until financial aid disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
July 29 2018
SAI Pre-Departure Form Due

On-Site Calendar
August 28 2018
Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola (FLR). SAI airport pickup is provided between 9:00am and 6:00pm, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
August 30 – Sept 1 2018
SAI & FUA Orientation
Students are welcomed to the program with an orientation that introduces students to their program while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
September 3 2018
Add/Drop Deadline
September 4 2018
FUA Classes Begin
September 20 2018
FUA Classes End
September 21 2018
Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.

Pre-Departure Calendar
July 1 2018
Application Deadline
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposit Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
June 30 2018
50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the deposit payment date.
July 30 2018
SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until financial aid disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
July 30 2018
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
August 29 2018
SAI Pre-Departure Form Due

On-Site Calendar
September 28 2018
Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola (FLR). SAI airport pickup is provided between 9:00am and 6:00pm, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
October 1 2018
SAI & FUA Orientation
Students are welcomed to the program with an orientation that introduces students to their program while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
October 1 2018
Add/Drop Deadline
October 2 2018
FUA Classes Begin
October 18 2018
FUA Classes End
October 19 2018
Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.

Pre-Departure Calendar
July 15 2018
Application Deadline
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposit Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
July 28 2018
50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the deposit payment date.
August 27 2018
SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until financial aid disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
August 27 2018
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
September 26 2018
SAI Pre-Departure Form Due

On-Site Calendar
October 26 2018
Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola (FLR). SAI airport pickup is provided between 9:00am and 6:00pm, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
October 29 2018
SAI & FUA Orientation
Students are welcomed to the program with an orientation that introduces students to their program while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
October 29 2018
Add/Drop Deadline
October 30 2018
FUA Classes Begin
November 15 2018
FUA Classes End
November 17 2018
Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.

Pre-Departure Calendar
August 1 2018
Application Deadline
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposit Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
August 25 2018
50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the deposit payment date.
September 24 2018
SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until financial aid disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
September 24 2018
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
October 24 2018
SAI Pre-Departure Form Due

On-Site Calendar
November 23 2018
Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola (FLR). SAI airport pickup is provided between 9:00am and 6:00pm, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
November 26 2018
SAI & FUA Orientation
Students are welcomed to the program with an orientation that introduces students to their program while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
November 26 2018
Add/Drop Deadline
November 27 2018
FUA Classes Begin
December 12 2018
FUA Classes End
December 13 2018
Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.
SAI Program Fees* USD
Application Fee $100
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
$300
Program Fee: 3 weeks / 3 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
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Program Fee: 3 weeks / 6 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
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Program Fee: 7 weeks / 6 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
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Program Fee: 7 weeks / 9 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
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Program Fee: 7 weeks / 12 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
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Optional / Additional Fees:
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement: 3 weeks
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
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Optional Private Room Housing Supplement: 7 weeks
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
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Optional Homestay Housing Supplement
Price varies by single/double occupancy and meals.
contact SAI
International Mailing Supplement
Students residing outside the U.S. are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
$85

*prices are subject to change

Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details.

Budget Low Est. High Est.
Airfare to/from Florence
$950 $1,300
Books
$50 / course $100 / course
Course Fees & Supplies
$50 / course $300 / course
Meals
Combination of cooking at home and eating out.
$650 / month $800 / month
Personal Expenses $300 / month $400 / month
Transportation within Florence
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
$100 / month $175 / month
Weekend Travel
Cost varies greatly by student.
$300 / month $1,000 / month

This is an SAI Signature Services Program; it includes our full services!

  • Program tuition and U.S. academic credit
  • Accommodation in carefully selected student housing
  • Airport pickup and transportation on arrival day
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Cell phone rental with free incoming calls and texts while in host country
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • Frequent SAI cultural activities and day trips
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • Admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance throughout your study abroad experience
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Assistance with financial aid and loan processing
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences

SAI offers activities, at no extra cost, for students to get to know their community, city and country. Following is a sample of the activities included in this program. Please note that actual activities may differ.

Welcome Dinner
SAI welcomes students to Florence with a buffet of traditional Italian delights to mingle and get to know participants.

Hike to Piazzale Michelangelo
Located just outside the old city walls, Piazzale Michelangelo offers a bird’s eye view of the city of Florence. Students hike to the top, stopping along the way for gelato. As the sun sets over the city, the group can experience the centuries-old Vespers ceremonial chanting by Cistercian monks in the crypt of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte.

Wine Tasting
Students spend an afternoon learning about and tasting great wines of the region, perfectly paired with Tuscan specialties.

Italian Cooking Lessons
SAI offers Italian cooking lessons throughout the semester taught by a local expert Chef. Each lesson teaches students how to make typical Tuscan dishes and includes an appetizer, first course, and dessert. At the end of the lesson students feast on their own homemade Italian meal!

Farewell Evening
Students celebrate the end of a successful term abroad and say their goodbyes over a delicious Italian meal.

Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedroom available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless internet. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.

Optional Housing: Family homestay (additional fee applies)
SAI homestay families are thoroughly screened and are accustomed to welcoming visiting students into their homes. Homestays provide a shared or single bedroom in the family home with basic furnishings. Breakfast and/or dinner daily are included. Please note that some homestays may be outside of the city center and require a commute to reach school.

Passports
Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned departure from Italy.

Student Visas
In accordance with Italian law US citizens studying in Italy for less than 90 days are not required to obtain a student visa. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for details on student visa requirements.

About SAI

SAI Programs 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.