FLORENCE: Studio Art Centers International (SACI)

Florence, Italy

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - September - December
  • Spring Semester - Early January - Late April
  • Summer 2 Semester - Early July- Early August

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 1
  • Spring Semester - October 1
  • Summer 2 Semester - March 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Studio Arts Center International (SACI) was founded by an American artists to offer study abroad students the opportunity to live and study in Florence, Italy, surrounded by the treasures of Medieval, Renaissance, and contemporary Europe. SACI is an active member of the Florentine community, exhibiting current artists and helping to conserve and restore precious paintings and buildings. Courses are taught in English and focus on art and architecture. Most art courses are available in beginning through advanced levels. There is also a selection of Italian language and culture classes, which students are encouraged to take. Some classes include field trips around Florence and Italy.

Courses

  • Students take a wide variety of studio and academic courses at multiple levels. Some examples of subjects include sculpture, graphic design, architecture, photography, art history, creative writing, art conservation, and Italian cinema.
  • Courses taken abroad may satisfy college and departmental core requirements. Students should consult with their advisor to discuss the specific requirements that may be satisfied abroad.
  • Summer Semester: Students enroll in 2 courses for 8 NU credits. Courses include:
  1. Art Education
  2. SACI course

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Host University

Founded in 1975, and located in the heart of Florence, Studio Art Centers International (SACI) is geared for students seeking excellence in studio art and liberal arts at the university level. SACI is recognized as one of the leading overseas institutions in the areas of studio art, art history, art conservation, and Italian language and culture.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.75 
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Completed online OISP application
    • Completed online SACI application

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • 5 passport-sized photos
    • Study Abroad Advisor Form
    • Official transcript
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
  • Health Form (post - acceptance)
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Cost

Fall 2014 or Spring 2015: $21,367

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Italy, Florence: SACI Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

 

Summer 1 2014: $10,295

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,195), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Italy, Florence: SACI Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

 

Accommodations

Students live with other SACI students in residential apartments throughout the city of Florence. The apartments are fully furnished and students are responsible for cooking their own meals (meals are not included).

Destination

Located in the Tuscany region of Italy, Florence is filled with museums, outdoor markets, and shops, attracting tourists from all over the world. You will find vendors haggling over the price of food and goods, the smells of Italian cooking, the charm of the local people, and the beautiful Renaissance art throughout the city. The city is one of Italy's most atmospheric and pleasant, retaining a strong resemblance to the small late-medieval center that greatly contributed to Europe's cultural and political development.