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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, January Intersession, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: AU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
January Intersession 2019 09/17/2018
10/01/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/15/2018
10/16/2018 TBA TBA
Summer 2019 02/01/2019 02/15/2019 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing: Apartment (shared) Eligible Year: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Program Type: Direct Application
Program Description:
FUA logo
florence Overview
Student Services
Application Deadlines
Financial Aid
CISI Insurance
Visa Requirements
Helpful Links

OverviewItaly Map

Florence—Firenze in Italian—was the birthplace of the Renaissance. To walk its streets today is to tread in the footsteps of the last seven centuries of history and culture. The capital of Tuscany, Florence is truly the heart of Europe.  FUA facilities span the city center of Florence in 7 diverse locations.

Through a special partnership with the Florence University of the Arts (FUA), Adelphi students have the unique opportunity to earn Adelphi credit in Italy.  Studying abroad at FUA is characterized by the institution’s efforts in cultural integration. The institution’s position places FUA in direct contact with the city’s culture, movements, and events. The mission is to offer university level academics and services that not only bring about learning, but most importantly an active understanding, participation and contribution to the city by students from all academic fields, personal backgrounds, and nationalities.  


FUA offers a range of classes from Art to Social Psychology (and everything in between).  Classes are taught in English (except for the Italian language classes). 

Below are examples of courses Adelphi students have taken in the past:

FUA Courses
Adelphi Equilavency
Adelphi Course Number
Ceramics 1
Consumer Behavior
Business Elective
Conversational Italian
Advanced italian Conversation
Gardens of Love: Green Paradise in Italy Renaissance
 Art History Seminar
Intro to Classic Photography
 Photography 1
Italian Renaissance Architecture
Art of Italian Renaissance
Social Psychology
 Social Psychology
Symbols and Symbolism in Western Art
 Art History Seminar
The Italian Soccer Experience
Aspects of Coaching
Renaissance Art in Florence
Art of the Italian Renaissance
Academic Calendar
Academic Schedule of Classes 

Housing & Meals

University-arranged accommodation is offered to all students attending FUA in shared apartments throughout Florence.  Housing options are self-catered, meaning students arrange for their own meals - fully equipped kitchens are supplied and housing is located a short walk from markets and grocery stores.  Once an application is accepted, FUA staff will place you in appropriate housing.

International Student Housing

Student Services Support

Student Life and Development Department main goal is to make the study abroad experience as positive and memorable as possible. FUA collaborates with professional counsellors and medical providers in Florence for international students.

Student Life is open to students participating and getting involved.  FUA staff is always happy to welcome those who are interested in expanding and nurturing their study abroad experience through extracurricular activities.  This is a great way to also maximize your resume.  If you are interested in assisting in our special events hosted throughout the semester contact the Student Life and Development Department.

Student Life

Application Procedures and Deadlines

In order to be accepted into an Adelphi study abroad program students are required to:
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in order to apply to study abroad at Florence University of the Arts. 
  • Schedule a mandatory meeting with a study abroad advisor by emailing 
  • Complete the Adelphi study abroad application. Click Apply Now below.
  • Once the Adelphi Study Abroad application is complete, email CIE and request the the Adelphi ID code to begin the FUA application. The Adelphi ID is necessary for the enrollment process. 
  • Meet with your academic advisor to explore programs and course options. It is important that the school you are interested offers the courses you need to take in order to graduate on time.
  • Select the courses you are interested in enrolling in and fill out the AU Course Equivalency Form. Courses must be approved before you depart for your program.
Adelphi Application Deadlines: 
Fall: March 15
Spring: October 15

FUA Application Deadlines:
Fall: June 15
Spring: November 15

Financial Aid

Scholarships: 100% Adelphi scholarships apply during the fall and spring terms when students pay their regular Adelphi tuition and fees (housing is paid directly to FUA). For summer sessions, students pay all expenses directly to FUA.

Students should carefully review their finances when considering a study abroad opportunity. Please set up an appointment with Adelphi University's Student Financial Services (basement of Levermore) to understand how studying abroad will impact your financial aid and scholarship package. 

CISI Insurance

All students studying abroad with FUA are required to purchase insurance with CISI Insurance, a worldwide coverage plan. For more information about CISI insurance please contact the CIE office.

Visa Requirements

All International Exchange Students are required to register with the Garda Immigration Services It is mandatory that all non-European Union citizens planning to study in Italy for more than 90 days obtain a Student Visa. Students must contact the Italian Consulate or Embassy of their jurisdiction to find out which documents are required in order to apply for a Student Visa (requirements vary from one consulate to another).  Detailed visa requirement information will be provided after the student has been accepted into the study abroad program.


Florence Temps

Helpful Links

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