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.
Short programs are offered year-round. Students can opt to take one 3-week short program or combine two sessions for a total of 6 weeks. One 3-week session grants 3 semester credits or 4.5 quarter credits. The combined option of two 3-week sessions grants 6 semester / 9 quarter credits. Summer sessions are also offered on a 1, 4, and 6-week basis.
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). Click HERE
for course lists.
Housing and 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.
Apartment Location: students are housed in apartments throughout the historic center of Florence, within a 15-20 walk to Palazzi and FUA facilities. The Housing Office will complete assignments only for students who request housing within the designated deadline.
Home stays may also be an option for short programs. If you are interested, please inquire with FUA housing.
Please click HERE
for more details.
Tuition and Fees
All summer program costs are paid directly to the institution.
As with the semester, tuition costs are calculated according to the number of credits taken. Under 5 credits, $550 per credit. 6-11 credits, $500 per credit. Apartment 1-4 weeks,$260. Apartment 5-9 weeks, $240. Some courses have additional course fees. See course schedule for details.
In order to be accepted into an Adelphi study abroad program students are required to:
SUMMER 2018 Application deadlines:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.docx. Courses must be approved before you depart for your program.
C - V – I – A – Semester May 6/May 13 April 8 April 9 April 16
D – VI – II May 27/June 3 April 30 April 30 May 7
E – VII - III – B June 17/June 24 May 20 May 21 May 28
IV – VIII – F July 8/July 15 June 10 June 11 June 18
All students must receive CIE approval to study abroad prior to having Student Financial Services determine their eligibility for funding for such study. Students will receive a revised Financial Assistance Award Letter after their eligibility has been confirmed. Depending on eligibility and any additional costs associated with the study abroad experience, students might receive an adjustment in their financial aid package.
CISI Health 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.
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.