Italy: Florence University of the Arts

‌Florence - A city that challenges the concepts of past, present, and future. Its location allows students access to every region of Italy very easily. The benefits of studying abroad at FUA begin with the flexibility of the institution's academic sessions which are offered throughout the year. They offer studies in a diverse area of academic disciplines which feature experiential components such as educational field trips, getting involved in local culture through community service, as well as extracurricular activities. 

Dates & Deadlines

Term: Spring 2025
App Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2024
Program Dates: Sunday, January 20 to Saturday, May 10, 2025 (dates reflect the 1-week travel course and 15-week semester in Florence option)

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Interested in study abroad in the summer of 2025 or later? Please fill out the waitlist form below and the study abroad center will notify you when applications for future terms open:

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The city of Florence is an excellent compass for navigating Italian culture while Florence today, with its unique characteristics coupled with a primary position in international and Italian tourism, economy, and culture, is an intriguing example of how past, present, and future blend together in a stimulating European context. Its central position makes it a unique portal; it is located an hour from Bologna, an hour and a half from Rome, and 2 hours from Milan by train.

Florence is a city that is easy to walk from one place to another. You could easily walk from one side to another of the city center in 20-30 minutes. There are many cafes, restaurants, and shops spread throughout the city center. Many students get to walk past notable historical sites like the Duomo on their way from housing to classes. 

Notable Area Sites:

  • Mercato Centrale (Central Market)
  • Florence Cathedral
  • Palazzo della Signoria (the Old Palace)
  • Mueseo di Storia Naturale di Firenze (Natural History Museum of Florence)
  • Piazza della Repubblica (City center square)
  • Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella basilicas

Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost: $16,591*

*estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors

Estimated Total Program Cost$16,591
Estimated U-bill Charges$10,909
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs$5,682

Florence Cost Estimate Fall 2024 (4 courses)**

Florence Cost Estimate Fall 2024 (5 courses)**

Florence Cost Estimate Fall 2024 (Shorter semester, 4 classes)**

**Pending updates for Fall 2024

Cost of Studying On Campus at UNI*

*per semester, estimated, will vary per person

Tuition & Fees$4,864
Room & Board$4,824
Personal Expenses$887


Pending Updates for UNI Fall 2024

‌Eligibility Requirements to Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to study abroad. Students must have a completed study abroad application, including supportive recommendation form(s). Additionally, students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to study abroad:

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this cumulative GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
  • If your cumulative GPA is lower than 2.5, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (103 East Bartlett):
    • Letters of reference from two academic contacts (e.g. academic advisor and former or current professor) supporting your pursuit of study abroad. If you are attending a faculty-led study abroad program, one of the letters must be from a course leader. However, if the program has two course leaders, only one of the letters can be from one of the course leaders.
  • Must be over the age of 18 years old
  • Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
  • Must be in good standing with the university
  • UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements, if applicable.
  • Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.