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Studio Arts College International (SACI) in Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: Studio Arts College International (SACI) 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Partner:
SACI - Studio Arts Centers International
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Program Term(s):
Semester only
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Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
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Minimum GPA:
2.75
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Prerequisites:
No
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Previous Language Study Req?:
No
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Language of Instruction:
English
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Language courses offered:
Italian
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Meet Language Reqt in One Semester?:
No
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Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Student responsibility
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Areas of Study:
Architecture, Art, Art Conservation, Art History, Arts Administration, Classical Studies, Communication, Creative Writing, Design (graphic, interior, etc.), European Studies, Film Studies, Filmmaking, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, History, Italian Language & Literature, Linguistics, Museum Studies, Theatre/Drama Program Design: Direct Enroll, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Creative Project(s), Internship (with credit transfer)
Program Description:
Program Description:
The extensive range of studio arts, design, conservation, art history, and Italian culture and language courses provides our students with the means to meet their individual educational needs while connecting them with the rich cultural heritage of Italy.

The student body is comprised of students enrolled at US universities and at institutions in other countries. In both Fall and Spring, a student can enroll in five classes for a total of 15 credits. During these terms, students additionally have the possibility to work as apprentices with artisans, and advanced students may be eligible to take a directed independent study or traineeship in a design firm, museum, or gallery. As part of their classes, SACI students often create artwork for local hospitals and human rights organizations, and restore major art treasures that are a part of Italy's cultural heritage. Outside of class, student volunteers can teach English at elementary schools, serve as English-language museum guides, and assist at human rights agencies.

In addition to visiting many famous Italian cities over the course of the year, students use a museum pass provided by SACI to visit Florentine museums and historic sites. Students visit artists' and designers' studios, private collections, galleries, art fairs, and theaters. They have access to modern and historic art collections, research libraries, and contemporary art museums.

Academic Year and Semester Abroad Program students enjoy many opportunities to exhibit their artwork in SACI's two galleries. The Academic Year Abroad culminates in a major end-of-year student exhibition which serves as an opportunity for students to display their work also to the Florentine public.

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Note: SACI uses US semester credits. Each Gustavus unit = 4 US semester credits. Thus, many SACI courses that are worth 3 credits each are equivalent to 0.75 GAC units. Please discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisor in preparation for this program.

 

 

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