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Located directly across from the famous Pitti Palace in Florence's Oltrarno district, just steps away from the Ponte Vecchio, the Accademia Italiana is one of Europe's premier institutes for the study of Art and Design.

The Arcadia University program in Florence is an excellent choice for students who are interested in art, design, Italian language, Italian culture, or a liberal arts curriculum enriched by the arts. Student from all academic backgrounds have enjoyed taking a variety of classes which are integrated with Italian and international students.


Area(s) of Study

  • Architecture
  • European Studies
  • Italian
  • Studio Art
  • Art History
  • Government
  • Liberal Arts
  • Textiles And Apparel
  • Communication
  • Humanities
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Sociology
  • Visual Art Studies
  • Design

Sponsored by ARCADIA - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

Students must register for 16 credits per semester, which includes a 4 credit Italian course, plus four additional 3 credit courses. Intensive design Summer program available. See Arcadia website.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Italian


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


As a participant on an Arcadia University program, you are guaranteed housing, included in program fee. The program fees do not include costs for meals. For more information, visit the housing website.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Program cost includes tuition, housing, orientation and on-site support. For more information please contact Arcadia Abroad at Information about scholarships can be found via the Program Fees website.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 7, 2019 to May 10, 2019
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2017
- Summer Whole
  • June 9, 2020 to July 24, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 23, 2020
- Fall
  • September 10, 2020 to December 18, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Program Dates

Next Step

1) Attend "Explore Italy-Greece" info-session. See website calendar for dates and locations. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend Ready to Apply session with Naomi Valdez. Further instructions provided at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Program information above is subject to change