UK Partner: Florence University of the Arts (FUA) (SAI)
Please be sure to check exact program and application dates and deadlines on the partner website.
Florence University of the Arts (FUA) presents a contemporary and thorough approach to a Liberal Arts education, along with an extensive curriculum in Studio Arts. With small classes taught by a highly qualified international faculty, every course aims to enhance the social, intercultural and professional experience of each student. Students have the opportunity to choose classes from any of the 8 schools/departments contained within Florence University of the Arts.
SAI oversees and coordinates all aspects of student enrollment, including application processing, course selection and credit, visa preparation, housing, student health insurance, transcripts, pre-departure, on-site orientation & advising, and cell phone service.
FUA Academic Programs
Semester Programs (Fall and Spring)
3 weeks (3 - 6 credits)
4 weeks (6 - 9 credits)
6 weeks (6 - 9 credits) with:
Optional 1 week "Cultural Introduction to Italy"
AND/OR Optional Internship
12 weeks (9 - 12 credits) + Optional Internship
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines.
Students will earn transfer credit from Florence University of the Arts. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Florence University of the Arts. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the Academic Credit website.
PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
Housing & Meals
Housing is included by SAI.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the Program Cost and Budget information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
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For the SAI application, click the "Partner Website" link at the top of this page.