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Cityscape in Italy

In the birthplace of the Renaissance, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze provides an unparalleled opportunity to encounter art as an immersive experience.

If you're looking for an abundance of art, history, and an exceptionally charming culture, Florence is the place for you. Walk the same streets—and school hallways—as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and Dante and just try not to be inspired.

The Florence program is unique among our study abroad opportunities - it is structured as an independent study program with only one class taken at Accademia. Students are expected to complete an independent studio project related to Italian culture during their time abroad. The project must be approved by the student's department chair prior to departure.

“I decided to go abroad to enhance my education and resume. I also had never traveled outside the U.S. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for that. Florence is an amazing place. The city's full of interesting people of all walks of life. You can learn as much about yourself as you can about the people who lived there 400 years ago.” –Sharon Murphree ‘18

Program Details
School Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze
Tuition Same as your MCAD tuition; you will remain enrolled at MCAD and continue to pay your MCAD tuition
Location Florence, Italy
Official Language Italian
Semester Offered Spring semester only; mid February–mid June
Housing Off campus; Included in program
  • Airfare: $1,100
  • Housing: Free!
  • Insurance: $55/month
Costs are approximate and subject to change
Classroom Experience
  • Includes a three-week intensive Italian-language course
  • Students earn 12 credits from an independent studio project and 3 credits from a course taken at Accademia
Majors All majors
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Junior standing (60 credit minimum)
  • Application to MCAD Off Campus Committee in September
Visa Visa required; application may be submitted by mail