CEA Florence Center & Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA)
This unique program allows you to choose the academic track that best meets your needs. Choose to combine electives in art history, business, marketing, journalism, communication, culture, and sociology at the CEA Florence Center, with focused, hands-on learning in studio art at our partner institution, Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA). Or, attend all classes at CEA's partner institution, Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA), where the city of Florence is an extension of the classroom. Through courses in painting, drawing, jewelry design, book arts, and fashion design, you'll develop practical studio art skills while exploring the culture and society of modern Italy in an active way: face-to-face, hands-on, and immersed in local Florentine life. Observe Italian customs and engage with the people of present-day Italy in ways that just aren't possible from afar.
The capital of central Italy's Tuscany region, Florence nestles among cypress-clad hills and famous wine country. Many recognizable Renaissance artworks were created -- and are still preserved – in Florence, and the city is not only the renowned home of greats like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Galileo, but also boasts sophisticated couture fashion houses and top engineers. Here, the past and present come together to create an inspiring and dynamic atmosphere for study abroad students and professionals alike. It's an international city with a small-town feel.
For a study abroad student in Florence, CEA provides unique academic experiences unavailable anywhere else: Watching conservators preserve celebrated Renaissance paintings and sculptures, meeting representatives of a local anti-Mafia organization, learning about the fashion trade from a national buyer, and discussing Florence's role in the global marketplace with local business owners. You will attend classes in Florence's vibrant streets and squares, analyzing Raphael's masterpieces in the Uffizi Gallery in the morning and learning about wine pairing in the afternoon. Allow Florence to teach you through experience and examination.
Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to study abroad, however, some SRU international partner institutions may require a higher GPA
There is no class level requirement for study abroad at SRU
Disciplinary files will be requested from the Office of Student Conduct, for each applicant, and will be taken into consideration during the review process.
Please make sure to check with the Financial Aid (if applicable) for academic and other requirements that pertain to potentially receiving aid during your study abroad experience.
To apply for this program use the green 'Apply Now' button at the top or bottom of the page. You will be prompted to log in after which you will be directed to the SRU study abroad application forms and other requirements. Once you have completed all required items, and your application has been reviewed and approved, you will be instructed to begin an application directly in the CEA application portal. Please do not begin an application with CEA until you have been first approved by SRU.