Late Spring and Summer
Late Spring and Summer Programs at SACI
SACI’s late spring and summer programs offer the chance to experience Florence at its best, and include a wide range of study and cultural opportunities that will elevate your art and enrich your life.
Summer in Florence: The Study Abroad Experience at SACI
It may be a short term, but our late spring and summer programs are filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences in a city that is one of the great artistic and cultural hubs of Europe.
SACI's facilities are located in the heart of Florence, just steps away from Michelangelo's Medici Chapel, Fra' Angelico's masterpieces in San Marco, the colorful central market, and Florence's Duomo. Field trips to Pisa, Arezzo, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, and Fiesole are a regular part of the program and are open to all late spring and summer students. Art History course field trips visit all the major museums of Florence (including the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Pitti Palace) as well as masterpieces in the churches and monasteries in and around the city.
During the summer months, Florence also offers a remarkable range of cultural and popular events and activities. You can experience the famous Calcio in Costume, during which the different quarters of the city compete in what is considered to be the ancestor of modern soccer. There are also regular outdoor evening film and music festivals, as well as the Estate Fiesolana, which includes concerts, film, and theater held in a Roman amphitheater.
Timing and Course Options
SACI’s late spring term runs for 5½ weeks from mid-May through June. Our summer term runs for 4½ weeks from the end of June through July.
Students take two courses for a total of six credits per term during the late spring and summer terms. Many students choose to enroll for both terms in order to earn twelve credits and take full advantage of their study abroad experience in Italy.
Is a Late Spring or Summer Program Right for You?
Late spring and summer programs at SACI welcome students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities who are seeking accredited summer study, independent non-credit students, as well as students from institutions outside the U.S. who are interested in art, art history, art conservation, design, and Italian language.