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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 04/01/2024
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2024-2025 04/01/2024
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 11/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Miranda Behrends, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Miranda Behrends, College of Engineering: Madison Barnes, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Kat Stoddard Type of Program: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Apparel Studies, Architecture, Art, Communication, Computer Science, English, European Studies, Graphic Design, History, International Relations, Italian, Journalism, Photography, Political Science Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester, Varies
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language of Instruction: English
Open to non-U of A students?: No Open to Graduate Students?: No
Housing Options: Apartment COVID-19 Vaccination: Vendor strongly recommends (Arcadia); https://studyabroad.uark.edu/pandemic-studyabroad/
Program Description:

AI Florence Arcadia
Art, Design & Fashion in the Artistic Heart of Italy

Do you have a passion for fashion? Are you eager to explore your artistic talents in one of the most famous and world-renowned seats of creative learning? Look no further than the Accademia Italiana in Florence, one of Europe’s premier institutes for art and design - from graphics to textiles and everything in between. Located in two beautiful renaissance buildings directly across from the famous Pitti Palace in Florence's Oltrarno district, just steps away from the Ponte Vecchio, this seat of learning will excite, motivate and inspire you immediately.

You’ll choose four courses from a wide range, along with an Italian language course at your level. You can also take advantage of a Virtual Internship Option: Replace one elective course with a virtual internship through Arcadia to add international professional experience to your resume. See the Internship Placement Guide for information about placement details.

 
  • Courses are offered in English and Italian so whatever your language or artistic skills level you’ll be able to attend
 
  • Combine liberal arts courses and Italian history and culture with strong offerings in studio art, photography, fashion, graphic arts, interior, and industrial design and textiles.
 
  • Spring Semester students might get the opportunity to work behind the scenes on Accademia Italiana's most impressive fashion show.
 
  • Students from all over Italy and the world come to Florence to study at Accademia Italiana, bringing exciting diversity to your experience.
 
  • For higher-level art and design courses, you may be asked to submit a portfolio.
 
  • Arcadia's Orientation will help settle you into your exciting experience and bond with staff and other students - it includes a visit to a traditional Tuscan estate, replete with vines and olive groves. 
 
  • Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses, through Arcadia's planned Excursions and Activities.

WHY ARCADIA?

Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.