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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Restrictions: Univ. of Idaho applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Areas of Study: Accessories Design, Apparel, Textiles, and Design, Architectural History, Architecture, Art, Fashion Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Italian, Liberal Arts, Literature, Photography, Product Design, Studio Art, Textile Design
Language of Instruction: English, Italian City Size: 100,000 to 500,000, Over 1 million
Click here for a definition of this term Level of Support: High Housing Options: Apartment (Alone), Apartment (Shared)
Class Eligibility: 01-Freshman, 02-Sophomore, 03-Junior, 04-Senior, 05-Graduate, 06-Other Language Courses Offered: Yes
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No language prerequisite Available to Non-UI Students: Yes
Partner Institution: Accademia Italiana
Program Description:
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Additional Academic Information
Programs in Florence:Liberal Arts, Italian Language, Fashion Design, Interior & Product Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Textiles and Studio Art
Programs in Rome: Liberal Arts, Business, Costume Design, Interior & Product Design, Jewelry Design, and Italian Language & Culture

One Year Certificate Programs: 
Florence: Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Fashion Design
Rome: Fashion Design
  • 2.5 GPA

Special Program Features
  • 2 overnight and 2 day trips to historically and culturally significant areas of Italy
  • Many courses include field trips
  • Students can attend the Accademia's fashion show held during the spring semester
  • Fully furnished apartments within walking distance to the Accademia 
  • Students can choose to live with other study abroad students, international students or Italian students

About Accademia Italiana

Accademia Italiana is an Italian art and design institute with campuses in Florence and Rome, Italy. Founded in 1984, AI was the first Florentine school of art, fashion and design operating on an international level, accepting students from all over the world and from every region of Italy.

While students in art and design majors have many options to study abroad in Italy, Accademia Italiana is unique in that it offers them valuable practical and career-related experience as well as the possibility to truly immerse themselves in Italian culture. AI is the only private fine arts university in Florence and in Tuscany authorized to offer Bachelor's degree programs in Fashion, Design and Photography leading to degrees recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education. The AI Rome has the same kind of accreditation. AI’s graduates have gone on to work for top Italian and international design firms and many have received substantial recognition in their professional fields.

The Rome campus is set in the heart of the Eternal City. In Rome, Accademia Italiana offers programs in fashion design, jewelry design, interior &industrial design and photography. In Florence, AI is located directly across from the historic Pitti Palace. The campus offers programs in fashion design, interior & industrial design, graphic design & visual communications, photography & new media. At both centers, AI offers an extensive list of liberal arts and studio arts courses as well as beginner, intermediate and advanced level Italian language courses. US study abroad students may take courses in any of these departments and most students select a variety of offerings from the different departments.

About Italy
Italy is known for its warm people, outstanding cuisine, varied land and seascapes, and unparalleled artistic and historic wonders. It's not surprising that Italy, the country with the most UNESCO world heritage sites in the world, seems to change within the distance of only a few kilometers! Italy's variety never ceases to surprise: from culture, to food, to language, to weather, to landscape, and to personality. With 45 world heritage sites - 47 if you include those found in the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican: two countries are located entirely within the Italian peninsula - Italy is certainly never boring!

Italian Educational System
Italian universities are some of the oldest in the world. Students in Italy begin to follow a career path early on in their education. A bachelor degree program at a university in Italy typically takes three years. This degree focuses mostly on the acquisition of general scientific methods and principles. The bachelor's degree called a Laurea is a first level degree and most students choose to study for five or six years in order to earn a second level degree. This degree is known as a laurea magistrale. Students are required to complete a total of 60 credits for an academic year. On credit equals to 25 hours of work. Most universities in Italy are supported by the State.

2021-2022 Program Fee (includes tuition, on-site orientation, 2 overnight & 2 day-long study trips, discounts to local gyms, bookstores and art supply shops, restaurants, events, 24/7 on-site staff and supervision, selected special activities and excursions) 
One Semester: $8,400
Academic Year: $16,800
Summer $3,500

UI Fees
Application Fee: $150
Registration/Programming Fee: $500/semester
Other expenses students will be expected to cover 
  • Housing
  • Airfare
  • Meals other than those related to specially organized activities
  • Textbooks
  • Art supplies
  • Health insurance 
  • Local public transportation
  • Personal items
UI Priority Application Deadlines
Fall & Academic Year: April 1
Spring: October 15
Summer:                        March 15

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 04/01/2022 04/01/2022 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.