You will receive individualized support from ASA’s advisors and staff throughout your program application process, while you are abroad, and when you return.
Before you depart we will work with you and the staff at your home institution to help you prepare for your time abroad and help you maximize your experience in your host country. You will receive a detailed pre-departure orientation guide which will help you know what to pack, what to expect when you arrive, and how to stay safe while abroad.
Once you arrive in Florence you will participate in our onsite orientation with the other ASA students in your group. ASA’s site director will introduce you to your host city and culture through orientation and multiple events during the program. Our intentionally small group sizes allow ASA’s students to get to know one another and are an aspect of our programs for which our alumni consistently express their appreciation. You will have opportunities to meet other students and lots of new people through your classes, social events and optional language partners.
ASA programs include excursions, volunteer opportunities, housing, meals, academic credits, transcripts, airport pick-up on arrival, medical insurance and more! Contact ASA or your advisor to learn about ASA’s Price Guarantee for all of our programs.
"ASA was very involved in the entire study abroad process. They give you more than the typical study abroad package. ASA is always available to answer questions and help you through the entire study abroad process."
- Ashley Grewe, University of Minnesota, Duluth
From museums, parks, trails and city squares (piazzas), you will continuously find new things in Florence to experience. Study in the heart of Tuscany at Florence University of the Arts (FUA). FUA is a private Italian institution situated in the historic center of Florence that encourages students to challenge themselves to discover their academic potential through experiential learning and projects inside and outside of the classroom. You will choose up to two classes for this intensive 6-week program.
Electives are taught in English in a number of different subject areas including: Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, Global Studies, Italian Studies and Linguistics, Life Studies & Human Services, Sciences & Mathematics, Business, Communication & Publishing, Food & Wine Studies, Hospitality, Sports & Health, Fashion & Accessories, Visual Arts. If you choose to take Italian language classes, language level placement exams are taken at the beginning of the program. Italian language classes are offered at all levels. Volunteer opportunities are available. A full list of classes for this program can be found on the ASA website through the link at the top of this page.
"My time spent abroad was absolutely amazing, and I give
a lot of credit to ASA for making it the best it could be."