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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Apartment (shared) Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Culture, Design, Fashion Design, Italian, Liberal Arts, Product Design, Studio Arts
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
AI Florence Arcadia

Focus your creative talents and explore the Italian way of life with a summer in Florence

How about a summeformerly separate programs):

  • Intensive Design (6 credits) – Learn what it takes to create a stylistically consistent collection and how to develop your creativity in the production and design of clothing in Fashion Design, or explore an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of Italian Industrial and Product design.
  • Italian Language and Culture (3-6 credits) – Dive into courses across disciplines in the Liberal Arts, Studio Arts & Design, or Fashion Design and embrace the language and culture that surround you.

You'll also participate in the Arcadia Italy Weekend: A tailored weekend trip for all Arcadia students coming to Italy to enhance a sense of belonging to the Arcadia community. Students will explore hidden areas of Italy (among the Abruzzo, Marche or Romagna's countryside) that are off the beaten tracks and authentic.

The weekend will provide walking tours, cultural activities and food experiences to immerse students in the Italian culture. It will also be an opportunity to create connections among students in different areas of Italy and encourage exchange visits in reciprocal cities.


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 visit the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.