Welcome to Florence

SACI’s mission is to provide college-level students a challenging and life-enhancing experience in traditional and contemporary liberal and studio arts in Europe.

SACI provides students direct access to centuries of European culture through a wide range of courses and experiences. After temporarily closing its doors, SACI is once again welcoming students to Florence to study art and design in the birthplace of the Renaissance. The new art + design curriculum, which builds upon the foundations laid by the previous SACI program, pays homage to what has come before, while imagining what comes next. We have re-envisioned a curriculum that places open-ended enquiry at the meeting point of creative practices, contemporary discourses, and historical context.

Applications for studying art or design in Florence in Fall 2023 are open.