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Non-US Students

At SACI, we welcome students from all over the world. Here you will find a global community of students seeking a transformative educational experience in an international setting.

In 1975, SACI founder Jules Maidoff had a vision to create the most stimulating and challenging study abroad experience for art students seeking to spend an important part of their education in the world famous city of Florence, Italy. To this day, the dream that lies at the heart of SACI is to bring together artists from every part of the globe within a haven of academic excellence. Cultural exchange between students from all geographic regions is one we believe to be essential for the formation of artists, art historians, designers and art conservators. Our belief has always been that education in the arts should not be limited by political, ethnic, or religious boundaries.

We are deeply proud to have welcomed, over the last 40 years, students from over 70 countries - from Norway to South Africa, Australia to Mexico, and Japan to Egypt.

Become A Part of Our Community

If you are considering applying to SACI, it would be our pleasure to put you in contact with our SACI Alumni in your country, so that you may speak with them about what the SACI experience signified in their own formation.

Whatever your geographic area may be, our admissions staff will always do its very best to assist you through the admissions process and answer any questions you may have.  Please contact the SACI NY Admissions Office or call (1) 212-248-7225 during SACI New York business hours of 9-5 EST.


Application Procedure & Proof of English-Language Proficiency

Refer to the program pages in the Admissions section for general application requirements.

In addition to these requirements, if your native language is not English, and you have not demonstrated English-language proficiency through prior study in the English language at an institution of higher learning, you are required to demonstrate English-language proficiency by achieving the appropriate score on one of the following assessments:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - score of 500 PBT (paper based test), 173 CBT (computer based test), or 60 IBT (internet based test)

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - score of 5.5 or higher

MICHIGAN TEST - score of 78 or better

APIEL (Advanced Placement International English Language) - grade 3 or higher



TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) - score 800 or better

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - British Council - with a grade of C or better

STEP (Society for Testing English Proficiency) - score 2A or better

PTE (Pearson Test of English) - score 53 or better

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