This study abroad program sends you to the artistic heart of Italy, Florence. With courses available in everything from art history to international business, you'll be able to take classes in your major while you have the opportunity to find out what life in Florence is really like.

Program Highlights

  • Study abroad for one semester or a full year at the Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA).
  • Live in apartments shared with other program participants.
  • Take an Italian language course (any level) to truly experience the culture and people of Italy.
  • Participate in organized field trips, and social and cultural events with Italian college students.
  • Experience the brand new 3D and 4D Sculpture Studio located in Via Santa Reparata, where you can create ceramics, small metals, and be involved in other 3D courses.
  • Learn more about SRISA!

Program Details

Required Forms & Deadlines

Before submitting an application to SRISA, you must first meet with Josh Fess, Assistant Director for Study Abroad Programs in the CIE.

Complete the following steps directly through SRISA:

Submit the following documents to the Center for International Education:

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring Semester: October 15
  • Fall Semester: March 15


Travel Documents

A valid passport and visa are required for this trip. For long stay visas beyond 90 days, please download and fill in the Long Term Application Form


Costs for one semester:

The cost of a semester in Italy is equivalent to the cost of Nazareth University tuition; the cost of accommodations is paid directly to SRISA.

The costs include:

  • Tuition
  • 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Some art supplies
  • SRISA student ID
  • Orientation and welcome dinner
  • Housing in shared apartments
  • Institute facilities
  • Cultural activities
  • Some day and weekend field trips
  • Italian cooking or wine tasting lesson

*Please note: Students are required to pay a $500 security deposit when applying that is fully refundable upon completion of program based on room condition.

Students are responsible for their own meals. Living quarters include well-equipped kitchens. The program fees also do not include: travel to/from Italy, textbooks or course materials, cell phones, meals, course lab fees, and optional excursions and activities.

A Resident Director, student services coordinators, and a housing coordinator are available to students

Financial Aid

Students' financial aid can be applied towards the cost of their time abroad. Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid. Students from other institutions should contact their respective Financial Aid Office.


Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements. Students traveling together on the specified dates are responsible for their own transportation to the school.

Refund Policy

The refund policy is in accordance with the Student Accounts policies of Nazareth University.


Visit Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) to see courses available for upcoming semesters.

The program combines a mandatory 3-credit Italian language course (all levels available) with other courses in art history, economics, international business, history, political science, literature, media studies, and visual arts. Courses integrate local resources and immerse students in the Florentine environment through on-site learning. Field trips are included, arranged by program faculty.


Students are assigned space in double rooms in apartments shared with other program participants. All apartments are within walking distance of SRISA and furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, and communal living space. Apartments usually do not have telephones; cellular phones may be rented from SRISA. The Office of Student Services is available throughout the term to provide assistance with housing needs, maintenance and utilities.


Excursions are plentiful and immersive in all aspects related to Italian culture, language, food and more. 


Studying Abroad: A Gateway to the World

Studying Abroad: A Gateway to the World

Addison Wallace '25 spent the Fall 2022 semester in Florence. Read about her experience here.

Experiences Abroad

    View of Ponte Vecchio

    At A Glance

    Term: Fall or Spring

    Program Level: Undergraduate

    Program Type: Academic; Art Internships available, only

    Major(s): Open to all Majors

    Language Requirement: None

    Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5