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Study abroad in
Florence, Italy

CEA is actively evaluating all Summer and Fall 2020 programs.
Our team is working on a variety of creative solutions to ensure we are able to make as many programs as possible available to you while keeping up with the high standards you expect. We want to thank you for your understanding during this period of time.

What better place to find inspiration than the birthplace of the Renaissance? Florence has cultivated the ideas and inventions of visionaries like Galileo, Leonardo, and Machiavelli. It enabled talents such as Brunelleschi, Dante and Donatello to emerge to fame. More recently, designers like Cavalli, Gucci, and Ferragamo call Florence home. There is something in the air of this central Italian city that sparks creativity. Discover your muse when you study abroad in Florence, where you can learn about art history while gazing at Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, build your artistic portfolio in the city of Michelangelo, be wowed by high-end fashion as you walk down the street, and satisfy your every foodie-and-oenophile dream as you slip into your own Florentine life.

Programs to love in Florence

Programs to love in Florence

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Study + Internship in Florence

Study + Internship in Florence

CEA Florence Center

From fashion houses to design companies to major wine labels, Florence hosts world-renowned brands, small and family businesses, and traditional artisan workshops.  The Study + Internship program in Florence allows you to make steady progress toward your academic degree while developing practical skills in fields such as museum studies, marketing, culinary arts, public relations, design, tourism, and more.  The program incorporates a professional internship placement into your semester or summer study program.  Our strong academic focus,  personalized placements dedicated to meaningful experiences that make a real impact, and multiple options and price ranges - from 8-week summer sessions to a full semester program - allow you to take care of those degree requirements and give your career a boost all while gaining the international experience you’ve been seeking. An Intensive Italian Language track is available in the fall semester, allowing you to quickly improve your language skills and enhance your working relationships.

 

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  • SU
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  • YR
  • Starting at $6,995
Liberal Arts & Italian Culture

Liberal Arts & Italian Culture

CEA Florence Center

Explore the richness of Italian culture as you delve into Florentine life. Engage with locals and learn through hands-on experience at galleries, museums, wine and cheese tastings, local businesses, historic tours, and more.

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  • SU
  • SE
  • YR
  • Starting at $16,495
Social Sciences & Communication

Social Sciences & Communication

CEA Florence Center

In a city historically significant to the Humanities and Sciences, hone your critical thinking skills and analyse intersections of local Italian culture with today’s global society. Courses in anthropology, communication, gender studies, history, journalism, and political science will provide you with practical tools to interpret your own experiences abroad. Your studies will help you develop effective methods of communication for an increasingly globalized world, while staying on track for graduation. 

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  • SU
  • SE
  • YR
  • Starting at $16,495
Marketing & Sustainable Business

Marketing & Sustainable Business

CEA Florence Center

Italy’s fame not only rests on its rich artistic and cultural heritage, but also on important business achievements. Meet representatives of small and big Italian businesses in the food, wine, fashion and luxury sectors to understand how they succeed in a changing market.

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  • SU
  • SE
  • YR
  • Starting at $16,495
Agriculture & Economy

Agriculture & Economy

CEA Florence Center

As one of the European Union’s largest agricultural producers, agriculture accounts for roughly two percent of the Italy’s GDP. Core courses in this program allow you to investigate the agricultural systems, businesses and economics of Italy. Your studies will explore the country’s large-scale production, as well as small-scale, high quality consumer goods. Courses will consider resources and environment, and the effect of local and EU policies.  Your professors will take advantage of Florence’s central location to help you discover Italy’s agricultural heritage and reality as course trips outside the classroom will bring your studies to life.

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  • SU
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  • YR
  • Starting at $16,495
Intensive Italian Language

Intensive Italian Language

CEA Florence Center

Learn Italian in the city that claims to speak it best: Florence. This Fall only program allows you to complete three semesters of Italian language in one, and caters to all levels of Italian speaking ability.

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  • SU
  • SE
  • YR
  • Starting at $16,495
Internship in Florence

Internship in Florence

CEA Florence Center

From fashion houses to design companies to major wine labels, Florence hosts world-renowned brands, small and family businesses, and traditional artisan workshops. The Internship in Florence program allows you to develop practical skills in fields such as museum studies, marketing, culinary arts, public relations, design, tourism, and more. Our strong academic focus and personalized placements allow you give your career a boost while gaining the meaningful international experience you’ve been seeking. 

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  • SU
  • SE
  • YR
  • Starting at $6,595
Art, Culture & Business in Italy

Art, Culture & Business in Italy

CEA Florence Center

An introduction to Italy, this program’s courses offer insights into the richness of Italian heritage and contemporary society. Study the innovation and technique of artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael. Identify and explore contemporary social, political, and cultural phenomena, or delve into the textured cultural histories of Italian food and wine. Even the subtle beauty of the Italian language presents a window onto Italian life. Your summer studies will deepen your knowledge of the bel paese.

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  • SU
  • SE
  • YR
  • Starting at $5,195
Studio Art, Printmaking & Fashion Design

Studio Art, Printmaking & Fashion Design

CEA Florence Center, Santa Reparata International School of Art

Designed for both art and non-art majors, this program challenges you to transform your Italian experience into art. Choose from printmaking, fashion design, painting, drawing, and more; close instruction by practicing artists encourage your contemporary work in response to Florentine traditions. Italy’s history, culture, and art are typical themes of complementary elective courses. Studio art courses are taught at our partner institution, Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA). Semester students choose to attend elective courses at SRISA or at both SRISA and the CEA Florence Center; over the summer you will take courses only at SRISA. At the end of your program, you will exhibit your work at SRISA’s highly visible art gallery.  

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  • Starting at $5,995
What's included in your Program'

What's included in your Program

From housing to excursions, our inclusions make studying abroad easy!
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising
  • Visa & Immigration Advising
  • Financial Advising
  • Tuition and Registration
  • Airport Pick-up
  • On-site Orientation
  • City Tour
  • On-site Staff Support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • International Emergency Service Support
  • Welcome & Farewell Events
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Wellness Activities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Language Exchanges
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Excursions
  • Host Institution Services & Amenities
  • Official Transcript(s)

Rome

Amalfi Coast

Cinque Terre

Siena

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You’ll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation. Here are examples of excursions we have offered most recently.  

Rome

A fusion of ancient, baroque, and modern architecture, tradition and the cutting-edge, Rome has been a center of power, culture, and religion for millennia. CEA guides bring you to must-see sites, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel. Rome truly has something to offer everyone and more-than lives up to its nickname: “The Eternal City.” (Overnight trip)

Turin

On this overnight excursion to Turin, explore royal palaces and the Cinema Museum, wander through Europe’s second-largest collection of Egyptian artifacts, and indulge in decadent gianduia chocolate. Located in the Piedmont region, Turin was the first capital of Italy in the 1860s. Today, the city is a center of industry and engineering; FIAT (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino), Italy’s proud every-man car manufacturer, was founded here. (Overnight trip)

Sorrento, Pompeii and Amalfi

We pack in a lot on this three-day tour, helping you discover a bit of Italy’s southern heritage and culture. Spend a morning exploring the ruins of Pompeii, a Roman city preserved under lava since 79CE, and the afternoon hiking along the coast of Sorrento in lemon groves.  The Campania region of Italy is known for its cuisine, and CEA will take you off the beaten path to a farm to taste the best cheese in the world: fresh buffalo mozzarella. We complete our weekend with a few hours on the beach in Amalfi before heading back to Florence. (Overnight trip)

Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre National Park spans 4,300 acres across five picturesque villages (the cinque terre), connected by hiking paths and a train line. The area boasts delicious basil, lemons, and grapes. Spend a day hiking or at the beach, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the breathtaking stretches of beautiful coastline. Your Instagram followers will be green with envy! (Day trip)

Siena

One of Italy’s most picturesque and international medieval cities, Siena is home to well-preserved Gothic architecture and is the birthplace of one of Italy’s patron saints. Siena may be best known for its annual summer horse races, whose origins go back to the 1300s (Remember the horseracing scene in James Bond’s “Quantum of Solace”?). (Day trip)

Bologna

Bologna is best known for its medieval towers, porticoed streets, and hearty cuisine. It’s also home to Europe’s oldest university, founded in 1088. We will tour the university’s main historical building and its Anatomical Theater, where the first autopsies were performed to train doctors in a university setting. We will treat you to a group lunch before you have time to explore Bologna on your own. (Day trip)

Venice

In magical Venice, sun reflects off the canals that serve as city streets. A visit to the ethereal Church of San Marco will present Venice as a crossroads, where East meets West and beauty flourishes. Here it's impossible not to get lost… but simply embrace it, as Venice offers something surprising and unique at every turn. (Overnight trip)

 

Italian Cooking Class

Prepare a multi-course meal with your friends with instruction from a professional chef. Your hard work will pay off as you enjoy your culinary creations for dinner! This lesson keeps on giving: you will be able to recreate this meal for years to come, savoring the flavors of Italy no matter where you are in the world. Tutti a tavola!

Wine Tasting

Italy is one of the world’s main producers of wine, and the Italian tradition surrounding it is very connected to food and culture. This short lesson, led by a sommelier, will help you on your own journey to wine appreciation by learning about pairing flavors, and the importance of eating while enjoying a glass of wine.

Basket Weaving

Spend a summer afternoon in the rural outskirts of Florence. Surrounded by farm animals and the green hills of Chianti, a master basket weaver and his family will teach you how to craft your own traditional basket, a.k.a. the perfect souvenir of your Italian adventure.

Artisanal Paper Workshop

Florence is world-renowned for its luxury paper products; lucky for you, local artisans are happy to share their techniques and know-how. A master craftswoman will help you create a handmade paper box or journal to remind you of your time in Florence.

Insider’s Florence – Tours and Conversation Opportunities

It can be easy to skim the surface of Florence… but we want you to dig deeper to discover more of our city’s spaces, stories, history and reality. Authorized guides take you to places off the beaten path to see and experience the real Florence and organized meetings with locals will help you learn about its citizens.

Library Tour

Your academic performance in Florence is of great importance to us. To ensure that you have as many resources available as possible, this tour is designed to familiarize you with Florence’s libraries. Pull out your books and join your local peers at the library!

Volunteering Program: CEA C’È

In Italian, CEA C’È is pronounced “chay-ah chay” and means “CEA is there.” Our name for this award-winning volunteer program expresses the goals of this initiative: to be there, to support, and become a part of the local Florentine community that hosts you.

By participating in an individual or group volunteer opportunity, you will enjoy a deeper connection to the local culture and people, profoundly enhancing your experience abroad. Speak to CEA Florence staff while on-site to find the right volunteering “fit” for you.

Past examples include:

  • Serving as English Teaching Assistant
  • Writing articles for a magazine/newspaper for the English-speaking community in Florence
  • Guiding tours of some of the most important monuments in Florence (training provided)
  • Working for a soup kitchen

Language Exchange

Speaking Italian with locals is a great way to better your language skills and make new friends. We’ll team you up with Italian peers in a structured setting so you can practice your Italian and help them practice their English.

AICAP (Academic-Integrated Cultural Activity Program)

AICAP helps you integrate CEA’s cultural activity offerings with the subjects you study in class. This award-winning program places importance on your reflections during and after the activity, which then serve as the basis for a class assignment. AICAP participation counts towards your class grade in selected courses. With this program, CEA motivates you to add a further dimension to your studies by watching, listening, speaking, doing, creating, interacting, feeling, and more. 

Be Active!

Keeping up an exercise routine or working out regularly will help you stay strong and have the energy you need in your “new” everyday.  Florence staff can help you find a gym, identify a running route or group, or even join a local club sport so you can make local friends and have lots of healthy fun doing it!

Resume and Re-entry Workshop

Reflect on the skills and knowledge you’ve gained during your semester abroad and learn how to articulate your growth for your future job searches. At this interactive workshop, we will help you connect your study abroad experience with your career goals, and obtain practical advice to help you transition back to the U.S.

Mobile Journalist Program

Want to build your digital portfolio while you study abroad? Join the Mobile Journalist (MOJO) program! You’ll blog, photograph, and video your experience abroad, then share them on social media.

Alumni Ambassador Program

Your study abroad adventure doesn’t have to end when your program is over. Keep sharing your study abroad love on your home campus…become an Alumni Ambassador! This internship allows you to help other students on their study abroad journeys while gaining work experience and growing your professional network.

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What's included in your Program

Florence Housing

Available:

Semester
Summer

Generally located in the city’s historic center, shared student apartments are suited to students who want to experience Florence independently. Cook scrumptious Italian meals with your roommates in your kitchen, explore the character of the neighborhood that surrounds you, and make your new apartment into a home.

Typical Commute

  • CEA Florence Center: 15-20 minutes walking
  • Santa Reparata International School of Art: 15-20 minutes walking

Meals Included

  • N/A

Roommates

  • 1-3 students per room
  • 2-7 students per apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared single-sex bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Washer only
  • Radiator heating
  • Fans provided

Additional Fees

  • Semester or Summer (Shared Room): No Additional Fee
  • Semester (Single Room): $1,600 - $2,200
  • Summer (Single Room): $400 - $1,000
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Available:

Semester

Choose to live in a CEA apartment along with an Italian university student as one of your roommates. Your Italian roommate will be a true part of your Florentine experience and household, giving you the opportunity to engage more easily in the local community. By choosing to live with an Italian student, you will have a resource to help you make the most out of your time abroad--experiencing Florence and Italy through their eyes, too. The Italian roommate will live in an apartment shared with you and other CEA students.

Apartments are generally located in Florence’s historical center and are perfect for a student who wants to experience Florence as a local, making Italian culture and language a part of their daily life. Who better to learn from than your Italian roommate about: how to make an espresso, where to eat the best pizza, practice Italian, or how to make authentic lasagna? Fantastico!

*Note: There is one Italian university student per apartment, shared with 2-4 CEA students. This housing option has limited availability.

Typical Commute

  • CEA Florence Center: 15-20 minutes walking
  • Santa Reparata International School of Art: 15-20 minutes walking

Meals Included

N/A

Roommates

  • 1-3 students per room
  • 3-5 students per apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared single-sex bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Washer only
  • Radiator heating
  • Fans provided

Additional Fees

  • $500 - $750
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Available:

Semester

Living with a local family allows you to learn so much about the Florentine lifestyle —and Italian family life in general —that you wouldn’t otherwise experience. A homestay will likely mean built-in friends, and will definitely mean that you won’t have to worry about what to make for dinner, how much you’re spending on food, or how you’re going to make your next meal both balanced and delicious! A homestay experience enhances your study abroad experience. Homestays are located in apartments either inside or outside Florence’s historical city center. While public transportation may offer a quicker way to school, you will still be within walking distance of the CEA Florence Center and the partner university.

Don’t worry about needing to speak perfect Italian before moving in with an Italian family: our host families are chosen for their interest in learning about you and your culture, and many have a working knowledge of English, too. While some families are empty-nesters, we do privilege younger families: both offer you an important connection with the Florentine community.

The homestay option will not hinder your freedom with a curfew, and you can even choose to live with a friend of your choice!

The additional fee covers the cost of your meals with your host family, and is nearly the equivalent of what students in standard CEA housing will pay separately for groceries and eating out (minus the fuss!).

Typical Commute

  • CEA Florence Center: 20-25 minutes (including public transport, if necessary)
  • Santa Reparata International School of Art: 20-25 minutes (including public transport, if necessary)

Meals Included

  • Breakfasts: Monday – Friday
  • Dinners: Sunday – Thursday

Roommates

  • 1-2 students per room
  • 1-2 students per Homestay

Unit Amenities

  • Limited kitchen
  • Shared-co-ed bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Washer only
  • Radiator heating
  • Fans available

Additional Fees

  • $1,900 - $2,400
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Semester

Inaugurated in 2018 in a newly renovated building of historical significance, the Palazzo dello Studente is an upgraded alternative to standard student housing.  Students will become part of a lively and hip community of international students, locals and travellers. Only single rooms are available, and residents have access to shared kitchen and laundry space, as well as a rooftop pool and gym. The ground floor also hosts a café and restaurant, and there is a 24-hour front desk. The Palazzo is located along a tram line and is within easy walking distance of the CEA Florence Center.

Typical Commute

  • CEA Florence Center: 25 minutes walking
  • Santa Reparata International School of Art: 10-15 minutes walking

Meals Included

  • Upon arrival, students can sign up for discounted meal plans directly with the administration of Palazzo dello Studente.

Roommates

  • 1 student per room

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Shared laundry facilities
  • Heating & AC

Additional Fees

  • $2,000 - $2,500
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While CEA highly recommends that you choose one of our Florence housing options provided, you also have the option to arrange independent housing. If your ideal housing scenario includes living in a particular neighborhood, having specific amenities or living with a specific person as your roommate, then independent housing could be just the ticket for you.

Use the online housing application form to request permission for this option no later than the application closure date. If your request is approved, you will receive a rebate for your housing payment, however CEA will not provide you with any assistance setting up independent housing. Keep in mind, rebates are not granted to students who move out of their CEA housing or choose to pursue independent living arrangements after the application closure date.

Typical Commute

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What's included in your Program'

Institutions

CEA Florence Center
CEA Florence Center

Founded in 2007, the CEA Florence Center provides instruction in the disciplines of liberal arts, business, and social sciences. Courses turn the city of Florence into a living classroom. Here, you’ll choose from a wide array of courses offered in English, actively improving your language skills while settling into daily life in a city rich in culture and history.

Designed to exploit the educational opportunities that make Florence and Italy remarkable, programs feature courses in art history, anthropology, business, history, gender studies, Italian language, management, marketing, political science, and sociology. Lessons incorporate activities that take you out of the classroom and into the city and community to visit museums, local businesses, food markets, artisans’ workshops, and immigration centers. CEA Florence Center faculty are committed to fostering intellectual and cultural growth, encouraging you to apply classroom learning to daily life experiences and draw connections between formal and informal lessons. Active study allows you to gain a historical, social, and commercial understanding of Florence and Italy, while developing an international cultural fluency that can help you succeed in our increasingly globalized world.

CEA Florence Center courses will urge you to critically reflect upon and articulate your own national, cultural, and social identities. Active class participation provides the opportunity for interaction and collaboration—both critical factors in academic and professional success.

Accreditation

Courses taught at the CEA Florence Center have been designed in conjunction with, and approved by, the University of New Haven (UNH). In addition, faculty appointments have been approved by UNH. After the successful completion of a session at the CEA Florence Center, you will receive credit for your work from UNH. Located in Connecticut, the University of New Haven is a student-focused, comprehensive university that’s fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The agreement between CEA and UNH follows the highest standards of good practice in education abroad and satisfies the rigorous requirements of the University's institutional accreditor, making credits earned at the CEA Florence Center easily transferable to US-accredited institutions. Learn more about UNH's service as the School of Record for CEA

Grading

Professors at the CEA Florence Center will carefully evaluate your work and progress throughout the academic session. When calculating final grades, instructors consider written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation, and exam performance.

The CEA Florence Center uses the following grading system:

CEA Grading Scale (Effective Spring 2017)

Letter Grade

Numerical Grade Low Range

Numerical Grade High Range

Percentage Range

Quality Points

A+

9.70

10.00

97.0 - 100%

4.00

A

9.40

9.69

94.0 - 96.9%

4.00

A-

9.00

9.39

90.0 – 93.9%

3.70

B+

8.70

8.99

87.0 – 89.9%

3.30

B

8.40

8.69

84.0 – 86.9%

3.00

B-

8.00

8.39

80.0 – 83.9%

2.70

C+

7.70

7.99

77.0 – 79.9%

2.30

C

7.40

7.69

74.0 – 76.9%

2.00

C-

7.00

7.39

70.0- 73.9%

1.70

D

6.00

6.99

60.0 – 69.9%

1.00

F

0.00

5.99

0 - 59.9%

0.00

W

Withdrawal

 

 

0.00

INC

Incomplete

 

 

0.00

Completion of a course is defined as a receipt of a letter grade (A+ to F) as opposed to Withdrawal or Incomplete.

In order to determine a quality point ratio, each letter grade from a completed course is assigned a quality point value. The quality point value for each grade earned during a semester is multiplied by the number of semester hours assigned to that course. The sum of these points is the total number of quality points earned during the semester. It is divided by the number of semester hours completed to obtain the quality point ratio (QPR).

Classroom and Information

  • Classes are taught by international faculty, selected by CEA, and approved by the University of New Haven.
  • Faculty are (at least) bilingual in English/Italian and represent diverse backgrounds.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams are administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • You’ll attend class with other CEA students, not with native Italian students.
  • Teaching styles in Italy may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Language and elective course sizes range from eight to 25 students. Small class sizes mean greater individual attention from instructors.

Amenities
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Area
  • Counseling Services
  • Student Health Services
  • CEA Academic Resources
  • Travel Books & Resources
  • Digital Resources from UNH Library
  • Computers
  • Printing Facilities
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Language Learning Services
  • Language Exchange with Local Students
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
Santa Reparata International School of Art
Santa Reparata International School of Art

Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) is an independent, non-profit institution established in 1970. SRISA upholds a strong reputation in studio art and liberal arts instruction, and is comprised of two campuses near the historic convent of San Marco.

SRISA’s hands-on studio art and lecture courses provide an enriching study abroad experience in the city where the Renaissance began. Your classes will expose you to Florence’s rich cultural heritage and encourage you to use Florentine artistic tradition to inform your own work. In addition to the fine arts, SRISA has also created a department dedicated to the study of design.

As a CEA student at SRISA, you’ll have access to drawing, painting, fashion, and photography studios, as well as printing presses after classroom hours. Computers are available for design courses, as is an extensive library.

SRISA professors hail from various countries, though the school’s curricula and class schedules follow a U.S. university model. As SRISA alone is not an accredited institution, SRISA has a School of Record relationship with Maryville University in St. Louis (accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools), which grants credit for courses successfully completed at SRISA during the semester and summer academic programs. In addition to the SRISA transcript, you’ll receive a Maryville University transcript representing the work completed at SRISA. While CEA recommends using the Maryville University course code designations and transcript for credit transfer purposes, it is at the discretion of your home institution to determine the transfer of credit for SRISA courses. Please check with an academic advisor at your home institution for transferability of SRISA/Maryville University credit.

Maryville University & SRISA Course Numbering System

Maryville University and SRISA have a slightly different system for numbering courses. In general, lower division courses correspond to 1st and 2nd year courses at the U.S. university level. Most of these courses do not require pre-requisites. Upper division courses correspond to 3rd and 4th year courses at the U.S. university level. These courses require either a pre-requisite or a placement exam.

Maryville University Course Numbering System

SRISA Course Numbering System

100-299: Lower Division Courses
300-499: Upper Division Courses

1000: Lower level, Freshman
2000: Lower level, Sophomore
3000: Upper level, Junior
4000: Upper level, Senior



Accreditation

SRISA is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education as an educational institution. SRISA is affiliated with a School of Record, Maryville University in St. Louis, which is fully accredited through The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Grading
SRISA instructors carefully evaluate your work and progress throughout the academic session. When calculating final grades for non-studio courses, instructors consider written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation, and exam performance. Students to fail to attend at least 70% of their classes will receive an F for the semester.

SRISA grades are based on a grade point scale with a corresponding letter grade, similar to the U.S. system:

Letter Grade

Grade Points

Verbal Grade

A

4.0

Outstanding

A-

3.7

 

B+

3.3

B

3.0

Above Average

B-

2.7

 

C+

2.3

Average

C

2.0

C-

1.7

 

D

1.0

Below Average

F

0.0

Failure

IN

0.0

“Incomplete” is given at the discretion of the instructor. Incompletes must be made up by the end of the successive semester

CR

0.0

Successful completion of all course work under the credit/no credit option

W

0.0

”Withdrawal” indicates that the student was passing at the time of withdrawal.

EX

 

Expelled


Classroom and Information

  • International SRISA faculty teach your studio, language and elective classes.
  • Assessment is based on participation, exams, and individual and group projects.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor. Students missing more than 20% in a course will receive an automatic “F”, failing grade for that course on their transcript.
  • Teaching styles in Italy may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 10 and 20 students.
  • You will attend class with fellow CEA students and other North American students.

Amenities
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Area
  • University Library
  • Computers
  • Printing Facilities
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Cultural Engagement
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