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Florence University of the Arts - Winter

  • About the Program

    About the Program

    Stony Brook offers students the opportunity to intern or to have an experiential learning opportunity for two and a half weeks in Florence. The professional experience offered at FUA is not only for Italian speakers, though having Italian language skills is a plus!


    • Internships
    • Experiential Learning Projects

    Location Florence, Italy
    Program Type Partner University Program, Internship/Experiential Learning
    Program Term Winter
    Program Dates January 3 - 19

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  • Program Details

    Course of Study

    Students will select from the following options:

    Option A: 3 credit experiential learning

    Option B: 3 credit internship

    Option A, Experiential Learning: In addition to regular lecture hours, students will be involved in learning by doing thorough real projects and integration with the local population and territory in order to remove cultural and learning barriers as well as to develop a strong likelihood for success in life. The experiential learning hours are fully supervised by instructors who track students step by step during their learning experience, monitor and advise according to student needs, and support student initiative. This unique learning model allows students to benefit from an all-encompassing educational experience based on theory and practice in real enterprises, learning of comprehensive operational processes, problem-solving, leadership, and management. Experiential Learning does NOT require that you speak Italian.   

    Option B, Internship: FUA prides itself on having developed over the years a wide network of internship placements. In order to be eligible for external placements, students must undergo an evaluation by both the internship department and the external placement supervisor. Internships placements are offered in diverse areas and disciplines. Placement areas are determined during the application and interview process. (Students need to provide Cover letter, CV, and material pertinent to the chosen area for the interview). Students selecting internship will require a certain level of Italian language proficiency depending on the placement*. 

    All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency Some internships placements require basic, mid or upper level Italian language proficiency. Experiential learning does NOT require any language proficiency. 
    Program Term Winter
    Living Arrangements All participants are housed in apartments in the vicinity of campus. Housing costs are included in the Program Fee. The FUA Housing Coordinator secures apartments located in the historic city center on behalf of participants. The apartments are each unique, but will include the following features; Within 20 minutes walk of a university building, Common living space with kitchen, Multiple occupancy bedrooms, One bathroom for every four students, air conditioning and a washing machine.

    Additional Information

    Credits earned on this program do not calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University.  Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.

  • Requirements


    GPA 2.8 or higher
    Other Requirements Undergraduates only; all qualified students may apply
    Application Deadline October 15
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee


    Tuition Rate

    $278 per credit for NY residents

    $1,008 per credit for non-residents

    Program Fee $1,700; Includes shared apartment, meal units, international health insurance, internet access.
    Administrative Fee

    $200 (non-refundable)

    International Health Insurance Included in the Program Fee
    Other Fees Personal Expenses: $1,000
    Travel Costs $1,400-$1,800. Flight information will be released by the advisor upon acceptance to the program.
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
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