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Program Highlights

This program is offered as a spring semester program.  Students will take most of their courses through Florence Univeristy of the Arts (FUA). The network of schools is located in the city center, and classes are limited to 25-30 students. All classes are taught in English, adn studetns have access to several computer labs, a library, and study lounges, and exercise facilities. Complementing the academic programs, students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular programming sponsored by SAI and FUA. These include short weekend trips to nearby towns, or events during the week that highilight local culture. In particular, this program is well suited for students in Fine Arts (painting, sculpture, graphic design, drawing), the Humanities and Business. 

Application Requirements

Sophomore standing or higher, Minimum 2.8 GPA

Must fill out Lasallian Consortium Application and SMC Application

Cost (Spring Semester Only)

Tuition & Fees $20,615
Room (Board Not Included) $4,415
Travel (Estimated) $1,500-2,000
Student Visa $144
Books (Estimated) $550
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $1,100
Study Abroad Deposit $600
Security/Housing Deposit $300

(Please note that Estimates are in accordance to the 2012-2013 school year and are subject to change) 

Host University

Florence Univeristy of the Arts (FUA)

Visit the FUA Website

List of courses offered

For pre-approved courses,  Click Here


Students are placed with other (usually US) SAI students in apartments that are privately owned and located in buildings shared by Italian residents.  A typical residence will house 2-8 students, and contains a combination of single and double bedrooms.  The kitchen, bathrooms, and living areas are shared.


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Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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