International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Universities in Florence

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Areas of Study

College of Business
Accounting & Finance
Arts, Entertainment & Media
College of Communications and Publishing
Creative Advertising
Food Communications and Publishing
Journalism and Book Publishing
Mass Communication
College of Digital Imaging and Visual Arts
Digital Media
Photography - require additional lab fees
Product Design
Video Production - require additional lab fees
Visual Communication - require additional lab fees
College of Fashion, Accessories Studies and Technology
Accessory Design and Technology - require additional lab fees
Fashion Communication and Publishing
Fashion Design and Technology - require additional lab fees
Fashion Merchandising
Jewelry Design - require additional lab fees
College of Fine Arts
Ceramics - require additional lab fees
Classic Photography - require additional lab fees
Mixed Media - require additional lab fees
Painting and Drawing - require additional lab fees
Printmaking - require additional lab fees
Sculpture - require additional lab fees
College of Food and Wine Studies
Baking and Pastry
Dietetics and Nutrition - require additional lab fees
Food & Culture - require additional lab fees
Food, Family & Consumer Sciences
Wine & Culture - require additional lab fees
Wine Expertise - require additional lab fees
College of Global Studies
Urban Studies
College of Hospitality
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Hotel and Lodging Management
Restaurant, Food and Beverage Management
College of Interior Design, Environmental Architecture and Sustainability
Architectural Restoration and History of Architecture
Architectural Studies
Interior and Visual Design
Sustainable Architecture and Design - require additional lab fees
College of Italian Studies and Linguistics
Italian Language
Italian Literature
Italian Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Art History and Architecture - require additional lab fees
Cinema & Theatre Studies
Classical Studies - require additional lab fees
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Dramatic and Performing Arts - require additional lab fees
Geography - require additional lab fees
Music Studies
Political Science & International Relations
Religious Studies
College of Life Studies and Human Services
Environmental Studies
College of Science and Mathematics
College of Sports and Health Studies
Physical Education and Physical Therapy
Sport Sciences

The Florence University of the Arts (FUA) and the Apicius International School of Hospitality (AISH) are located in the historic Palazzo Doni and Palazzo Guicciardini-Strozzi just a few steps from the splendid Piazza Santa Croce in the quarter of Florence that takes its name from the celebrated church. Upon entering the two palaces that house the university, students find themselves in a modern interior in which carefully preserved vestiges of the past manifest themselves in a harmonious environment dedicated to the advancement of artistic disciplines.

Students have the possibility of learning the latest technological procedures of a given media such as video in a lecture hall graced by original Renaissance wooden ceiling beams and other such architectural gems that abound in the interiors and exteriors of both the Palazzo Doni and Palazzo Guicciardini-Strozzi. The study spaces dedicated to the students are very comfortable and include a spacious library with reading room, stations for online research, and an open computer lab composed of twenty workstations featuring internet access. Classes are aimed both at US undergraduates requiring academic credit, as well as an international mix of independent or non-traditional students who are looking for a high quality, structured educational program in Italy.

The Florence University of the Arts is accredited with the Region of Tuscany as delegated by the Ministry of Education, (Accreditation n. 002219_1).

Upon program completion, students will receive a transcript from the Florence University of the Arts. Beginning Fall 2012, students requiring a U.S. transcript will have the option to request a supplemental transcript from the University of South Florida (USF), who serves as the U.S. School of Record for ISA programs held at the FUA/APICIUS. For more information on this option, please contact ISA.

Custom Programs in Florence

Academics vary by program and may be comprised of one or more of the following:
  • A U.S. university-taught course
  • Guest lectures by local experts
  • Visits to local companies or organizations
  • Enrolling in a course at the host university in Florence
  • Service-learning and/or internships