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Semester in Italy

Santa Reparata International School of Art

About the Program

Over the past 45 years, Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) has become one of the top art and design schools in Florence, Italy. SRISA offers accredited programs of study including: academic year, semester, and summer study abroad in Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, and Design. All courses are taught in English, but students may study Italian while at SRISA. SRISA’s highly personalized instruction and experiential learning conforms to the expectations and requirements of an American university curriculum. The SRISA academic program is enhanced with extracurricular activities, art exhibits, field trips, cultural seminars, beyond-the-classroom learning, guest lecturers, museum visits, student art shows, fashion shows, and more.

Quick Facts

  • SRISA is located in the heart of Florence.
  • SRISA’s San Gallo Campus is just 3 minutes walk from the Academia Museum, which houses the David statue by Michelangelo and is Florence’s only public art Academy
  • SRISA is the only art school in Florence with an active Art Gallery with street visibility that is listed as a top Contemporary Art Destination in Florence.
  • SRISA is the only school to have an official partnership with the University of Florence.
  • The average enrollment during semesters is 60-100.
  • The average enrollment in the summer terms is 200-300.
  • All faculty hold office hours and are available to assist students outside of class time.
  • The average student to teacher ratio is 1:8.
Dates/TermFall 2019Spring 2020
Arrival Date August 19, 2019January 9, 2020
Classes Begin September 9, 2019January 20, 2020
Classes End December 15, 2019April 27, 2020
Final ExamsDecember 16-17, 2019April 28-29, 2020
Departure Date December 20, 2019May 2, 2020
Deadline to ApplyApril 1, 2019September 15, 2019

Credits/Classes

All students take 12 US credits per semester.

Courses are offered in the following areas:

  • Art History
  • Communications
  • Contemporary Art
  • Economics
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Merchandizing
  • Fine Arts (book arts, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture)
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Italian, Italian Studies
  • Jewelry Design
  • Literature and writing
  • Photography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Textile Design

See the catalog to see regularly taught courses.

Accommodations

Housing at SRISA

Housing arrangements are typically provided by SRISA for all students enrolled at the school.

Housing Options:

  • Double occupancy room in a shared apartment
  • Single occupancy room in a shared apartment
  • Private apartment
  • Arrange your own housing *

Housing costs include rent, reasonable utility usage, check-in service, staff assistance, and administrative fees.

Students are housed in apartments located within a 20-minute walk from SRISA. All apartments are fully furnished with the essential necessities for independent living.

Apartments are equipped with the following:

  • Kitchen with refrigerator and stove, oven and/or microwave
  • Dishes, pots, pans, flatware, and glasses
  • Bathroom with shower and/or bath
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Internet

Note: Telephones and linens are not provided

Fees

Fall Semester 2019

Charged to OKCU Student Account:

  • OKCU tuition and fees.

Invoiced to student by SRISA:

  • On-campus housing: $3980 (Double Room) $4780 (Single Room)
  • On-campus housing deposit: $500
  • Activity Fee: $500

Additional costs that students pay directly:

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Medical Insurance: OKCU's travel policy may be sufficient. Students should research options based on personal needs.
  • Passport and visa fees, including mandatory Permit of Stay (approximately $230)
  • Local transportation, including travel to and from airport
  • Meals: A meal plan is not offered, but students have kitchen facilities in their housing.
  • Personal expenses

Download cost estimate for details.

Spring Semester 2020

Charged to OKCU Student Account:

  • OKCU tuition and fees.

Invoiced to student by SRISA:

  • On-campus housing: $3980 (Double Room) $4780 (Single Room)
  • On-campus housing deposit: $500
  • Activity Fee: $500

Additional costs that students pay directly:

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Medical Insurance
  • Passport and visa fees, including mandatory Permit of Stay (approximately $230)
  • Local transportation, including travel to and from airport
  • Meals (A meal plan is not offered, but students have kitchen facilities in their housing.)
  • Personal expenses

Download cost estimate for details.

Eligibility

  • Sophomore standing or above
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at beginning of program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Students with a 2.50 to 2.99 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
  • Good standing with OKCU

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • Federal and State Aid typically applies
  • Most OKCU scholarships apply

Download the cost estimate for SRISA to find out what a semester in Florence will cost you.

Contacts at SRISA

Primary Student Contact at SRISA: Michele Iapicco miapicco@srisa.org

Website: srisa.org

Phone: 210-340-2675

  • SRISA Housing

    Students live in shared apartments within walking distance of SRISA.

  • Lobby of main SRISA building

    SRISA offers a variety of photography courses utilizing film and digital cameras.

  • Printmaking studio

    SRISA offers a wide array of visual arts courses, including printmaking.

  • Three women smile together.

    Student activities and field trips offer students great opportunities to make new friends while exploring all corners of Italy . Excursions include Rome, Venice, Milan, Turin, Cinque Terre, Naples, Ravenna, and Sorrento.

Contact the Office of Global Engagement

studyabroad@okcu.edu

405-208-5160 or 405-208-5270

Clara Jones Administration Building, 4th Floor, Suite 438