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Summer in Italy: Santa Reparata International School of Art

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.

Program Dates

SRISA has two summer sessions. Students may enroll in one or both sessions.

DatesSummer Session ASummer Session B
Arrival Date May 22, 2019June 26, 2019
OrientationMay 23, 2019June 27, 2019
Classes Begin May 27, 2019July 1, 2019
Student ShowJune 21, 2019July 26, 2019
Departure DateJune 22, 2019July 27, 2019
Deadline to ApplyMarch 15, 2019April 15, 2019
Payment Deadline
April 20, 2019May 20, 2019


Students earn 3 to 6 credits per session at SRISA and may chose studio courses or lecture/seminar courses. Among the courses offered in 2019 are the following:

Session A:

Art History

Fine Arts (Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Book Arts)


Italian language and literature


Session B:

Art History


Fine Arts (Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Book Arts)


Italian language and literature


Political Science

See the SRISA site for a complete list of courses offered.


Housing at SRISA

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

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


See the SRISA website for program fees based on your program options.

Session A:

Studio Arts Course tuition: $2015

Lecture and Italian courses: $1545

Housing: $995 to $1195

Activities Fee: $500

Transcript of Record Fee: $250 (required)

Program Deposit: $500 (deducted from above)

Application processing fee: $70

Note: Students may enroll in two courses per session, only one of which can be a studio art course. Those who enroll in two courses per session will receive a second course discount of $200.

Students should contact the Office of Global Engagement for a detailed budget after deciding upon their program with SRISA.


  • Sophomore standing or above
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at beginning of program
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Good standing with OCU

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Please contact the study abroad office to request a final budget based on program you plan to attend at SRISA.

Contact the Study Abroad Office