Your Own Personal Renaissance.

WHY THIS PROGRAM?

FLORENCE (SRISA) WOW FACTORS

• INTERNSHIPS: Apply your learning to the real world
• VOLUNTEER: Give back to the world
• EXHIBIT: SRISA has its own art gallery!

THE ATHENA TOUCH

What makes this Athena?
• FAMILY: Smaller staff and faculty get to know you like family
• SIZE: Small student-to-teacher ratio
• MISSION: Charitable vibe perfect match

ACADEMICS

ACADEMICS in FLORENCE

WHY WE PARTNER WITH SANTA REPARATA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ART (SRISA):

SRISA feels like family, and that’s what we strive to give our students. This
very personal, high-quality art and design school matches perfectly with our mission at Athena.

HISTORY:

Founded in 1970, SRISA has become one of the top art and design schools in Italy. SRISA focuses on personalized instruction & experiential learning – two vital parts of quality study abroad.

EXPERIENCE:

The program, which is at the smaller of the two Athena Florence campuses, is enhanced with extra-curricular activities, art exhibits, field trips, cultural seminars, beyond-the-classroom learning, museum visits, student art shows, and fashion shows.

HIGHLIGHT: Internships

What better way to gain internship experience than doing it abroad? Internship options range from photojournalism, fashion design, art, marketing, child education, and more!

HIGHLIGHT: Exhibit Your Work

SRISA has its own art gallery open to the public where students can exhibit their work for all to see!

COURSES

Courses have the following % breakdown:

COURSESGeneral % Offered

HUMANITIES

45%

ARTS

45%

SOCIAL SCIENCES

5%

BUSINESS

5%

LAELLE BUSCH

Overseas Advisor - SRISA

Laelle joined the SRISA team in 2009. Laelle studied abroad in Florence while in college and immediately fell in love with the city’s culture, art, food, landscape, and people.

COURSE QUESTIONS

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STUDENT LIFE

FIELD TRIPS & EXCURSIONS

We know you’ll love Florence, but that doesn’t mean you won’t want to check out other amazing areas around Italy. We’ll help with that, too! Athena includes two field trips for semester students, and one field trip for summer students. Possible field trips could include:

• Venice
• Tuscany
• Turin
• Bologna
• Rome
• Cinque Terre
• Milan
• Naples, Sorrento, and Pompeii

HIGHLIGHT: Volunteer

Give BACK to the world while you’re getting so much FROM the world! We have volunteer opportunities available when you attend Athena’s SRISA campus.

HOUSING

• The program package includes housing in double-occupancy rooms in a shared apartment; single rooms are available upon request for an additional fee (limited availability and cannot be guaranteed).
• Apartments are fully furnished and equipped, complete with a living area, 2 to 3 bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen. Kitchen and bathroom are typically shared by all roommates.
• Apartments are conveniently located, and in close proximity to the school and the city center, within a mere 5-20 minute walk or bus ride. So, you’ll be close to everything!

FAQS

Will I be able to travel?

Yes!  We do include field trips and excursions for both the summer and semester programs.  If you are looking for independent travel, you will also be able to travel during your free time if you choose.

How many students are on the program?

A typical semester program will have anywhere from 30-60 students and the typical summer program will have 50-100 students.  This makes for an incredibly personal and high-quality study abroad experience, things we at Athena pride ourselves on.

What is the food like?

Amazing!  Florence will have many traditional Italian dishes, such as pastas, pizzas and fresh vegetables.  Also, desserts are very important, so you will make sure you become familiar with gelato or pastries!

Vegetarians: Athena’s resident vegetarian gives Florence an 8 out of 10 for being vegetarian friendly!

Can I room with my friend?

Yes!  You can certainly request who you would like to have as your roommate.  This is done after you are accepted into the program; you will note this in your housing request forms.

How do I get to Florence?

You will fly into Florence, Italy.  The airport is not far from the school and housing.

Do you provide flights?

We have partnered with STA Travel, an incredible student-focused travel agency.  The good people there will be able to help all Athena students arrange flights overseas.

BLOGS

Past students have shared their experiences through blogs. Check them out to get first-hand accounts of what life is really like!

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WHAT'S FLORENCE REALLY LIKE?

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THE CITY

CITY HIGHLIGHTS

What’s Florence Like?

You’re in for a treat. Florence is one of the most popular places to study abroad for a reason. The art, the culture, the incredible historic city streets – it becomes part of you while you are there. Florence was the heart of the Italian Renaissance, where artists such as Michaelangelo and DaVinci roamed the streets. Before that, Florence was a Medieval powerhouse. These two eras’ distinct vibes live on through the priceless works of art and incredible architecture that you will take in, as you stroll the cobblestone streets.

CITY PERKS

Tons to do without big-city hassles … easy travel to other European gems.

WEATHER

  • HOT SUMMERS: It has hot, humid summers with little rainfall. Surrounded by hills in a river valley, Florence can be hot and humid from June to August. As Florence lacks a prevailing wind, summer temperatures are higher than along the coast.
  • COOL WINTERS: Winters are cool and damp. Rainfall dominates in the winter, with some snow
  • WARMEST MONTH: The warmest month is July, with an average temperature range 63–88 °F.
  • COLDEST MONTH: The coldest month is January, with an average temperature range of 35–50 °F.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Nearly 1/3 of the world’s art treasures reside in Florence, according to UNESCO.

DID YOU KNOW?

During World War II the Germans destroyed all of the bridges in Florence except the Ponte Vecchio as it is alleged Hitler declared it too beautiful to demolish.

MORE INFO ON FLORENCE

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DATES & PRICES

SUMMER 2017

May 22 – June 17 | June 20 – July 19 | May 22 - July 19 (Both Sessions)

$3,990 - 3 Credits, 1 Session | $7,790 - 6 Credits, 2 Sessions | A La Carte Add-Ons: + $1,200 Extra Courses

APPLICATION DEADLINES: March 1, 2017 (June) |April 1, 2017 (July)
You will take 1-2 courses for 3 credits each
You can combine the sessions for an 8-week program
Optional A La Carte Add-On: Extra Courses

FALL 2017

August 24 - December 15

$14,490

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15, 2017
You will take 4-5 courses worth 3 credits each
Can combine with another session before or after your semester, with a $300 discount per added session

SPRING 2018

Early January - Late April

Price TBA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2017
You will take 4-5 courses worth 3 credits each
Can combine with another session before or after your semester, with a $300 discount per added session

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • TUITION YES
  • ACCOMMODATION YES
  • EXCURSIONSYES
  • AIRPORT PICKUP ARRANGEMENTNOT
  • 24-HOUR EMERGENCY LINEYES
  • ONLINE ACCOUNT MANAGEMENTYES
  • HEALTH INSURANCEYES
  • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT FROM SRISAYES
  • CONTRIBUTION TO CHARITYYES
  • MEALSNOT
  • FLIGHT NOT

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TERMS

SEMESTER: Spring or Fall
SUMMER: 4 Weeks in June or July, or 8 Weeks for Both Terms

ELIGIBILITY

GPA: 2.8 or higher
GRADE LEVEL: Sophomore or higher

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