• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• All majors welcome to apply; preference given to Art majors. Students must have matriculated at UW-Madison for at least one semester.
• 2.75 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students. Other students apply directly to SACI.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Arts and humanities

Classroom Language




Program Duration

Fall: Early September to Mid December
Spring: Early January to Late April
Academic Year: Early September to Late April
Summer Session I: Mid May to Late June
Summer Session II: Late June to Late July
Summer Session I & II: Mid May to Late July

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2014-15  9/26/2014
Summer 2015 Session I 2/20/2015
Summer 2015 Session I & II 2/20/2015
Summer 2015 Session II 2/20/2015
Fall 2015-16  3/6/2015
Year 2015-16  3/6/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Italy, Florence
Studio Art Centers International (SACI)

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Seek artistic inspiration in beautiful Florence, Italy, studying at Studio Art Centers International (SACI), one of the leading overseas institutions in the areas of studio art, art history, art conservation, design, and Italian language and culture. SACI offers a wide variety of courses, with emphasis on traditional art practices. Spend a semester or summer immersed in the art and culture of Florence.

For over thirty-five years, SACI has proved to be a stimulating environment for the serious student of art, art history, art conservation, design, and Italian language and cultural studies. The undergraduate student body at SACI is mostly made up of US college-enrolled students; it also includes students from all over the world. Classes are taught in English.

Students in both the semester and academic year terms have opportunities to exhibit their artwork at SACI. The academic year abroad program culminates in a major end-of-year student exhibition that serves as an opportunity for many students to display their work.

Not sure where Florence is? See it on a map here.