• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• At the time of application, students must have completed one semester at a US college or university.
• 2.75 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• All majors welcome to apply; preference given to Art majors.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Arts and humanities

Classroom Language




Program Duration

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

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2016-17  3/4/2016
Year 2016-17  3/4/2016
Spring 2016-17  9/9/2016
Summer 2017 Session II 2/17/2017
Summer 2017 Session I & II 2/17/2017
Summer 2017 Session I 2/17/2017
Fall 2017-18  3/2/2017
Year 2017-18  3/2/2017

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Italy, Florence
Studio Arts College International (SACI)

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Seek artistic inspiration in beautiful Florence, Italy, studying at Studio Arts College 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.