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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
Rolling Admission 01/20/2019 05/09/2019
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Lauren Winogron
Language of Instruction:
English, Italian
Minimum G.P.A.:
Class Standing:
First semester Sophomore, Junior, Second semester Sophomore, Senior
Number of credits per term:
Program Type:
Program Description:

The Program
  • Florence University of the Arts' (FUA) 8 academic divisions represent a unique approach to global and local learning
  • In addition to academics, studying abroad with FUA features several experiential components such as educational field-trips, getting involved in the local culture through community service and volunteer opportunities, and extracurricular activities
Your Host City: Florence
Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is a relatively small city but one whose cultural influence on the world has been enormous. As a wealthy center of finance and commerce in medieval Europe, it was the cradle of the Renaissance. Florence was the birthplace or home, too, of such diverse figures as Dante and Gucci, Michelangelo and Galileo. In the Uffizi Gallery, you can stand and admire Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, The Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, and Titian’s Venus of Urbino, to name but three. Outside, on the streets of the Renaissance city, you’ll pass Brunelleschi’s Duomo and cross the River Arno by way of the Ponte Vecchio, a famous medieval bridge. And if all that history and culture should give you an appetite, Florence also has some of the world’s most refreshing gelato—not to mention fresh seafood, handmade pasta, mouth-watering pizza, and much more.

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Florence University of the Arts website.

Florence University of the Arts offers a variety of courses in journalism, digital media, marketing, business, management, entrepreneurship, food and wine studies, photography, and digital media, fashion studies and technology, art therapy, dietetics and nutrition, cultural anthropology, hospitality and tourism management, etc.

?*Note: the pre-semester Cultural Introduction to Italy class is worth 1.5 Rutgers credits.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Florence University of the Arts and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 12 credits while abroad. The credit translation system between Florence University of the Arts and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at Florence University of the Arts will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  You will receive 3-4 credits per class taken with Florence University of the Arts.  In some cases classes will only be worth 1-2 credits; however this is rare and usually related to art and culture electives.  It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester: Early September – Mid-December
Spring Semester: Late January – Mid-May
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the Florence University of the Arts web page.
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the University and the program dates have been confirmed. 

Accommodations and Meals
Housing assignments are made at the discretion of Florence University of the Arts.  Should you request housing outside of the standard placements, you will be responsible for the pricing difference.  This includes, but is not limited to, placement in single rooms or homestays.

Students have housing options:

You will be housed in shared apartments throughout the historic center of Florence, within a 15-20 walk to Palazzi and FUA facilities - This is the standard housing option. The apartments are fully furnished and fully functional. Utilities are included in the housing cost. The standard layout of the apartments consists of multiple bedrooms, multiple bathrooms (variable), kitchen, living/dining room space. The bedrooms range from single bedrooms for *one occupant to triple bedrooms, with the occasional quad space. Shared bedrooms host 2 to 4 occupants. Although apartments have similar facilities, no two apartments are alike. They are not all located in the same neighborhood, but are all within walking distance to campus or the nearest bus route.

*Homestay - In a homestay, students will live with a host family and be immersed in the Italian culture and language. Breakfast and dinner are provided Monday through Thursday by the host family. It should be noted that not all host families are a nuclear family with parents and children. Depending on the families, hosts can vary in terms of age and family situation. Students choosing the host family option live with an Italian family within the greater area of Florence and not necessarily in the historic city center. Although the location will be easily connected, most home-stays require a short bus ride to reach the city center and school. Meals will be served at a specific time and students are required to attend dinner, thus punctuality is important as well as notifying in advance the host family when students wish to dine out.

(*at an additional cost, and limited availability)

Financial Information
For more information on the total cost of the program go to the top of this page, locate "Budget Sheets" and click on the appropriate term.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid please visit the Finances Section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad policies.

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Rutgers Global–Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.   For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.