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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
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  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
A course taken in the summer must meet for a period of at least four full weeks, with a minimum of 35 instructional hours, in order to be eligible for study abroad transfer credit.  
   •    A one-course program must meet for a minimum of four weeks and will yield one transfer credit.
   •    A two-course program must meet a minimum of six weeks, during which both courses meet for at least four weeks each, and will yield two transfer credits.

In general, students may receive no more than two transfer credits per summer program.

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Florence, which combines some of the world's greatest artistic treasures with a surrounding countryside of remarkable beauty, is the ideal place for your summer studies. SACI's palazzo is located in the heart of Florence, steps away from Michelangelo's Medici Chapel, Fra' Angelico's masterpieces in San Marco, the colorful central market, and Florence's Duomo.

Students of diverse backgrounds have benefited from the wide range of study possibilities offered during these short terms to make their time at SACI a season of growth and fulfillment. Art History course field trips visit all the major museums of Florence (including the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Pitti Palace) as well as masterpieces in the splendid churches and monasteries in and around the city. Field trips to Pisa, Arezzo, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, and Fiesole are a regular part of the program and are open to all Late Spring and Summer students. The weather at this time of year makes these trips particularly inviting and enjoyable. Evening events and talks by faculty, distinguished artists, and lecturers also form part of the SACI experience.

During the summer months, Florence offers a remarkable range of cultural and popular events and activities such as: the famous Calcio (soccer) in Costume during which the different quarters of the city compete in this well-known game; the Maggio Musicale, a series of outdoor and indoor events ranging from ballet to opera to symphony concerts; outdoor evening film festivals; and the Estate Fiesolana, which includes concerts, film, and theater held in a Roman amphitheater. The workshop atmosphere of these terms combined with all the above activities make Late Spring and Summer study at SACI a creative and rewarding experience.

This program is currently not accepting applications.