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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 01-Oct-2021 02-Oct-2021 12-Jan-2022 13-May-2022
Summer 2022 01-Mar-2022 02-Mar-2022 TBA TBA
Program Description:


A Semester in Italy: Accademia Italiana

(for Design and Fashion/Apparel Merchandising students)
For more information on summer programs please see Summer in Italy: Accademia Italiana.

To learn more about Accademia, please follow the link to this website:


Program Features

ItalyWhy Italy?

Accademia Italiana is an international school of art and culture welcoming students from all over the world and from every region in Italy. It is among the most highly qualified European institutes in the field of design, art, and professional training at the university level. It provides students with unparalleled professional opportunities to advance in the fields of art and design.

The Accademia Italiana collaborates with some of the most important art and design universities in the world and with important companies internationally. This international flavor favors cultural exchange and the development of new ideas that have always characterized the activities of the Institute. Today, thousands of ex-students hold important roles within companies, and they have achieved huge successes in the professional and artistic fields world-wide. Fashion students attending the Florence location in Spring Semester have the opportunity to participate in an annual fashion show. The show is a major fashion event in Florence and in Italy, is attended by current top designers, and is an unparralled experience for students.




Florence is Accademia Italiana's oldest and main location. The institution is in Florence's historic center. 




ItalyWhat courses?

For courses offered, visit the Accademia Italiana website or see AI Course List 2021-2022.pdf

ISU registration for the term is a full-time placeholder registration listed as INTED.
For ISU study abroad programs at partner institutions abroad, courses offered for credit are automatically transferred to ISU. Transfer courses are usually listed at ISU with a general ending such as 100, 200, 300, or 400. To determine how these transfer courses are applied to specific degree requirements in your major/minor, speak with your academic advisor. Should you need further assistance or approval from your college regarding any transfer credit issue, contact the college advisor listed here: Transfer Credit Contacts


Cost and Scholarships

ItalyWhat does it cost?

The ISU Program Fee for Fall 2020 is $9,200. The ISU Program Fee includes tuition, fees, airport pick-up service, and ISU's CISI insurance. The ISU Program Fee does not include airfare, housing, food, and all other additional expenses.

The ISU Program Fee is charged to students' ISU bill. The ISU Program Fee is assessed in 2 fees indicated as "qualified" and "other." "Qualified" figures are automatically added to the 1098T tax form that appears on students AccessPlus accounts. "Other" includes all other fees.

For more detail, select the term next to "Budget Sheets" at the top of this page.

Find scholarships here.



ItalyWhere will I live?

Shared student apartments are available. Apartments typically house between 2 to 6 students. Single bedrooms are available. Apartments are furnished and include kitchens.

For more information, see the AI Student Housing Information 2021-2022.pdf

Accommodations: AI Study Abroad Accommodation Prices 2021-2022.pdf


Dates and Contacts


Spring 2022:

01/01/2022 - 05/31/2022

Summer 2022:

06/01/2022 - 07/31/2022

Fall 2021:

09/01/2021 - 12/31/2021

For airport pick-up service, students need to arrive on start date between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM



How to Apply

What else?

To learn more about this program, contact
Marina Reasoner ( or Jen Hogan ( in the College of Design.

To apply, visit AI-updated application.pdf