Italy | Minneapolis College of Art and Design


Cityscape in Italy

In the birthplace of the Renaissance, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze provides an unparalleled opportunity to encounter art as an immersive experience.

If you're looking for an abundance of art, history, and an exceptionally charming culture, Florence is the place for you. Walk the same streets—and school hallways—as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and Dante and just try not to be inspired.

Student Testimonial “I decided to go abroad to enhance my education and resume. I also had never traveled outside the U.S. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for that. Florence is an amazing place. The city's full of interesting people of all walks of life. You can learn as much about yourself as you can about the people who lived there 400 years ago.” –Sharon Murphree ‘18

Program Details
School Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze
Semester Offered Spring semester
Tuition Same as your MCAD tuition; there's no extra tuition cost to study off-campus
Housing Included in program, furnished
  • Airfare: $1,000
  • Housing: Free!
  • Insurance: $53/month
Costs are approximate and subject to change
Classroom Experience Includes a three-week intensive Italian-language course
Location Florence, Italy
Official Language Italian
Majors All majors
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Junior standing (60 credit minimum)
  • Must obtain student visa prior to arrival