Located in Florence's Oltrarno district, the Accademia Italiana is situated directly across from the famous Pitti Palace, and is just steps away from the Ponte Vecchio and the Galleria degli Uffizi. Numerous art galleries, fashion boutiques, and monuments of international acclaim surround the campus, allowing students the chance to experience all that Florence has to offer. Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and you may find Florentines are fiercely and justifiably proud of their place in history. You do not need to speak Italian to attend the Accademia Italiana. There is a wide range of courses to choose from, which are taught both in Italian & English. Many of these courses provide deep insights into Italian culture and focus on the unique history and traditions of Florence and Tuscany. Art/design courses are open to all students, integrated with Italian and other international students. If you have no background in these areas, you may enroll in beginner courses. Although most introductory art and design (300 level and below) courses are taught in Italian, these courses either have instructors who speak English or assistants who can facilitate communication.
If you have the urge to study abroad in one of the world’s most famous and historic cities, then Rome is the place to go. Arcadia in Rome combines academic learning inside the classroom with experiential learning on the streets and with the people of this daunting yet friendly cosmopolitan capital. Experience the beauty and wonder of the Eternal City at the Arcadia Rome Center. Together with our academic partner, the Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, you will have a wealth of course options and support available to you. Two mandatory courses on Italian language and culture are offered in addition to your choice of two to three electives.
Study in beautiful Andalucia at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas and the University of Granada in Spain! The picturesque university city of Granada will captivate you with its mountain vistas and palatial Moorish architecture, its unique spirit and its poetic echoes while you spend a semester or academic year studying Spanish language skills and various other courses. Arcadia in Granada is a unique program that allows for a great variety of learning opportunities. You will have the opportunity to enroll in a wide variety of courses ranging from Spanish language and cultural studies, to special courses taught by Arcadia Center Faculty in the area of Environmental Studies. All students are required to take Spanish language as participants in the Arcadia in Granada Program. Depending on the level you achieve during the placement test at orientation, you will pick the Spanish classes and other electives that are right for you.