Facilities: lecture classrooms with digital projector, Black & White darkroom, Computer and Media Lab Classroom, Painting and Drawing Studio, Printmaking/Book Arts and Multi-media area.
Housing for students and faculty: Housing costs can be built into program costs or paid individually by students and faculty.
On-Site Staff: SRISA has an extensive staff to assist faculty and students with questions.
Coordination of Field Trips: Faculty can request arrangements be made by SRISA staff. SRISA can assist in making reservations, booking hotels, purchasing tickets and coordinating an itinerary.
School Activities, Service Projects
Assistance with Arrival and Orientation for students and faculty 24-hour emergency assistance
Pre-departure assistance with program coordination
Who can propose a program? More than 50% of programs hosted at SRISA are faculty-led. In most cases the relationship with SRISA begins with the faculty that propose a program to their study abroad office. Most of these relationships continue year after year though faculty may choose to pass along the spot to another faculty member.
Why SRISA? Whether you are faculty or a study abroad administrator you will find that choosing to host your program at SRISA can make the study abroad process much easier without giving up the crucial control over curriculum and program administration. SRISA has specialized in customized programs over the last 30 years hosting over 50 different programs and universities and bringing over 100 visiting faculty to teach. Most say that collaborating with SRISA made bringing students over easier allowing faculty to focus on teaching.
How are most programs structured? Over the course of the summer SRISA hosts numerous programs and agencies. Each program is unique, however there are a number of things that remain the same for most programs.
Summer Programs: Most summer programs run for one month along the same dates of the SRISA programs. Most run May, June and/or July. The dates are pre-established by SRISA so that all visiting programs arrive and depart on the same days. This gives the maximum efficiency for the staff and the opportunity for visiting faculty and students to cross over with other students and faculty from other programs. SRISA offers a cultural program that includes one field trip and numerous walking tours. This is included in the package for each program.
In addition programs can choose to have their students participate in SRISA field trips or to ask for assistance in the organization of private field trips for students and faculty. SRISA communicates directly with staff and faculty regarding supplies, museum cards, museum appointments and housing prior to arrival.
Semester Programs: All semester programs should follow the SRISA calendar, however, exceptions can be made. SRISA can provide a mixture of SRISA courses and Faculty –led courses.
For more information on hosting your program at SRISA please write here.
For over 35 years SRISA has collaborated with universities, colleges, and recruiting agencies assisting programs that offer studio art and academic courses. SRISA staff thus has a deep understanding of the programmatic needs of such course offerings and are able to provide a complete service for groups of any size.
This service includes classroom and studio space, student and faculty housing, filed trips, seminars on Italian culture, complete orientation sessions, library and computer facilities including Wi-Fi access, and staff assistance.
Each relationship is unique and structured to address each program’s student, faculty and administrative needs.
Faculty-led summer programs have their time slot assured for one of the three summer sessions. Schools may offer programs every year or on a biennial schedule. Additional SRISA faculty taught courses can be added so that students earn six credit hours.
Faculty-led academic year programs normally offer one or two courses by the faculty leader and SRISA faculty provide additional courses in order to fill out the 14-16 credit hour semester. For groups of 15 students or more SRISA offers faculty housing.