For over 35 years SRISA has collaborated with universities, colleges, and recruiting agencies that have sought out a challenging and rewarding studio art, design, and liberal art program in Florence. SRISA’s staff has a deep understanding of the curricular needs of such course offerings and is able to provide facilities and services for groups of any size.
Every institutional relationship is unique and structured to address each program’s student, faculty and administrative needs.
FACULTY-LED ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS These programs are hosted during a semester. The Faculty Leader of the program normally teaches one or two courses. SRISA Faculty provides additional courses in order to fill out the 14-16 credit hour semester. All semester programs should follow the SRISA calendar, however, exceptions can be made.
FACULTY-LED SUMMER PROGRAMS These programs are hosted in May, June, and/or July. The Faculty Leader of the program normally teaches one or two courses. Additional SRISA Faculty taught courses could be added so that students earn six credit hours. Schools may offer programs annually or on a biennial schedule.
The summer course 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 intermix with other students and faculty from other programs.
SERVICES AVAILABLE TO COLLABORATING PROGRAMS • Classroom, Studio, Gallery, Computer Facilities • Housing Service • On-Site Staff Assistance • Field Trip Coordination • Art and Culture Seminar
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 35 years hosting over 50 different programs and universities and bringing over 100 visiting faculty to teach. Most of our partners agree that collaborating with SRISA eased the endeavor of taking students abroad thus allowing faculty to focus on teaching.