Students studying art abroad

Study abroad experience in Italy

“By participating in the Studio Art College International (SACI) program, our students are gaining priceless art experience, while having an opportunity to visit and learn from another part of the world.”
~ Erin Palmer Szavuly, Associate Professor

Lourdes University is a member of the SACI Consortium, a group of distinguished institutions of higher education.  Founded in 1975 by American Artist Jules Maidoff, SACI is an educational institution located in Florence, Italy, offering accredited university-level instruction in studio art, design and the liberal arts. SACI provides American students an opportunity to experience study abroad in English taught courses by both European and American faculty.

There are multiple programs to choose from:

  • Academic Semester Abroad (Fall or Spring)
  • Academic Year Abroad
  • Late Spring/ Summer – 4 week sessions
  • Non-credit summer study (one class)

A sample of coursework offered at SACI:

  • Art Courses in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Fresco, Sculpture, Ceramics, Illustration, Video, Jewelry Design, Batik, Weaving and more…
  • Art History
  • Archaeology
  • Performance (Drama)
  • Italian Language

Scholarships are available! Contact Erin Palmer Szavuly for more information.