Study Abroad & Exchange

Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

The MICA@SACI Program in Florence, Italy is an interdisciplinary program that combines advanced independent studio work with the unique academic and studio electives of Studio Art College International.


SACI at-a-glance

Program website

SACI scholarships for MICA students

• Location:  Palazzo dei Cartelloni, Florence, Italy

• Application due dates by term:  for Fall:  March 1  /  for Spring:  September 15  / for Summer: May 7

• Terms available:  Fall, Spring, or Summer 

• Program dates:  Fall:  early September to late December  /  Spring:  early January to late April

• Fine art, design, and humanities courses - visit the SACI course listings page

• Special program features:  6-credit hour honors studio led by a MICA faculty member;  onsite academic and administrative support; cultural excursions; access to studios;  cultural immersion in the local Florentian community; end-of-the-semester, public exhibition showcasing student work

• Housing:  shared studio flats/apartments

• Language requirement:  None

In close partnership with Studio Art College International (SACI), MICA offers a wonderful opportunity for eligible students to practice art while integrating with the local Florentian culture.  SACI’s academic curriculum offers MICA students the ability to pursue a wide-range of fine art, design, and humanities courses and a 6- credit hour studio, consistent with MICA’a academic standards.  The studio course culminates into a final show at the end-of-the-semester, showcasing student artwork to members of the local community.

For comprehensive program information, including academics and student life, visit the SACI website.

Meet SACI Fall 2021, Faculty-in Residence, Kristine Woods

Kristine Woods (born in 1964 in Chicago, Illinois; lives in New York) works from affect and intellect, inextricably. Current work focuses on abstract sculptures (hand felted wool and papier-mâché), serial weavings, and drawing. Each piece is evidence and explanation: they must be built in order to be considered. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent solo shows include Sparkling or Still, at Geary New York (reviewed in Art Forum), 2019, Such Is, at Janice Guy Mbnb New York, 2019, Regarding & Regardless, at Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018. Woods participated in the group show A Feeling Falls Apart at Geary New York, 2020, NADA’s Chicago Invitational, 2019 Chicago, and The Portrait is Political at BRIC New York, 2019. A recipient of a Creative Capital Artists Grant, she spent the fall of 2018 in residency at Textilsetur Islands, Blonduos, Iceland. She is full time faculty at The Maryland Institute College of Art and lives and works in New York.