2023 SUMMER INTENSIVE COURSES

Overview

The 2023 Summer Session application is OPEN!

Accademia Riaci Summer Courses is one of the largest summer programs in Italy, hosting students from all over the world. Learn and enjoy the Italian summer in beautiful Florence. Experience local culture, eat new foods, and meet new people.
Our Summer Intensive program is the perfect opportunity to experience Italian culture in a concentrated period of time, studying in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

COURSE DURATION
  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 4 weeks
  • 6 weeks
  • 8 weeks
  • 12 weeks
2023 START DATES (check-in)
  • May 7・May 21
  • Jun 4・Jun 18
  • Jul 2・Jul 16・Jul 30
  • Aug 6・Aug 27
  • Sep 10

Summer Intensive Courses – Features

  • 1. VARIETY OF SUBJECTS
    Select your favorite subject from the 28 available. It’s possible to combine different subjects.
  • 2. INTENSIVE CLASSES
    Double number of lessons compared to the Standard Courses.
  • 3. HOUSING INCLUDED
    Accommodation in fully-furnished shared apartments (twin or single room available).
  • 4. CLASSES WITH ENGLISH INTERPRETER
    Lessons are taught with free English interpretation service (ask us for other languages).
  • 5. GUIDED ART VISITS
    Discover the great masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance through weekly guided art visits.
  • 6. CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
    Guided trips to the most important towns and cities in Tuscany.
  • 7. BUS PASS
    Reach the school from your accommodation by riding convenient city buses.
  • 8. MEAL VOUCHERS
    Meal and drink vouchers to spend in downtown Florence.
  • 9. WELCOME KIT & WELCOME LUNCH
    Stationery, Florence city map, and a welcome lunch are provided on the first day of classes.



SUBJECTS & FEES (in Euros/€)

Arts, Crafts and Italian Culture
Painting and Drawing・Restoration of Paintings・Shoemaking・Bag Making & Leather Arts・Jewelry Making・Ceramics・Glass Art・Woodworking・Furniture Restoration・Bookbinding・Flower Arrangement・Art History・Italian Language・Enjoy Italy (special course)
Design
Interior Design・Jewelry Design・Fashion Design・Shoe Design・Bag Design・Architectural Design・Furniture Design・Product Design・Textile Design・Graphic Design・Illustration
Culinary Arts
Italian Home Cooking・Gelato Course
1-week Intensive Course: € 1,800.00
  • May 7 – May 13, 2023
  • May 21 – May 27, 2023
  • Jun 4 – Jun 10, 2023
  • Jun 18 – Jun 24, 2023
  • Jul 2 – Jul 8, 2023
  • Jul 16 – Jul 22, 2023
  • Jul 30 – Aug 5, 2023
  • Aug 6 – Aug 12, 2023
  • Aug 27 – Sep 2, 2023
  • Sep 10 – Sep 16, 2023
2-week Intensive Course: € 2,800.00
  • May 7 – May 20, 2023
  • May 21 – Jun 3, 2023
  • Jun 4 – Jun 17, 2023
  • Jun 18 – Jul 1, 2023
  • Jul 2 – Jul 15, 2023
  • Jul 16 – Jul 29, 2023
  • Jul 30 – Aug 12, 2023
  • Aug 27 – Sep 9, 2023
  • Sep 10 – Sep 23, 2023
4-week Intensive Course: € 4,900.00
  • May 7 – Jun 3, 2023
  • May 21 – Jun 17, 2023
  • Jun 4 – Jul 1, 2023
  • Jun 18 – Jul 15, 2023
  • Jul 2 – Jul 29, 2023
  • Jul 16 – Aug 12, 2023
  • Aug 27 – Sep 23, 2023
  • Sep 10 – Oct 7, 2023
6-week Intensive Course: € 6,900.00
  • May 7 – Jun 17, 2023
  • May 21 – Jul 1, 2023
  • Jun 4 – Jul 15, 2023
  • Jun 18 – Jul 29, 2023
  • Jul 2 – Aug 12, 2023
  • Jul 16 – Sep 9, 2023
  • Aug 27 – Oct 7, 2023
8-week Intensive Course: € 9,200.00
  • May 7 – Jul 1, 2023
  • May 21 – Jul 15, 2023
  • Jun 4 – Jul 29, 2023
  • Jun 18 – Aug 12, 2023
  • Jul 2 – Sep 9, 2023
  • Jul 16 – Sep 23, 2023
  • Aug 27 – Oct 21, 2023
12-week Intensive Course: € 12,900.00
  • May 7 – Jul 29, 2023
  • May 21 – Aug 12, 2023
  • Jul 2 – Oct 7, 2023
  • Jul 16 – Oct 21, 2023

Course includes

  • Enrollment fee
  • Tuition
  • Facilities fee (no materials)
  • Orientation
  • Welcome lunch
  • Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder)
  • Bus tickets
  • Weekly guided art visits:
    students will visit the best sightseeing and historical monuments of the city.
  • Housing in a shared apartment in twin or single room*
  • Housing utilities expense
  • Two meal and four drink vouchers per week
  • Cultural trips. Every two weeks.
    (e.g., a trip to Pisa/Siena)
  • English interpretation during the lessons with the teacher and guided visits
  • *Italian Home Cooking and Gelato Courses have different schedules. Please inquire for further details
  • *Art History and Enjoy Italy: Museum admission fees


* SINGLE ROOM occupancy additional fees:
1 week (6 nights): € 250.00
2 weeks (13 nights): € 300.00
4 weeks (27 nights): € 400.00
6 weeks (41 nights): € 600.00
8 weeks (55 nights): € 800.00
12 weeks (83 nights): € 1,200.00

^ Tuition WITHOUT HOUSING:
1-week course: € 1,650.00
2-week course: € 2,520.00
4-week course: € 4,500.00
6-week course: € 6,300.00
8-week course: € 8,400.00
12-week course: € 11,700.00

Not Included

Cost of materials (except for Italian Home Cooking and Gelato Course), transportation costs not related to the lessons, City of Florence Tourist Tax, Wi-Fi (for those who stay in our housing).


HOUSING

Accademia Riaci provides housing for its international students in fully furnished and equipped private shared apartments located in the city of Florence. Each apartment consists of two or three bedrooms (for use of up to four or six persons respectively) with a kitchen, living room, and bathroom (private bathrooms are NOT available). Students can choose to stay in a single room by paying an extra charge. Apartments are located within 20~30 minutes by bus/bicycle to the school and may come with or without a host family. Linens are provided (guests just need to bring their personal towels). Air-conditioning is not available.

Accademia Riaci is pleased to facilitate the housing arrangement process but students are welcome to make their own direct accommodation plans.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please follow the steps below:

1. Complete the APPLICATION FORM and email it together with a copy of your passport to the OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS.
2. ACCADEMIA RIACI notifies the admitted students within 5 days of receipt of a complete application.
3. Students can be admitted only upon the receipt and review of a complete application.

APPLICATION FORM (download PDF)

Student Reporter Scholarship

Students who write a weekly report (with photos/videos) on their classes will get a 10% scholarship on the tuition.

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