Global Affairs

Italy: Art Therapy

Forge connections with local communities in Florence this summer as you practice hands-on art therapy training. Through your work in schools, rehabilitation facilities, orphanages, and other service organizations, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed as an art therapist.


Florence, Italy

Program Dates:

June 26 - July 16, 2016

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Round 2: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Round 3: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Art Education
  • Art Therapy
  • International Education
  • Health Education
  • Global Health 

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students register for a total of 3 points and may choose from the following courses. Students should consult with their academic advisor for approval.

ARTT-GE 2302 Section 099 (Class Number: 1899) - Internship in Art Therapy (3 points)

ARTT-GE 2300 Section 099 (Class Number: 1931) - Independent Study (3 points)

Offered through the Department of Art and Art Professions

Draft 2015 Itinerary  

Draft 2015 Syllabus


Ikuko Acosta, PhD, MA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Art and Art Education, New York University


2016 Graduate Tuition: $1,538 per point plus registration and services fees

Undergraduate Tuition: if enrolling in an undergraduate course number, your tuition will reflect the current undergraduate cost per point

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2016 Housing Fees: TBD

2016 Activity Fees: TBD

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to Italy of less than six months in duration. All other passport holders should check  with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful linksUS State DepartmentCenter for Disease ControlLonely Planet Guide

Weather: In Florence, June temperatures tend to be similar to New York, usually in the low 80°s (Fahrenheit).

Helpful Links: BBC Weather