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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.

Ikuko Acosta

Clinical Associate Professor

Florence, Italy

Program Dates:

July 5 - 25, 2020

Application Deadlines
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • Regular Deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020*
    *Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis.
Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students who have taken ARTT-GE 2010 Introduction to Art Therapy
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution with a background in art therapy.
Related Areas of Study:
  • Art Therapy

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:

  • ARTT-GE.2302.098 (Class # 1538) Internship in Art Therapy (3 points)
  • ARTT-GE.2300.098 (Class #1551) Independent Study (3 points)

Offered through the Department of Art and Art Professions 

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

Sample Syllabus 


Ikuko Acosta, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Art Therapy Program

  • Steinhardt Graduate Tuition Fee (3 credits) - $5,385       
  • Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $651
  • Housing Fee - $1200
  •  Activity Fee- $300
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $7,436

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation and airfare to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are responsible for their own accommodations for travel beyond the program dates. 

Students 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: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs using available online resources. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2020.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities.



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

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights from New York to Florence typically depart a day in advance. 

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.

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Weather: In Florence, July temperatures tend to be similar to New York, usually in the low 80°s (Fahrenheit). Visit BBC Weather for more information about local weather conditions in Italy.

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