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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 8-30, 2022

Application Deadline:
  • Priority Deadline: February 23, 2022
  • Regular Deadline: March 23, 2022*

*Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis

Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students who are matriculated in the art therapy program and who have completed the first year in the degree
Related Areas of Study:
  • Art Therapy

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs.


Students register for a total of 3 credits:

  • ARTT-GE 2302, Section 099 (Class # 5357) Internship in Art Therapy (3 credits)

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, Art and Art Professions


Estimated Direct Cost Total - $7,900

View NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees set for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the Summer 2022 term.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchasing transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

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: KayakGoogle Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online budgeting tools such as NumbeoExpatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.

Learn about scholarships and funding 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:

Global Affairs will provide information to participants on pandemic-related travel and entry requirements for their destination. Vaccination is required, and testing may also be necessary for departure to and returning from your program destination.

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Florence typically depart New York a day in advance. All participants are strongly encouraged to purchase refundable flights.

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 90 days in duration. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

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Weather: In Florence, summer temperatures tend to be similar to those in New York, usually in the mid- to upper 80°s (Fahrenheit). There is very little chance of rain. Visit WeatherSpark for more information on local weather conditions in Florence.

Student Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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