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SAI-Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Program Location Milan, Italy
Sponsor Study Abroad Italy
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30027
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2020 07/05/20 to 08/01/20
Summer 2020 06/21/20 to 08/01/20
Summer 2020 06/21/20 to 07/18/20

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

Application for Summer is not currently open.
Please check back closer to the term of your choice.


Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) was founded in 1980 and is the only design school in Italy accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education. NABA instructors are world-renowned artists, professionals, and designers working in Milan. NABA’s teaching method stresses cultural, theoretical, and practical aspects of design and seeks to put students in constant contact with companies and professionals.

NABA’s summer program offers students a synthesis of NABA expertise in the Design, Fashion, and Visual & Digital Arts fields under the guidance of, and collaboration with, professionals in the field. Students are immersed in Italy’s thriving creative community through visits to museums, companies, production facilities, and design studios.

SAI offers two 4 week summer sessions at NABA, each with different start dates and course options: Summer I and Summer II. In both 4 week sessions, students enroll in two back-to-back 2 week courses, each worth 3 credits. A 6-week Summer III session is also offered, where students enroll in three back-to-back 2 week courses, each worth 3 credits. 

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:Study Abroad Italy.


The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]
Specifically from: A&D (CLA)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Students take back-to-back two week courses, each worth 3 credits. Students in the 4 week programs will take two classes. Students opting for the 6 week option will take three classes. Students may take courses that fall into the A&D department at Purdue such as art & design, graphic & visual design, interior design, product design, photography, and painting.

For more information on classes, please click here. Please pay attention to which session each course is offered in.

The program includes an array of cultural activities and includes visits to museums, companies, production facilities, and design studios, as well as some day trips.

Students will live in SAI student apartments. The apartments have shared bedrooms (with options to upgrade to a private bedroom if available, for an extra fee). Typical apartments are fully furnished, house 2-8 students and have shared living, kitchen, and bathroom areas.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Summer 2020 costs coming soon! The program fee and additional cost estimates will be updated soon.

Please note costs will reflect the 4-week program, students interested in the 6-week program should contact a study abroad advisor for additional costs.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2020

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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