SAI-Rome: Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Program Details

Program Location Rome, Italy
Sponsor Study Abroad Italy
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30053
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2022 06/23/22 to 07/23/22
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) was founded in Milan, Italy, in 1980 and is the only design school in Italy accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education. With the school’s expansion into Rome, NABA Rome provides a renowned design education in the heart of the capital city, which is overflowing with art and design from ancient to modern times. NABA Rome holds true to NABA’s teaching methods that stress cultural, theoretical, and practical aspects of design and seek to put students in constant contact with companies and professionals.

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


The program is open to Purdue students in good standing 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]

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 see the SAI website.


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.


SAI student apartments are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedroom available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless internet. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

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.

The program fee includes: tuition, housing for 4 weeks, airport pick-up on arrival, on-site orientation, cultural activities and excursions, and insurance.

Please note costs below 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 2021

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $6,200.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,800.00
Local Transportation $150.00
Books and Supplies $600.00
Meals $800.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $450.00
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 online 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