SAI-Milan: Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Program Details

Program Location Milan, Italy
Sponsor Study Abroad Italy
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30027
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Spring 2023 01/10/23 to 05/06/23
Past Dates
Fall 2022 08/27/22 to 12/17/22
Page Links
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Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


SAI's semester program in Milan takes place at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti.  This academy of fine arts and design was formed in 1980 by a group of artists, with the intention of challenging the rigid academic traditions of the time by introducing new visions and languages closer to contemporary artistic practice and the creative professions. NABA training programs are based on a cross-disciplinary method aimed at developing artistic-professional skills and profiles in the fields of art, design, fashion, media and graphic design.

Program participants select courses based on academic needs and career interests.  Students can choose from close to twenty classes, most of which carry three credits.  All classes are taught in English, except the Italian language courses.

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.


Several day trips and a weekend excursion are included in the program fee.


The cost of housing is included in the program fee.  Students live with other SAI students in furnished apartments located in buildings shared by Italian residents. Kitchens are fully equipped and bed linens are supplied.  All apartments are equipped with wireless internet.

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 and housing.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2021

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $15,700.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students - $300.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,500.00
Local Transportation $875.00
Visa $200.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Meals $3,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,225.00 - $1,500.00
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 Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

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