July at the Florence University of the Arts

July 2019

Your July in Florence program will be hosted at the Florence University of the Arts (FUA).  The University is located in the heart of this magic city so you will have easy, walking accessibility to some of the country's most famous tourist attractions.

Unique to the CISaustralia program are small class sizes, ensuring you receive dedicated attention from your teacher. Your lecturers will come from Italy and across Europe, and class sizes range from 8-25 students and are taught in English (except for Italian language courses!).

Electives available that are of interest to Bachelor of Health Science students include, but are not restricted to:

  • Nutrition in the sports industry
  • Health & Fitness in the Mediterranean
  • Health culture and society in Italy
  • The Florence food and culture experience
  • Social Psychology


Name of Program

July at the Florence University of the Arts (FUA)

Destination country


Destination city



CISaustralia / Florence University of the Arts (FUA)

Program Start Date:

23 June 2019/14 July 2019

Program End Date

12 July 2019/2 August 2019


Bachelor of Health Science

Cultural Excursions

Field trips are included in some courses


Fully furnished apartment, shared with 4-6 other students from around the world. Bedrooms are single-sex shared, with between 2-4 students per room.

Is academic credit awarded for this program?

To be negotiated on a case by case with students, but particularly suited to award students credit for elective units.

Scholarships and Benefits

In an effort to support your participation in the July at the Florence University of the Arts program we have identified a few opportunities for financial assistance. Note that you will only need to apply for these once you have been accepted into the program.

Option 1: Western Sydney University Student Mobility Travel Grant

The university offers students participating in a short course up to $500 to support their travel. All necessary information can be found on the Before I Go.

Option 2: OS-Help Loan

OS-HELP is not a grant/scholarship, but it is an option that we would like to bring to your attention. Eligible students can receive a deferred loan for $4000 or $6,791 which is added to your existing HECS-HELP debt. Further information can be found on the OS-HELP webpage.


The 3-weeks program cost is $5999 and includes:

  • Tuition fees
  • Shared apartment accommodation (additional fee for a single room)
  • 10 meal plan units per week (equates to approximately 5-10 meals per week at one of FUA's eateries)
  • Free use of gym and gym classes
  • Health and Medical insurance (if requested)
  • CISaustralia support services before, during and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial advice
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Airport pick up
  • On-site support
  • Florence University of the Arts transcript
  • University of South Florida official transcript (University of South Florida will also provide an official transcript as the School of Record (SOR))
  • CISaustralia Certificate of Completion
  • Optional field trip

You pay extra for:

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Vaccinations (if required)
  • Meals (unless mentioned above)
  • Extra travel/excursions (other than those mentioned above)
While on your study tour, you will also be covered by Western Sydney University's student travel insurance.

Selection Criteria

To be eligible for this summer school you should:

  • have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.9 or equivalent
  • be enrolled at Western Sydney University and have completed at least one semester of undergraduate study
  • meet language requirements (non-native speakers of English are required to have IELTS 5.5 or equivalent)

How To Apply

STEP 1: Register Your Interest

  • To be considered for this opportunity, you will be required to submit your expression of interest (opens in a new window) to CISaustralia

STEP 2: Apply for Academic Approval

  • Discuss your preferred option with your Academic Course Adviser (ACA) or placement coordinator - visit your School website and see 'Contact'
  • To receive recognition for your overseas experience, it is important that you seek advice from your Academic Course Advisor and apply for academic approval at least 3 months prior to commencement. Find out how to apply for Academic Approval below:

STEP 3: Apply for OS-HELP 

  • You may be eligible for OS-HELP, a deferred HELP debt loan for undergraduate Australian citizens - loans of $4,000 or $6,791 are available. Academic Approval is required; have completed 80 credit points of study, and have 10 credit points remaining on return.
  • Note, depending on the program, some of the opportunities below provide a scholarship, tuition waivers, free or cheap accommodation etc.

STEP 4: Complete the 'Before I Go' Online Checklist

  • Complete the Online Checklist (opens in a new window) to ensure you have completed the important tasks before heading overseas. This includes applying for a Student Mobility Travel Grant and information about travel insurance.

For more details about the program please visit the CISaustralia July at the Florence University of the Arts (FUA) website or contact Dr Arianne Reis at a.reis@westernsydney.edu.au or (02) 4620 3136.