New ISI-SRISA Florence Partnership

September 19, 2021 – Florence, Italy

The International Studies Institute (ISI FLORENCE) and the Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) are pleased to announce their new partnership in the the cross-listing of courses offered by both institutions. This will allow ISI Florence students the opportunity to enroll in courses taught at SRISA and vice versa.

This new initiative — start in the 2022 Spring Semester — will greatly expand the studio arts curriculum at ISI Florence to include courses in such disciplines as bookmaking, jewelry and fashion design, printmaking, sculpture, and more.

“We are truly glad and honored to start this partnership with such a prestigious institute as Santa Reparata. ISI Florence has always believed that collaborating with other local programs is an asset for all the parties involved, starting with students and faculty. We are confident that our partnership will once again prove that a concerted approach to international education is both correct and beneficial.”, stated ISI Florence Director, Stefano Baldassarri.

This new relationship will address important curricular needs for studio art majors who will now find an exciting and diverse curriculum in fine arts at ISI Florence. Likewise, SRISA students now have access to a variety of courses at ISI Florence in new curricular areas including architecture, business, psychology, food studies, and more.

Ashley Ipakchi, Director for Institutional Relations & Admissions added, “Having spent a number of years working in enrollment management and student advising, I’m excited by our new collaboration with SRISA because it will expand access to study abroad for students at our partnering institutions who are in need of extensive and advanced studio art options.”

SRISA ( was founded in 1970 in the heart of the Florentine historic district (thus very close to our facilities and student apartments). Over the years SRISA has made a name for itself as one of the leading schools in studio arts. Each academic year, hundreds of students from both North American and European universities attend its classes. Now, ISI students will have access to their curriculum as well.

If you have any questions about this new initiative and courses offered this spring, please don’t hesitate to contact us.