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ONLINE APPLICATIONS INSTRUCTIONS

Complete the Application to Study at FIT in Italy

Log in using your FIT username and password.  Select "Search Programs" or scroll down to locate and apply to FD in Florence, FMM in Florence, FD in Milan or LA in Florence.

2014-2015 FIT in Italy Application Deadlines are as follows: 

IFD Florence
Current FIT Students Application December 1
Prospective FIT Students - January 1

IFD Milan
Current FIT Students Application - December 1

IFMM Florence
Current FIT Students Application - December 1

Liberal Arts Florence
Current FIT Students Application - September 14

NOTE: Only complete applications will be reviewed.   Please be aware of the following requirements in the online application.
Provide a Motivational Statement
In a minimum of 250 words, explain why you want to study abroad, your academic and personal expectations, and your ability to adapt and appreciate new cultural experiences.  The motivational statement may be written directy in the online application, or uploaded as a word document.
Secure Faculty References
Request two (2) faculty references: one from a professor in your major area and the other from an FIT Liberal Arts professor with whom you have taken a class.   You will submit the recommenders' names and email addresses in the online application.  The faculty members you have named will receive an email request, and you will receive an automated email when your recommendation has been completed.
DARS
Upload the printer-friedly version of your current degree audit (DARS) generated from the MyFIT portal.  Please save your DARS as a pdf or copy and paste into a word document before uploading it. 

NOTE: Please be sure that your documents have been uploaded correctly.  The OIP will contact you if there are problems with your uploads.  You should check the "Application and Registration Information" area of the application for confirmation that your documents were received.  Please be aware that the department will be unable to consider your application until all materials, including recommendations, are received.
Schedule an Interview and Academic Advisement Session
Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email instructing you to schedule an appointment with your departmentís International Program Coordinator. You must bring your most recent and "printer-friendly" DARS audit to this meeting. During the interview your candidacy for participation in the study abroad program will be assessed and you will receive academic advisement about the courses you will be required to take while abroad.

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Financial Aid
Ensure that you have filed a FAFSA for the academic year that you plan to study abroad.  For those students applying for Financial Aid, an estimate of your expected study abroad expenses will be forwarded to the Office of Financial Aid so that your award may be calculated. 
Accept or Decline the Offer to Study in Italy
On the recommendation of your department you will be notified by the Office of International Programs via email that you have been approved for participation in the study abroad program. Log in to your Study Abroad application to accept or decline this offer. When you accept the offer to participate, you will need to complete the Post-Acceptance part of the application. 

Program Withdrawal
Should circumstances require that you withdraw from the program please review the Withdrawal & Refund Policy for FIT in Italy Programs very carefully.
Release Forms, Visa for Study in Italy and Pre-departure Orientation
You will be required to sign and submit the Release Forms in the Pre-Departure stage of the online system.

The OIP will offer support in securing a visa for study in Italy.

You must attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation (date to be announced). 
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