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SAI Progams: Study Abroad in Florence

Florence University of the Arts (FUA) presents a contemporary and thorough approach to a Liberal Arts education, along with an extensive curriculum in Studio Arts. With small...

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SAI Programs: Study Abroad in Sorrento

SAI is pleased to offer US students the chance to study at the Sant'Anna Institute - Sorrento Lingue (SASL). At SASL, SAI offers summer, semester and year long programs with...

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SAI Programs: Study Abroad in Rome

SAI Partner School: John Cabot University SAI offers summer and semester programs in collaboration with John Cabot University. JCU is an American university located in...

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SAI Programs :: Florence University of the Arts Certificates

At Florence University of the Arts and the affiliated Apicius School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality, SAI offers Career Certificate Programs for students seeking to develop...

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SAI Programs: Study Abroad in Barcelona

SAI Partner School: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), founded in 1968, offers courses taught in English and Spanish. UAB...

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SAI Programs :: Study Design in Barcelona

SAI Partner School: Elisava Barcelona School for Design and Engineering Elisava is located in the historical center of Barcelona, just a few blocks from the Mediterranean...

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England

SAI Programs: Study Abroad in London

University of the Arts London (UAL), Europe's largest university for art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts, is a vibrant world center for innovation,...

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SAI Programs: Study Abroad in Milan

SAI Partner School: Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano (NABA) Students at NABA don't just learn about design, they live it. NABA instructors are world-renowned artists,...

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SAI Programs: Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Founded in 1990, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is a dynamic public university, which is consistently ranked among the top European universities. UPF offers its 10,000...

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SAI Programs: The American University of Paris

With a population exceeding two million, Paris is a flourishing metropolis! It is renowned globally for its rich cultural heritage, contemporary politics, and business. But...

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SAI Programs: Study Abroad in Siena

At Siena Italian Studies, SAI offers a study abroad program based at the International Center for Intercultural Exchange in Siena, Italy. SIS programs are a ‘gentle full-immersion’...

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SAI Programs: Italian Language & Culture in Rome

SAI is pleased to offer US students the opportunity to attend Italiaidea in Rome. Italiaidea has offered outstanding courses in Italian language and culture for over 15 years,...

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SAI Programs: Study Abroad in Sicily

Join this specialized study abroad program offered by Syracuse Academy. It gives you an insight into Mediterranean landscape, culture, and history amidst a charming seaside...

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SAI Programs: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, more commonly known as Cattolica,is the largest private university in Europe, with roughly 27,000 students.The international student...

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SAI Programs Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    9

Home sweet Rome

Studying abroad, anywhere, is often very scary. The first day we were dropped off at our apartment with no exact direction. This was absolutely terrifying for me. After getting to know the neighborhood and Trastevere/Rome, the SAI office started to become a second home or place to go for me to feel comfortable in. The SAI office was always there when I just wanted to talk, had questions about study abroad, questions about where I should visit the next weekend, or seeking advise for the future. I completed the SAI Global Leadership Program, which allowed me to enrich in the Italian culture more and get to know more locals. Also, I also had to take a class relevant to Global studies. The weekly meetings at SAI were very helpful and allowed me to understand more of what global leadership means and how each of us can do it. I am truly thankful there was a program like SAI to make Rome more of a home while I was there.

Program: SAI Programs: Study Abroad in Rome

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    9

Study abroad is the best experience ever!

Choosing to study abroad in Rome, Italy was the best decision I could have ever made. It was an experience unlike any other and I fell in love with the city of Rome. I would absolutely recommend studying abroad to anyone. I was gone for a 5 week summer term and stayed an additional 3 weeks after. Looking back, I wish I would have studied for 10 weeks because it goes by so fast and I never felt like I was there for too long. There is so much to see in Rome alone and in other places around you. Being able to immerse yourself in another culture is such an amazing experience and you become so familiar with the places around you. My study abroad experience is something that I will never forget and has me constantly dreaming of when I will be back in Italy!

Program: SAI Programs: Study Abroad in Rome

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    9

Career-enhancing abroad experience

I would recommend this program for sure. I ultimately chose it because my university did not have an exchange program with a school in Milan, but SAI did. I specifically wanted to go to Milan because I am studying apparel and textiles and Italian design is highly admired. SAI Programs provided me with help during the pre-departure process, in-country process, and any questions I may have had upon returning. The staff is incredible, especially on-site in Milan, and everyone I was communicating with through e-mail. They all have quick response time and helpful information. I never felt confused when working with the staff. My experience in Milan was amazing, the only thing I have to say is the level of academics was a little lower than I am used to, which was fine, because I felt more relaxed not having to worry about my studies as much. However, I loved how all my instructors were actually industry-professionals and had worked in the field. I am now connected to them on LinkedIn and am very thankful to SAI for helping me make these important connections. All my classes successfully transferred over as professional electives, so it worked out. I liked how SAI provided excursions with the other students who were traveling with SAI. I made so many lifelong friends that I continue to keep in touch with. I wanted to continue being a part of the SAI family after my abroad experience, so I became an SAI Ambassador. I get to spread the word about how awesome SAI is.

Program: SAI Programs: Study Abroad in Milan

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    9

R(home) sick

My study abroad experience was very different than my peers. My mother was born in Italy and came to America when she was four years old, but the Italian culture has always stuck within my family. I was able to meet so many people where I created memories with people who became life-long friends. I was also able to learn more about heritage and meet family members along the way. Studying abroad was an amazing experience where I grew as an individual. I became more independent, brave, adaptable to new situations and cultural differences. I recommend SAI Programs because they are always there to help, but they give you the independence and learning experience every student should have.

Program: SAI Programs: Study Abroad in Rome

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    7

Want to study arts abroad? Choose this program in Florence!

I am an Art major, and Italy was the perfect place to study abroad for the arts. They are one of the only programs that offer these classes and they even offer scholarships. (one of which I received)

The classes were really awesome! They were entry level so most art classes took you back to the basics. The homework load was managable, and if a teacher realized it was becoming too much they would cut back. The school was open for great hours and were responsive to emails. My two favorite classes were Chemistry in the Arts and Intro to Art History.

I love the chem class because it was so fascinating. It was all about the science behind art, mostly painting.
The AH class was great because we went on a lot of field trips to the museums so I got to see all the art museums in florence with my teacher as a tour guide and didn't have to pay insane prices.

SAI was very helpful. They really wanted you to have a healthy, positive, and enriching experience. They were always on top of apartment issues and available to help with mental support. My favorite part about their offerings was their included trips and excursions. I got to take cooking classes, go on a bike tour in tuscany, and go on a weekend trip to islands off the coast of Italy.

I really loved my location and apartment. I was close to Santa Croce which was just a 3 minute walk to class and 2 minute walk to the SAI office. We have some issues with water while we were there. The water heater rarely worked, but you're lucky to get hot water at all in Italy.

My roommate and I were always on a search for new and great food places around town! We found some amazing places. There are a TON of tourist traps and bad places around, but SAI will give you some tips and tricks to determine the difference.

By the end I felt integrated for the most part, but I wish I was there longer! The best feeling is when a tourist walks up to you and asks if you speak english, assuming you're a local.

I did not have any health issues while in Italy, but one of my roommates did. She had to go to the hospital several times and SAI was always there to help.

I probably spent about $80 or less every week. GO TO THE GROCERY STORE. I would spend about 20 -30 euro on groceries a week. Coffee was a must every morning for 2.50 euro. I would go out a few nights to eat with my roommate, and of course, I would splurge on some souvenirs every so often. I also kept all of my receipts and documented my spending every month.

Get duo lingo. Talk to italians in italian. They are willing to be patient for you. Its my biggest regret, not learning the language.

It was worthwhile. I learned how to live on my own for the first time. I went as a sophomore and my freshman year I lived at home. I loved the culture of living. Hang drying clothes, hand washing dishes, walking everywhere!

Program: SAI Progams: Study Abroad in Florence

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