SAI Programs Programs
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...
Since 1995 SAI Programs has offered students the very finest English-speaking study abroad programs available. Headquartered in beautiful Northern California, SAI offers
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...
SAI Programs Reviews
Pasta, Piazzas, & Pain
Submitted by Laura Southern - Baylor University | July 18, 2018
I loved studying abroad in Rome, Italy! Not only was I able to travel the rest of Europe, but I was immersed in the Italian culture in a way that resulted in me feeling like Rome is my second home. I am already making plans to go back; I have even considered applying to John Cabot for graduate school.
While studying abroad was fun and amazing, it was also really difficult--in a good way. Never have I felt so alone and independent as I did while living abroad in a different country. It forced me to grow up and helped me understand who I want to be as a human in this great, big world. I wouldn't change anything about my experience abroad! If you are on the fence about studying abroad, I'd say: Go for it.
Program: SAI Programs: Study Abroad in Rome
An experience of a lifetime in my favorite place in the world
Submitted by Kelsie Stanley - - | May 23, 2018
Studying abroad in Siracusa, Sicily was unlike any of the other three study abroad experiences I have had. Siracusa (or Syracuse in English) is a 2,700 year-old city located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily and it boasts amazing history, cuisine, culture, and more. I would highly recommend students to consider this program because there is not a better place to be in the summer than studying on an island in the Mediterranean surrounded by so many locals, ancient ruins, great weather and food. The classes I took were so interesting and we went on really unique field trips where we actually got to see, touch, smell, and experience the things we were learning about as opposed to sitting in a lecture every day. Outside of the classroom, I found it incredibly easy to mingle with locals, practice the language, and immerse myself in Sicilian culture. Prior to studying abroad in Sicily, I had never left the United States. SAI made my experience so easy that I decided to study abroad with them two more times in Florence and Sorrento because when I came home from Sicily I thought to myself, "I just had the most incredible personal and academic experience of my life and SAI made it so easy- I need to do it again"!
Program: SAI Programs: Study Abroad in Sicily
Great study abroad experience
Submitted by Sabrina - University of Alabama | May 14, 2018
I had a really great semester studying abroad with SAI in Barcelona. I felt as though I could always contact all of SAI’s staff with any questions I had, and all of the excursions and events that were planned were well done. Barcelona in itself was an amazing city to study abroad in for the semester. There was always something new to see or do. Additionally, my classes at UAB were interesting and I enjoyed them. Overall, a great experience.
SAI and UAB, the perfect recipe for success!
Submitted by Andy - University of South Carolina | April 23, 2018
I absolutely loved studying abroad through SAI at UAB. I studied business and looked forward to class everyday. I took 2 very thorough and in-depth business classes as well as 3 cultural immersion classes featuring many field trips and guest speakers. SAI did an excellent job of keeping me informed on all events going on in Barcelona every week through a newsletter, answered any questions in a timely manner before I even got to Barcelona, and has provided an incredible amount of support constantly throughout the semester. I am proud to say that SAI was the best possible program. Many big programs are more expensive, do not offer as many excursions, and you build an actual relationship with the staff instead of being "just a number" with the big programs. I highly recommend studying at UAB with SAI!!!
Spring semester in Paris
Submitted by Alex Lehnhard - University of Alabama | April 04, 2018
When I first arrived in Paris, I was so timid, nervous, and unsure about what I had gotten myself into. However, with the help of the SAI office, and the magnetism of the city, I soon realized that these were going to be some of the best months of my life. Studying abroad can be scary, especially in such a large city surrounded by French speakers, but I have learned so much about the world and about myself. SAI does an amazing job of balancing planned activities so that you can have those group experiences and a sort of comfort zone, but so that you also have to explore on your own and figure some things out for yourself. A lot of business students at my home university typically do not go abroad, but studying business in an international environment has been such a learning experience as well. Today, any business that you do will be international to some degree, and there is no better way to learn to navigate that landscape than going abroad. At the beginning of this experience, I was the student wanting to immediately go home, but I can tell you now after sticking it out that I recommend this experience to anyone and everyone! 10/10 would recommend SAI!!!!