faculty-led & custom programs SAI assists in the design and delivery of culturally relevant academic and professional development programs throughout Italy, France and Spain. With over 25 years of experience, we have the framework and expertise to create one-of-akind learning experiences. Our knowledgeable on-site staff members offer access to local resources and exclusive activities that align with and enhance course curriculum. Programs can be customized based on time of year, duration, locations and activities. The possibilities are truly endless!
Facutly-Led & Custom Program Signature Services • Authentic cultural and learning experiences, including guest lectures, specialty visits, tours and hands-on demonstrations • Expert, flexible and friendly on-site staff in all locations • Logistical arrangements and support including transportation, housing & meals • In-depth onsite orientations that inform students of local cultures and guidelines for safety • Fully equipped classrooms, art and design studios, and meeting facilities • Comprehensive health and safety protocols that focus on prevention & robust crisis management procedures • Simple and easy online registration process
What faculty say about SAI “These were phenomenal programs and SAI went above and beyond!” Dr. Donna Albano - Professor, Stockton University, Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management
SAI Cultural Experts Our team of experienced professionals and local cultural experts work with faculty every step of the way, from program ideation to completion. Our personalized approach is based on providing flexibility and removing barriers. We take care of the details so that faculty can concentrate on transforming their curriculum into an amazing experience abroad.
What students say about SAI Faculty Led Programs “The SAI Staff was beyond amazing- very patient and helpful at all times, especially when I was feeling sick. Rome is a large city and I loved that it was the first European city that I visited! I would love to come back to a different city with SAI Programs.” “All of the trips in Barcelona were perfectly timed; long enough to learn information and absorb our surroundings while still leaving enough free time after to explore. Wouldn’t change one single thing.” “I loved everything that was planned for us in Paris. The guest lectures and tour guides were really interesting and I learned so much from them. SAI was very helpful every step of the way with advice, tips, and recommendations that made our trip run perfectly! I would love to do another study abroad like this in the future!“
Contact SAI to Explore the Possibilities Setup a pre-planning session to discuss locations, dates, duration, activities and goals. www.saiprograms.com/faculty-advisors/faculty-led-custom
“Working with SAI means building a partnership. They provided excellent logistical, cultural, health and safety support for our program.” Dr. Laurel Lambert - Associate Professor, University of Mississippi @SAIPROGRAMS
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Design a Program with SAI SAI consults with faculty to understand how best to structure a program that meets their academic and learning goals, is logistically manageable and affordable. Our dedicated local experts are skilled in researching trends and current issues to better inform faculty of opportunities. Programs can be designed at the high school, undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. Program duration ranges from 6 days to 15 weeks. SAI local cultural experts and program planners collaborate with faculty to: • Identify the program concept, goals and budget • Take advantage of local resources and support networks • Supplement course content through onsite visits and activities • Collaborate on the planning details, timeline, budgeting and recruitment • Confirm final details for pre-departure and arrival • Encourage open dialogue and reflection with participants and SAI staff • Obtain feedback through evaluations and discussions
SAMPLE PROGRAM TOPICS Italy: • Elena Ferrante and Neapolitan History • Art and Anatomy in Italy • Childhood Development and the Montessori Method • Italian Agriculture and Sustainability • Revolutions in Physics in Renaissance Italy • Biomechanics and Engineering in the Arts • Retail Marketing and Luxury Italian Brands • Materials Science & Engineering: Bicycles • Migration, Diversity and Human Trafficking Spain: • Sports Management in Barcelona • Antoni Gaudi and Art Nouveau in Barcelona • Salvador Dali, Surrealism and the Costa Brava • Comparative Health Systems in Spain • Exploring Barcelona: Culture & Cuisine • Cultural Diversity and Spanish Society France: • Fashion & Design • French cheese production • Charles Baudelaire and the damned poets • James Baldwin: living and writing in France • French Cinema and the Nouvelle Vogue • French Modernism
HEALTH, SAFETY & SUPPORT Student health, safety and wellbeing are at the core of SAI services. SAI Health and Safety Committee works to ensure that each program includes: • Experienced and trained onsite staff that give personal care and attention • Unlimited 24/7 emergency support while onsite • Comprehensive pre-departure information and updates • International student health insurance, as requested • A network of on-call English-speaking doctors and medical professionals • Liability coverage that includes your school on the policy, as requested • Robust Health, Safety and Emergency Management Protocols • Regular updates on the local situation prior to any registration or payment deadlines