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Benvenuto Bienvenida Bienvenue Welcome Marina G., Florence Summer 2016 • SAI 2016 Photo contest participant “I studied abroad in Florence, Italy and took a day trip to Venice. Of course I had to take a gondola ride and it was absolutely magical! Photos and videos don’t do the experience justice.”


Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues, I still vividly recall the first time I landed in a foreign country as a young person. My senses felt overloaded; everything was utterly different. And my world changed. The impact of study abroad on a young person’s life is immeasurable. Years later, while living in Italy with my family for 8 years and working in the field of international education, it was part of my job to know the college study opportunities available in Europe to English speaking students. I also learned to determine the truly exceptional schools, ones that would be an outstanding experience for any student. Back then my work was with secondary students, high school students living abroad and choosing a college soon, some even staying in Italy. Once my family and I returned to the U.S. my interest in education abroad focused on options for college students and it was evident at that time that opportunities were limited and difficult to access. As a result, in 1995, I began to build SAI, with the goal of making it possible for all students to experience study abroad, especially at these exceptional schools I’d come to know. • In 2017 SAI celebrates 22 years of service. SAI’s handson approach has enabled us to match each student’s needs with the finest study abroad options in Europe. Our students understand that SAI is an organization known for providing programs and services of distinguishing quality and always with a personal touch. • As President, I am committed to maintaining SAI as a small, personalized organization with staff who care for students and respond to their academic interests, cultural curiosities and career goals. As an intentionally small organization we are able to help each individual student feel comfortable in a new cultural environment. And as a small organization we pay attention to the smallest details, allowing students the greatest access to learning and cultural exposure. • SAI is dedicated to introducing students to opportunities that encourage creative interaction across disciplines: communication, science, technology, art and design, economics and social sciences. In this way we seek to help students develop both the breadth and depth of creative thinking, cultural knowledge and professional skills, so when they return from their experience abroad they have a deeper understanding of themselves and the world. We believe this will provide an advantage to them in their chosen careers and for the rest of their lives. I invite you to learn more about SAI by visiting our web site: www.saiprograms.com. Michael Cruciano, President

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SAI PROGRAMS About SAI Career Preparedness Financial Assistance SAI Program Features Leading Services Student Housing Excursion Highlights SAI Programs at a Glance

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FLORENCE Florence University of the Arts Summer & Quarter Programs Global Leadership Certificate Summer Programs Intersession & Short Programs Career Programs High School Program Apicius International School of Hospitality Career Programs Professional Programs

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ROME John Cabot University Semester Programs Global Leadership Certificate Honors Program Summer Programs Graduate Program Master’s Degree Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti - Rome Semester Programs Summer Programs Italiaidea Institute Summer Programs

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MILAN Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Semester Programs Global Leadership Certificate Summer Programs Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Semester Programs Summer Programs Master’s Degrees

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Domus Academy Master’s Degrees

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SORRENTO Sant’Anna Institute Semester Programs Summer Programs

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SIENA Siena Italian Studies Semester & Academic Year Programs Summer Programs

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SICILY Syracuse Academy Summer Programs

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BARCELONA 56 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 58 Semester Programs 58 Summer Programs 59 Universitat Pompeu Fabra 60 Semester Programs 60 Summer Programs 61 Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering 62 Semester Programs 62 Graduate & Professional Programs 63 Master’s Degrees 64 CETT Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy 66 Semester Programs 66 Summer Programs 67

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PARIS 68 American University of Paris 70 Semester Programs 70 Global Leadership Certificate 70 Summer Programs 71 Paris College of Art 72 Semester Programs 72 Summer Programs 73 Paris School of Business 74 Semester Programs 74 Summer Programs 75 Paris American Academy 76 Summer Programs 76


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LONDON 78 University of Westminster 80 Semester & Academic Year Programs 80 Summer Programs 81 Graduate Programs 81 London South Bank University 82 Semester & Academic Year Programs 82 Summer Programs 83 Central Saint Martins 84 Semester Programs 84 Summer Programs 85 London College of Communication 86 Semester Programs 86 Summer Programs 87 London College of Fashion 88 Semester Programs 88 Summer Programs 89 Chelsea College of Arts 90 Semester Programs 90 Summer Programs 91 Camberwell College of Arts 92 Semester Programs 92 Wimbledon College of Arts 94 Semester Programs 95 Summer Programs 95

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Summer Combination Programs Central Saint Martins (CSM) Dual City Design SAI SCOPE

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Creativity is part of human nature. It can only be untaught. ~ ai weiwei

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SAIPROGRAMS About SAI Since 1995, SAI Programs has provided students with exceptional cultural and educational experiences abroad, offering the opportunity to enroll in some of the finest schools available to English speaking students in Europe. By encouraging students to explore the complex intersections between self, community, and creativity, SAI aims to provide an inspiring and transformative experience for all participants. All of SAI’s services, in the U.S. and overseas, are geared toward ensuring student safety and maximizing the student experience; both in terms of providing a framework for academic inquiry, and offering each student opportunities for personal growth and development.

We pride ourselves on our guiding principles: • Personal attention We build relationships with our

students throughout the study abroad experience. • Community emphasis Our programs are designed with

the community in mind. • Immersive experience Our volunteering, internships,

homestays, and unique activities help students immerse themselves in their host culture. • Safety and support We provide supportive spaces for

all students, offer on-demand emergency assistance, and the comfort of knowing that experienced staff are always on hand.

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SAIPROGRAMS What does SAI offer?

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SAI offers educational and cultural experiences abroad at a variety of academic and professional levels. Our programs pair academic excellence with a commitment to cultural and community integration, offering an immersive abroad experience.

Join us on social media to stay up-to-date with program information, news and contests, view photos, meet other students, and much more!

Academic Excellence

We partner with some of the finest European universities to provide students with exceptional academic experiences in all areas of study and academic level. VARIED AREAS OF STUDY SAI programs offer studies across all disciplines including liberal arts, science, fine art, business, design, culinary arts, and more. Students are free to enroll in courses that deepen their field of study, or provide an exploration into a brand new discipline. U.S. CREDIT Students receive official U.S. transcripts for all undergraduate coursework completed at SAI programs, either directly through the host school or SAI’s U.S. school of record. Transcripts are sent to each student’s home school at the completion of the program.

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VARIOUS ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL LEVELS On top of our wealth of undergraduate program options, SAI also offers opportunities for high school, graduate and careerlevel students to refine their passions through international coursework. We offer High School, Gap Year, Career Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, and one and two year Master’s Degrees in a range of disciplines, including design, fashion, culinary arts, and publishing. Professionals are also able to enroll in our intensive 3 or 4 week Summer language programs in Rome, Barcelona and Paris. PERSONAL ADMISSIONS SUPPORT Academic success with SAI begins with the personalized support of our welcoming admissions counselors, who provide continuous advising throughout the application and enrollment process. SAI admissions counselors are knowledgeable about the programs, courses and the location of each host school and have extensive experience in helping students successfully transition from their home school to their choice of programs abroad.

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SAIPROGRAMS Career Preparedness INTERNSHIPS Internships are an excellent way to extend learning beyond the classroom, explore career options, and build professional networks. SAI internships, offered in many of our undergraduate programs, allow students to develop or improve language skills and gain real-world experience in professional environments. LEADERSHIP We foster students’ leadership potential by offering a unique SAI Global Leadership Certificate as a part of some semester programs. Students in this SAI certificate program broaden their awareness of global issues and deepen their knowledge of the local host community’s role in an increasingly interconnected world through exploration of research, engagement in community service and interaction with experts and leaders. COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING Each SAI location offers students a variety of service activities in their community. Through volunteering, students examine real-life problems and collaborate with local residents to address community needs. Volunteers are able to explore a field of their interest, and build skills that can transfer into their future careers. Often, students are transformed from the service experiences and discover a new sense of their own identities and their roles as global citizens.

Community Emphasis Community is at the root of everything we do. We provide a sense of community both for study abroad students, and the people and places that welcome them. SAI ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS SAI offers an active calendar of social events and excursions each term. These activities encourage social interaction between students while including elements designed to foster greater cross-cultural competency and a deeper understanding of the local community. Activities include hands-on culinary demonstrations, sporting events, musical concerts, theater performances, and museum visits, as well as all-day and weekend trips to nearby towns and attractions.

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FRIENDLY & KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF SAI’s on-site staff offers an ongoing and reassuring support system for visiting students while allowing participants ample freedom to gain the maximum level of personal growth during their time abroad. Throughout the term, SAI on-site staff members hold daily office hours and are available to offer assistance with personal and academic challenges that are common when studying abroad. Program coordinators serve as advocates and advisors, offering support, guidance, and encouragement, and acting as liaisons between students and host school administrators. CULTURAL INTEGRATION & LANGUAGE IMMERSION Students seeking further cultural immersion can do so through SAI’s language and culture immersion options, in which students live with local host families, and/or study alongside local students. SAI programs also offer unique courses that integrate subjects with the local community’s context.


SAIPROGRAMS Financial Assistance

SAI Program Features

At SAI, we are committed to making study abroad achievable for everyone, and we provide financial assistance to help students realize their dream. SCHOLARSHIPS Since our beginning SAI has provided more than $2 million in financial assistance to students and we are pleased to offer scholarships to deserving students each academic year, awarded based on merit and need. Many SAI scholarships are paired with volunteering, interning, or professional experience, granting students more opportunities to become involved in the local or study abroad community. Our scholarships range from $500 to $5,500 and include: Semester Fellowships Chiara Scholarships Non-US Student Scholarships Service Learning Scholarships Host School Scholarships Work/Study Scholarships

$5,000 - $5,500 $1,000 - $2,500 $1,500 $500 - $1,000 $500 - $3,350 $500

FINANCIAL AID PROCESSING Students currently receiving federal, state, or institutional financial aid are usually able to use some or all of their aid toward the cost of their SAI program. This includes, but is not limited to, scholarships, grants and personal loans. Students can work with SAI’s financial aid advisors to ensure that the proper paperwork is submitted to utilize their aid. SAI allows confirmed financial aid students to defer the payment of their program cost balance (i.e. the amount that aid will cover) until their financial aid is disbursed. For more information on SAI’s financial aid policies please visit our website. DISCOUNTS SAI also offers various discounts, including for multiple terms, affiliated universities, multiple family members, gap year students, military service, and alumni students.

• Academic courses in English in all host cities, with host language options in some • U.S. academic credit for all undergraduate coursework • Accommodation in carefully selected student housing • Airport pick-up and transportation on arrival day • Welcome reception and events • Welcome bag containing items to kick-start your experience abroad • SAI orientation to the host city and school • SAI staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation • Cell phone rental with host country phone number • 24-hour on-site emergency support • Semester SAI weekend excursion • SAI mid-term re-orientation for personal reflection and goal setting • Frequent SAI cultural activities and day trips • Farewell event with all students

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES • Admission services with our U.S. office providing friendly, professional assistance • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students • Support and assistance through the SAI online live chat feature • Assistance with student visa application • Optional student visa processing service • Assistance with financial aid and loan processing

RE-ENTRY SERVICES • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences • SAI Ambassador Program, with paid internship opportunities in the SAI office • SAI Alumni Network

HOUSING • Shared Apartments and optional Premium Services SAI student apartments are located in buildings and areas shared by local residents. Private or shared bedrooms are available and all apartments are clean, comfortable and well equipped with basic furnishings, kitchen, living area and bathrooms. Premium Services are offered in some cities for a supplementary fee, providing weekly cleaning and laundry, and bi-weekly linen change. • Family Homestays Family homestays, available in some SAI locations, are a terrific way to ensure your language skills and cultural knowledge grow. Homestays provide a shared or single bedroom in the family home with basic furnishings.

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SAIPROGRAMS Leading Services SAI programs stand out for our services, ranging from our exceptional housing, to our 24-hour support on-site. HOUSING Learning to live in a new environment is an important part of the study abroad experience. SAI recognizes the importance of safe and comfortable living spaces that help students make new friends and build community. Over our 20+ years of operation, we have earned an excellent reputation for providing housing for students in beautiful apartments, as well as family homestays in some locations. Student Shared Apartments SAI student apartments are located in buildings and areas shared by local residents throughout the host cities. This grants students exposure to everyday life in that city: shopping at local markets, enjoying a morning coffee at the neighborhood cafe, and establishing relationships with other locals in the building or around the neighborhood. SAI apartments are within a 45 minute walk or commute to school, with most within 30 minutes. Each SAI apartment is unique in size, age, floor plan, and number of bedrooms. SAI offers shared and private bedrooms and all apartments are clean and well equipped with basic furnishings, a kitchen, living area and bathroom. In some SAI locations, students can add Premium Services for a supplementary fee, which includes weekly cleaning and laundry services, and bi-weekly linen change. Family Homestays Family homestays are available in some locations and are a terrific way to ensure that language skills and cultural knowledge grow. Homestay families are thoroughly screened and are accustomed to welcoming visiting students into their homes. Homestays provide a shared or single bedroom in the family home with basic furnishings. Included meals vary by city.

“My SAI apartment was amazing. Living in the same building as Italian locals and having Italian neighbors right across the street gave me a great sense of the Italian culture, and made me feel more integrated in the community.� ~ Florence student 10

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SAIPROGRAMS ON-SITE SUPPORT Each SAI city has on-site staff dedicated to ensuring a productive, safe, and unforgettable experience abroad. SAI on-site support includes airport pickup and a thorough orientation so that students experience a smooth transition into their host culture. SAI staff is available throughout the term to provide academic and personal support, and manages a rich calendar of events and activities so that students can easily get to know one another and their community. SAI students also have the benefit of receiving a host country cell phone for ease of communication. HEALTH & SAFETY Student safety, security, and health are of primary importance to SAI, and our students have peace of mind knowing that on-site staff is always available to help should they need it. In the event of serious safety or health issues, students can contact our 24-hour emergency phone number for immediate assistance. We manage a clear communication system should the need arise to contact all students or their emergency contacts at home. Our on-site staff can provide experience and translation with medical professionals, police, and the like, as well as a supportive environment. Additionally, all SAI students are covered by a student health insurance plan with coverage for English-speaking high quality medical care.

PASSPORT, VISA & TRAVEL Student visa application and requirements can sometimes be stressful for study abroad students. For this reason, SAI has a dedicated visa office to assist students throughout their passport application and visa process. Our visa office is available to answer any questions and concerns, and provides students with simple step-by-step guides to complete their applications. In some instances, our visa office is able to process student applications directly, to simplify the process further. To make travel simple, SAI has partnered with Waldorf Travel, a specialized travel agency providing the lowest available student-priced airline tickets. RE-ENTRY & ALUMNI Returning home from studying abroad can be both difficult and exhilarating. Students often return home with a new excitement for their future, and a deepened interest in international education, travel, and global citizenship. SAI re-entry services welcome students home with the same community that welcomed them in their host country. We have simple re-entry procedures, and opportunities for students to become SAI alumni for life.

“Knowing that we had an SAI coordinator abroad really gave me peace of mind as I took classes, traveled, and explored my host city.� ~ Paris student

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SAIPROGRAMS SAI Activity & Excursion Highlights SAI offers an active calendar of social events and excursions in all Signature Services programs. SAI activities encourage social interaction between students while including elements designed to foster greater cross-cultural competency and a deeper understanding of the local community. Following are some examples of activities and excursions that are offered. ITALY: Weekend Excursion to Maremma & The Islands of Tuscany Students spend a weekend in the Maremma countryside and coast, both regions in Tuscany that are not widely known or easily accessible to travelers. Known for long horned steer, cowboys, natural parks, pre-Roman Etruscan ruins and exquisite coast, the area offers a plethora of natural beauty and cultural heritage sites. In addition to the beautiful landscapes, students are struck by how remote the area is, and enjoy having an opportunity to experience what life is like traveling like a local. The day on the Island of Giglio is always a favorite among students as a peaceful and picturesque place to relax on the Mediterranean white sand beaches. Other students decide to venture up to the summit of the island to visit the stunning castle. FRANCE: Weekend Excursion to Annecy Annecy is a special place located just off the beautiful green ‘Lac d’Annecy’, a turquoise-colored lake in Southeast France among the Alpine mountains. The historical center of town, which once held a prison during the Middle Ages, is walkable with many small bridges traversing several narrow canals. Students are often struck by the beauty and charm of the town and the scenery of the lake backdropped by snow-capped mountains. The weekend in Annecy offers students a beautiful escape to the mountains and is a chance to try regional Fondue. The most memorable experience is often the peaceful bike ride around the lake. ITALY: Sergio Mottura Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting The beautiful scenery of the northern Lazio region, with its verdant hills and medieval villages, is reason enough to make the trip up to visit the Sergio Mottura vineyards and winery. However, getting a first-hand lesson on Italian wines from Mr. Mottura himself, seeing the production process up-close, and hearing about his more than 50 years in the business is the real treat. Students get a tour of the production site where Sergio explains the fermentation process and visit the beautiful vineyards to taste the grapes and learn how the volcanic soil of the area makes it optimal for producing wine. One of the highlights of the trip is passing through the local town market where Sergio treats the group to a tasting of Porchetta, a scrumptious local delicacy. After arriving at the winery, students head down to the cantina to see the intricate process of aging sparkling wines. Finally, lunch is ready, and just in time to accompany a tasting of all of Sergio’s wonderful wines.

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SAIEXCURSIONS SPAIN: Spanish Food & Cooking Workshop Spanish and Catalan food is known worldwide to combine social and culinary elements to create experimental culinary excellence. The SAI Spanish food and cooking workshop welcomes students into this tradition, by cooking delicious local dishes that are unfamiliar to most students. The workshop discusses the central ingredients in Spanish cuisine and introduces various cooking methods for students to use at home. Together with the instructor, students cook and then enjoy a multiple-course meal, thus taking part in the social event of cooking and sharing meals together. Students often continue to cook these recipes when they return home, sharing the Spanish culinary tradition well beyond Spain! ITALY: Weekend in the Apennine Mountains On this unforgettable weekend trip, students get to experience Italian life outside of a large city. The group explores various parts of the National Park of the Apennines - including discovering the importance of cooking with local products that are in season, exploring caverns that make up a portion of the Apuan Alps, and experiencing local festivals such as the Fall Festival of Chestnuts and Truffles. Spending the weekend outdoors in the Garfagnana Valley offers students a very authentic and unique cultural experience that tourists don’t often get. Not only do students get to experience the beauty of the Italian mountains, but they also get to know an important aspect of Italian culture: local food products and cuisine. ENGLAND: Weekend trip to Bath, Stonehenge & Somerset This unforgettable weekend trip shows students a great deal of the iconic English countryside. In Bath, the group visits the Roman Baths and experiences the city through local museums, galleries, and walks. After that, students take in the truly ancient areas of the country by exploring the countryside, including Stonehenge and various villages. Throughout the weekend, students enjoy food from delicious restaurants, pubs and ancient inns and get a sense of life outside of the bustling city of London. Students often comment that the day in the English countryside is a truly special experience that they otherwise would not have had. However, the Roman Baths are always described as simply amazing as well!

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SAIPROGRAMS AT A GLANCE REDISCOVER THE RENAISSANCE • Live and study in the heart of the city. • A wide variety of classes, including the arts, hospitality,

communications, business, and much more.

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• Unique experiential courses provide hands-on learning

opportunities.

LOSE YOURSELF IN THE ETERNAL CITY • A wide variety of classes offer something for everyone. • Study alongside degree-seeking students from around the world. • Join unique JCU Summer Institute programs for

undergraduate & graduate studies.

ROMEITALY EXPERIENCE THE GLOBAL FASHION CAPITAL • Dive deep into fashion, design, or liberal arts coursework. • Undergraduate and graduate-level coursework in the bustling

commercial capital. • Earn an SAI Global Leadership Certificate during the semester.

MILANITALY STUDY ON THE AMALFI COAST • Immerse yourself in a tight-knit coastal community. • Full- or part-time internship in the semester or summer. • Enroll in unique coursework that focuses on the

Mediterranean region.

SORRENTOITALY UNCOVER HISTORY AROUND EVERY CORNER • Immersive Italian language program, going from beginner to

advanced in one semester. • Comfortable family homestays for a true Italian experience. • Pair your academic studies with a semester internship or

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unique volunteering options.

FIND INSPIRATION ON THE SEA • Spend a summer on the beautiful Italian island of Sicily,

in a 2,700 year old city. • Unique coursework utilizes the surrounding region for

unforgettable site visits. • Pair your academic studies with a summer internship.

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“I gained valuable language skills, appreciation for a different culture, I made close friends, I explored different cultures and countries in Europe. It was everything and more.” ~Barcelona student

“I learned how to exit my comfort zone and adapt to new surroundings. Studying abroad gave me such an appreciation for how beautiful and massive our world is!” ~Rome student

STUDYABROAD TERMSAVAILABLE semester • quarter • summer • intersession • internship • weekly • academic year • high school • gap • career • professional • graduate • master’s degree

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ABSORB A MODERN MEDITERRANEAN CITY • Four SAI partner schools offer specializations across all areas. • Strengthen your Spanish language skills through language or

subject course options in Spanish. • Volunteer in the community for a more immersive experience

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in this beautiful beach side city.

STUDY ABROAD IN THE CITY OF LIGHTS • Program options allow students a deep-dive into design, or

coursework across liberal arts and business. • Earn an SAI Global Leadership Certificate during the semester. • Ignite new passions in courses like “Paris through its

Museums” and “Expatriate Writers in Paris.”

PARISFRANCE THRIVE IN THE WORLD’S CULTURAL CAPITAL • Study at leading art and design schools or at top liberal arts

and sciences schools. • Learn alongside degree-seeking students from around the world. • Pair your academic studies with a semester or summer

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internship in your major field.

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Florence


FLORENCE The treasure that is the city of Florence has attracted visitors from every society, from Roman to modern times. Though Florence is an ancient city, the focal point today is its Renaissance art and architecture, which have contributed to it frequently being named one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, its streets present a stunning reflection of the birth and development of modern society, which shifted importance toward the individual and creativity. Today Florence is also a busy center for art and design, and a home to top fashion, architecture and culinary delights.

SAI Florence Florence is a very manageable city for study abroad students, who can regularly interact with visitors from around the world. SAI’s partner school in Florence is Florence University of the Arts (FUA), including Apicius International School of Hospitality (AISH). The SAI Florence office is centrally located and offers meeting and study space for students, as well as open office hours during which on-site staff provides support and guidance. Programinclusive activities in Florence include bookmaking, soccer games, and cooking classes, with weekend excursions to Cinque Terre and Lake Como and day trips to nearby sites.

Community Integration & Leadership SAI students in Florence have ample opportunities for community integration and leadership during their term abroad: • Volunteering opportunities in Florence include teaching, museum curation, library services, theater, and much more. • Undergraduate internship opportunities are available during the semester and summer, both for-credit and non-credit. • Semester students can enroll in the SAI Global Leadership Certificate in Florence, which is an exploration of research, engagement in community service and interaction with opinion leaders to broaden students’ global outlook and leadership mentality.

SAI Florence Sample Activities This is just a sample, see our website for the full list. • • • • • • • •

Tuscany by bike Versilia coast beach trip Fiorentina soccer game Hike to Piazzale Michelangelo Italian cooking lesson Day trip to Siena and San Gimignano Trip to Italy’s university city, Bologna Cinque Terre: hiking between land and sky

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SAI Offering in Florence Partner Schools • Florence University of the Arts (FUA) • Apicius International School of Hospitality (AISH)

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Semester & Quarter Summer: 3 – 12 weeks Intersession & Weekly High School Summer Career Programs Professional Programs

Housing Options: Student apartment, Family homestay Areas of Study Offered • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Art History & Architecture Business & Economics Communication Digital & Studio Arts Fashion Design & Merchandising Health Studies Hospitality, Tourism & Gastronomy Interior & Product Design Literature & Creative Writing Mathematics Modern Languages & Cultures Natural Sciences Social Sciences Theater & Performing Arts

“I learned who I am in my four months in Florence. I learned what I want from life, and how I hope to live...I learned to soak up every beautiful moment life throws at you.” ~ Florence Student

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FUAFLORENCE Host School Florence University of the Arts (FUA) is a young, vibrant institution offering liberal arts coursework that takes a contemporary approach to international education. With small classes taught by highly qualified international faculty, FUA courses aim to enhance the social, intercultural and professional experience of each student. In addition to coursework in arts and sciences, communication, and business, FUA offers unique opportunities for students to enroll in cutting-edge fashion, design, architecture, fine arts, culinary and wine studies, as well as a wide range of liberal arts and business courses. As an urban school, FUA is comprised of several buildings in Florence’s city center that have been refurbished to create spaces for studios, classrooms, and labs. In the classroom, students have the opportunity to learn with working professionals, as many instructors are critically acclaimed in their fields. Outside of the classroom, students apply what they learn to their surroundings, with ample opportunities for community engagement and hands-on learning.

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• Enroll in the diverse course offering including the arts, social sciences, business, natural sciences, and much more. • Complete a part-time internship during the academic year and summer. • Join unique experiential learning courses for opportunities to collaborate with local organizations.

Semester & Quarter Programs Semester Elective (12 - 15 credits) Visiting semester students at FUA select 4 or 5 elective courses from the wide range of offerings for a total of 12 - 15 credits. In addition to typical liberal arts courses, FUA includes such courses as Travel Writing, Pairing Food and Wine, Fashion Design, and Happiness Science. SAI students have the option to supplement a regular semester of studies with the SAI Global Leadership Certificate (GLC), designed to enrich students’ experiences through exploration of research, engagement in community service and interaction with experts and leaders. Semester students have the option to add a 1 week / 3 credit Cultural Introduction to Italy traveling course starting in Rome, which takes place the week prior to regular program start. Students in this course learn on location in destinations unique for their local cultures, economies, histories, and societies.


SAIITALY Quarter Elective (9 - 15 credits) The Quarter option at FUA allows students attending quartersession schools to easily study abroad. The Quarter program is 11 weeks duration in the fall and 12 weeks in the spring, and students select 3 to 5 elective courses from the offering for a total of 9 – 15 credits. Semester & Quarter Internship Opportunities Semester and Quarter students can apply for a part time 3 credit internship to be completed as part of their elective program. Students are placed in internships that complement their major or minor, and are supported by an internship supervisor. While Italian language proficiency is not required, it is helpful for expanding the placement options. Internships are available in the following fields: Accounting and Business • Architecture • Communication and Publishing • Photography • Culinary Arts and Wine • Fashion and Accessories Studies and Technology • Fine Arts • Hospitality Operations and Management • Interior and Industrial Design • Performing Arts • Physical Education and Sport Training • Student Life and Development Office • Visual Communication

Transfer to Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree Some study abroad students feel so changed by their study abroad experience that they choose to transfer to the host school to complete their undergraduate degree. SAI FUA students who wish to do so can complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, offered by FUA and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). SAI provides assistance with the transfer, to ensure a smooth transition to becoming FUA degree-seeking students.

Summer Programs Summer 3 weeks (3 – 6 credits) Students studying abroad in FUA’s 3 week summer programs select 1 or 2 courses for an intensive 3 weeks. SAI offers four Summer 3 week sessions at FUA, each with different start dates and course options: Summer I, Summer II, Summer III, and Summer IV. Summer 6 weeks (6 – 9 credits) Students in FUA’s 6 week summer programs select 2 or 3 courses from the elective offering for 6 – 9 credits. Courses are offered in various subjects, with opportunities to enroll in unique experiential learning courses and internships. SAI offers two Summer 6 week sessions at FUA, each with different start dates and course options: Summer A, and Summer B. Summer Semester 12 weeks (9 – 12 credits) Students in FUA’s 12 week summer semester program are able to complete a large number of credits in the summer. Students select 3 or 4 courses from a wide range of liberal arts options for a total of 9 – 12 credits. Students are also able to complete a 3 credit internship as part of their summer program. Summer Internship Opportunities Students enrolled in the 6 or 12 week summer programs can apply for a part time 3 credit internship to be completed as part of their program. Students are placed in internships that complement their major or minor, and are supported by an internship supervisor. Internships are available in the same fields as the semester/quarter. Optional Add-On: Cultural Introduction to Italy (3 credits) The 1 week Cultural Introduction to Italy course can be added to any summer or semester program. The course is comprised of field study and travel research on location in destinations unique for their local cultures, economies, histories, and societies. Students participating in this course arrive in Rome the week prior to their regular program start and spend one week participating in lectures, visiting historic and contemporary sites, tasting local gastronomy, and experiencing the culture of Tuscany. At the end of the week students travel to Florence to complete the remainder of their program.

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FUAFLORENCE Intersession and Short Programs

Career Programs

January Intersession 3 weeks (3 – 6 credits) January Intersession at FUA allows students the opportunity to enroll in a short 3 week program in January, between regular terms. Students select 1 or 2 courses for a total of 3 – 6 credits. The January Intersession program can also be paired with a Spring Semester program at FUA, offering the opportunity to complete more credits.

Career Certificate Programs FUA Career Programs are subject-intensive sessions offering pre-determined coursework for a full immersion and professional experience in a particular field. Career programs are open to traditional undergraduate students as well as nontraditional students interested in a new career. Students can enroll in fall quarter (beginner-level) or spring quarter (intermediate-level) sessions, or complete a full academic year to receive a Certificate. Students may also supplement Career program studies with an Italian language course or a 3 credit internship. The following Career Programs are offered at FUA:

Fall & Spring Short Programs 3 – 7 weeks (3 – 12 credits) FUA short programs are designed to allow a great deal of flexibility for untraditional study abroad timing. SAI offers four 3 week short program start dates in both the Fall and Spring. Short programs can be combined to create longer back-to-back 6 or 7 week programs. In each 3 week program students select 1 or 2 courses for a total of 3 – 6 credits.

High School Programs High School Summer (6 - 9 credits) The High School Summer program is designed to give high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while living in a supportive study abroad environment for 3 or 4 weeks. Students can either complete 3 weeks of study in Florence, or begin the 4 week program with a 1 week Cultural Introduction to Italy traveling course, ending up in Florence for 3 weeks. The program includes dedicated staff and daily events and excursions for a rich social and cultural Italian experience.

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Accessory Design and Technology Eco-Sustainable Design Fashion Design and Technology Photography Publishing Visual Communication For detailed information on each Career program, please see our website. Please note that Culinary and Hospitality Career Programs are offered through Apicius International School of Hospitality (AISH) on page 22.


SAIITALY Areas of Study For a list of courses see our website. Art History & Architecture

Modern Languages & Cultures

Architecture History • Art History

Food, Wine and Culture • Italian Studies

Business & Economics

Natural Sciences

Accounting and Finance • Economics • Entrepreneurship Resources • Management • Marketing

Chemistry • Environmental Studies • Horticulture • Mathematics • Physics

Communication

Social Sciences

Advertising • Journalism and Book Publishing • Mass Communications

Anthropology • Criminology • Geography • Happiness Sciences History • Philosophy • Political Science and International Relations • Psychology • Religious Studies • Sociology

Digital & Studio Arts

Art Education • Ceramics • Painting and Drawing • Photography Video Production • Visual Communication

Theater & Performing Arts

Music Studies • Performing Arts

Fashion Design & Merchandising

Accessory Design and Technology • Fashion Communication and Publishing • Fashion Design and Technology • Merchandising Health Studies

Dietetics and Nutrition • Physical Education & Physical Therapy • Sport Management Hospitality, Tourism & Gastronomy

Culinary Arts • Hospitality and Tourism Management • Hotel and Lodging Management • Restaurant, Food and Beverage Management Interior & Product Design

Interior and Industrial Design • Sustainable Architecture and Design Literature & Creative Writing

Comparative Literature • English Composition and Creative Writing • Italian Literature Mathematics

Finite Mathematics

“Taking an art class in Florence, with such deep art history, is something that really stuck with me. Not only did I learn how to do basic art, but I lived in it. Art was everywhere in this old city.” ~ Florence Student

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AISHFLORENCE Host School Apicius International School of Hospitality (AISH) has been an internationally respected leader in culinary arts, baking, wine and hospitality for 20 years. It is the first academic entity in Italy to receive the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education. In 2011 Apicius merged with Florence University of the Arts (FUA) providing a food, wine, hospitality and nutrition department while continuing to offer its expertise to international culinary and wine professionals and non-professionals. Apicius offers both academic and professional programs to students seeking state-of-the-art classroom facilities paired with field experience through hands-on instructional training alongside outstanding professional teachers. In addition to its own stateof-the-art culinary and wine classrooms Apicius operates both a restaurant (Ganzo) and a pasticceria (Fedora pastry shop) staffed by students.

Apicius International School of Hospitality

• Study at a globally-respected hospitality and culinary institution. • Gain hands-on experience at the school’s restaurant and pastry shop staffed by students. • Join unique experiential learning and internship courses for deeper learning.

Career Programs Career Certificate Programs AISH Career Programs are subject-intensive sessions offering pre-determined coursework for a full immersion and professional experience in a particular field. Career programs are open to traditional undergraduate students as well as nontraditional students interested in a new career. Students can enroll in the fall or spring quarter (beginner-level) or the spring quarter (intermediate-level) sessions, or complete a full academic year to receive a Certificate. Students may also supplement Career program studies with an Italian language course or a 3 credit internship. The following Career Programs are offered at AISH: Culinary Arts Hospitality Management Italian Baking and Pastry Wine Studies and Enology For detailed information on each Career program, please see our website. Please note that Design and Communication Career Programs are offered through Florence University of the Arts (FUA) on page 18.


SAIITALY James Beard Foundation Program In this specialized 4 week program offered only in the fall, students create, plan, organize, and successfully realize a highprofile international event from a transcontinental, intercultural point of view. Coursework begins with lectures and event preparation at AISH in Florence and concludes with a week-long production and staging of an event cycle at the famed James Beard Foundation in New York City. Students are involved in all phases of event creation, with coursework covering event planning, art direction, food and wine management, food production, and wine services. This program is open to traditional undergraduate students as well as nontraditional students.

Professional Programs

International Master Certificate in Baking & Pastry (Fall semester) The Master in International Baking and Pastry certificate program is offered to professional pastry chefs or hospitality graduates who wish to enhance specific skills in pastry arts in an international environment. The fall semester program is designed to celebrate the outstanding mastery of baking and pastry that has evolved in Italy over centuries. Students gain in-depth knowledge of worldwide desserts, wedding and celebration cakes, Italian gelato, artistic chocolate, and much more, while mastering product knowledge, interpretation and innovation, historical context, and dish balance. After successful completion of the program, students receive a Master Certificate in Italian Baking and Pastry.

Master Certificate in Italian Cuisine (one year) The one year Master in Italian Cuisine certificate program is offered to professional chefs or hospitality graduates who wish to enhance specific skills in culinary arts. The program is designed to celebrate the outstanding mastery of cuisine that has evolved in Italy over the centuries as well as provide students with a sound understanding of the gastronomic culture of Italy. Students gain knowledge of quality products and the historical background of dishes, and the ability to interpret recipes and pair ingredients to create a balanced dish. After successful completion of the program, students receive a Master Certificate in Italian Cuisine.

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SAIITALY

Rome


ROME It has been said that more than a lifetime is needed to experience all that the capital city of Rome has to offer. It is a city layered with art and antiquities encompassing 2,500 years of human history – from the Coliseum, the Imperial Forum and the Roman Pantheon, to Vatican City, with the Sistine Chapel and Vatican museums. Regarded as a birthplace of Western civilization, Rome is a major tourist destination, although it maintains an authentic and traditional atmosphere in the peace of its small streets and the splendor of its piazzas bursting with life.

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SAI Offering in Rome Partner Schools • John Cabot University (JCU) • Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA Rome) • Italiaidea Institute

Programs Offered

SAI Rome Study abroad students are quickly swept up into the profound history of this enchanting city. Visitors can enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine in a beautiful park, savor a gelato on the Spanish Steps, or study art history overlooking the Trevi Fountain. SAI offers students the opportunity to study at John Cabot University (JCU), NABA Rome, or Italiaidea Institute. SAI’s Rome office is located in the beautiful Trastevere neighborhood, near SAI partner schools and housing. SAI Rome on-site staff holds open office hours to provide advising and support, and the office includes space for students to meet and study. Program-inclusive activities in Rome include gelato making, bike rides and beach trips, and weekend excursions take students to unique regions in Tuscany and Lazio.

Community Integration & Leadership SAI students in Rome have ample opportunities for community integration and leadership during their term abroad:

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Semester Summer: 4 – 11 weeks Graduate Master’s Degree

Housing Options: Student apartment, Family homestay Areas of Study Offered • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Art History & Architecture Business & Economics Communication Computer Science & Programming Digital & Studio Arts Fashion Design & Merchandising Interior & Product Design Literature & Creative Writing Mathematics Modern Languages & Cultures Natural Sciences Social Sciences Theater & Performing Arts

• Volunteer opportunities are available at homeless shelters, hospitals, and in English language school programs. • Students can enroll in part-time internships as part of their academic semester or summer program. • Semester students can enroll in the SAI Global Leadership Certificate in Rome, which is an exploration of research, engagement in community service and interaction with opinion leaders to broaden students’ global outlook and leadership mentality.

SAI Rome Sample Activities This is just a sample, see our website for the full list. • • • • • • • • •

Gelato making workshop Ancient Appian Way bike tour Hidden treasures of Italy weekend trip Survival Italian language course Beach day trip Vineyard tour and wine tasting Rome night tour Day trip to Tivoli Opera night

“My absolute favorite thing about living in Rome is simply getting lost in the historical center, wandering down the tiny alleyways and stumbling upon ancient ruins, beautiful fountains and amazing architecture.” ~ Jordan, SAI Rome Program Coordinator

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JCUROME Host School Since 1972, John Cabot University (JCU) has offered students from around the world the opportunity to pursue an exceptional academic and cultural education in the heart of one of the most inspiring cities in the world. JCU is accredited in the U.S. by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and offers a liberal arts curriculum taught entirely in English. The school draws professors from around the world who are committed to a multicultural environment, and to imparting a global understanding. Students studying abroad at JCU are integrated into the diverse and international degree-seeking student body. JCU is located in two beautiful buildings in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome, which is one of the city’s oldest and most lively areas, abundant with art and excellent outdoor restaurants enjoyed by both Romans and visitors.

John Cabot University

• Study abroad at a distinguished U.S. university in the heart of Rome. • Complete a part-time internship alongside coursework in the semester and summer. • Earn an SAI Global Leadership Certificate during the semester.

Semester Programs Semester Elective (12 – 17 credits) Semester students studying at JCU select 4 or 5 elective courses from the wide range of disciplines offered for a total of 12 – 17 credits. Courses available include Art History, Business, Political Science, and Communication, among many others. SAI students have the option to supplement a regular semester of studies with the SAI Global Leadership Certificate (GLC), designed to enrich students’ experiences through exploration of research, engagement in community service and interaction with experts and leaders. SAI semester students also have the option to enroll in the JCU Honors Program, in which students enroll in at least one honors course and participate in community service and seminars to enhance their academic and cultural experience, and gain additional credentials abroad.


SAIITALY Summer Programs Summer 5 weeks (3 – 6 credits) Students in JCU’s 5 week summer program select 1 or 2 courses from the unique offering for a total of 3 – 6 credits. SAI offers two Summer 5 week sessions at JCU, each with different start dates and course options: Summer I and Summer II. Students have the option of participating in unique Summer Institutes as part of their term.

Semester Internship Opportunities Visiting semester and 11 week summer students can apply for a part-time internship (credit or non-credit) to be completed as part of their elective program. The selective internship program offers a wonderful opportunity for motivated students to pursue a major or minor field of study under the guidance of an internship supervisor. Former students have interned at the U.S. Embassy, Price Waterhouse Coopers Advisory, FAO, IDLO, IFAD, NATO, World Food Program, CNN, Vatican Radio, Sotheby’s Italy and many others. Transfer to Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree Some study abroad students feel so changed by their study abroad experience that they choose to transfer to the host school to complete their undergraduate degree. SAI JCU students who choose to do so are assisted by SAI for a smooth transition to becoming degree-seeking JCU students.

Summer 11 weeks (6 - 12 credits) The 11 week summer program is offered as a combination of JCU’s two back-to-back 5 week summer programs, giving summer students the chance to enjoy an extended amount of time in Rome. Students enroll in 1 or 2 courses in each of the two 5 week sessions, for a total of 6 – 12 credits. Students in the 11 week summer program have the option of completing an internship. In addition to the unique coursework offered, students have the chance to participate in either of the two JCU Summer Institutes available. Summer Institutes Option Summer students can participate in either of the JCU Summer Institutes that occur alongside the Summer 5 week sessions. The two Institutes allow passionate students to engage more deeply in their field of study, and gain access to leaders in their field. The Institutes offer additional activities on top of regular coursework that include seminars, special events, and networking dinners. Students who complete an Institute program receive a certificate in addition to their regular course transcript. Summer I: Institute in Creative Writing and Literary Translation Summer II: Institute in International Communication

“All four of the classes I took at JCU were interesting, engaging, and exciting to attend. My favorite part was the small class size that allowed my classmates and me to engage in great discussions about our subjects.” ~ Rome Student

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JCUROME Graduate Programs Graduate Summer 5 weeks (3 - 6 credits) This unique graduate-level 5 week summer program offers students who hold a bachelor’s degree a deep-dive into creative writing and literary translation. The program, developed in collaboration with American University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, brings together notable faculty with awardwinning writers in the heart of the Eternal City. Students enroll in one of the four workshops offered in poetry, fiction writing, literary translation, and literature for creative writers.

Master’s Degree Art History Master’s Degree (one year) The Master of Arts (MA) in Art History at JCU guides students toward professional mastery of the materials and methods of art history with emphasis on first-hand research in the museums, monuments, and archaeological sites of Rome. The degree can be completed in approximately fifteen months of full-time study, and awards a US-accredited MA degree. The program has a dual focus: the visual cultures of Rome and the Mediterranean across time, from antiquity to the present; and the acquisition of technical skills for primary research. It also stimulates critical perspectives on the history of Roman art worldwide.

Areas of Study

For a list of courses see our website. Art History & Architecture

Archaeology • Art History Business & Economics

Business • Economics • Finance • Management • Marketing Communication

Communications • Media Studies Computer Science & Programming

Computer Science Digital & Studio Arts

Studio Art Literature & Creative Writing

Classical Studies • Creative Writing • English Literature Mathematics

Algebra • Calculus • Pre-Calculus • Statistics Modern Languages & Cultures

French • German • Italian • Latin • Spanish Natural Sciences

Natural Science Social Sciences

History • Law • Philosophy • Political Science • Psychology • Religious Studies • Sociology Theater & Performing Arts

Theater and Film Studies

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Ciao! My name is Jess, and I studied abroad at Florence University of the Arts. It has been an incredible opportunity to not only study art in one of the most artistic cities in the world, but also practice my own art! I am a photographer passionate about documenting culture around the world. This includes traveling to other Italian cities! This photo of me was taken in Rome at the Colosseum. Because Florence is centrally located, it’s easy to get around the country and Europe!

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Italian movie. I hear beautiful music from restaurants through my apartment window and pass street performers on every corner.

At least once a week I have a class held on site at one of the most iconic and historic Florence locations. A few places I have visited with my classes are the Duomo, the Florence Baptistery, and the Uffizi Museum just to name a few. Experiencing my class material first hand makes it memorable and engaging!

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NABAROME Host School Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) was founded in Milan, Italy in 1980 and is the only design school in Italy accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education. With the school’s expansion into Rome, NABA Rome provides a renowned design education in the heart of the capital city, which is overflowing with art and design from ancient to modern times. NABA Rome holds true to NABA’s teaching methods that stress cultural, theoretical, and practical aspects of design and seek to put students in constant contact with companies and professionals. In its Rome location, NABA students are able to take advantage of the unique exhibitions and festivals that make the city a bustling center for art and design. Study abroad programs in Rome provide the best of NABA Milan’s popular course options, all while integrating the unique Roman region, history and culture. See NABA Milan for course options at the main campus on page 38.

Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti - Rome

• Take design courses in the heart of Rome’s great art and design history. • Learn in small classes for direct and open dialogue with instructors. • Enroll in NABA’s most popular courses, designed specifically for visiting students.

Semester Programs Semester Elective (12 – 18 credits) Semester study abroad students at NABA Rome have the opportunity to delve into design fields under the mentorship of leading industry professionals. Students choose 3 to 6 courses within one of the design-based concentrations below. Those with varying academic needs can also select courses across all concentrations for a total of 12 – 18 US credits. Fashion Design Fashion Styling and Communication Liberal Studies

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SAIITALY SAI Rome Volunteering: Language Instruction SAI Rome students can volunteer in the community by teaching English at Casa Internazionale delle Donne, a shelter for women who have been victims of violence and whose aim is to empower women through programs ranging from art lessons to selfdefense classes.

Summer Programs Summer 4 weeks (6 credits) NABA Rome’s 4 week summer programs offer students a synthesis of NABA expertise in the design fields under the guidance of, and collaboration with, professionals in the field. Students enroll in two back-to-back 2 week courses, each worth 3 credits. SAI offers two 4 week summer programs at NABA Rome, each with different start dates and course options: Summer I and Summer II.

Areas of Study For a list of courses see our website. Art History & Architecture Art and Design History Fashion Design & Merchandising Fashion Design • Fashion Styling and Communication Interior & Product Design Interior Design Modern Languages & Cultures Italian  

Summer 6 weeks (9 credits) SAI students in NABA Rome’s 6 week summer program complete 3 courses in design, fashion, and art history subjects while spending an unforgettable summer in the bustling city. Students enroll in three back-to-back 2 week courses, each worth 3 credits.

“My semester in Rome was so wonderful it is hard to know where to start. I got to enjoy Italy and do some traveling but most importantly I made myself a home in Rome.” ~ Rome Student

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ITALIAIDEAROME Host School Italiaidea Institute (ITAL), authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education, has been offering outstanding courses in Italian language and culture since 1984, becoming the foremost language institute in Rome, with about 1,500 students every year. Located in the heart of ancient Rome near Campo dei Fiori and a block from the Tiber River, the school draws students from around the world, creating an international environment while focusing on the Italian language and its culture. Italiaidea uses an interactive communicative approach to teaching Italian language, with “authentic” materials. This means lessons focus on Italian daily life (newspapers, music, advertising, current events), and materials are continually updated to make the program relevant and contemporary. Students interested in further immersion have the option of living in family homestays.

• Learn Italian in Italy’s capital city with centuries of

history. • Engage in carefully developed, fun, and effective Italian language courses. • Immerse yourself in Italian culture by participating in a homestay or any of the cultural activities.

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SAIITALY Summer Programs Summer 4 weeks Italian Language (4 credits) Students in Italiaidea’s 4 week summer program complete an intensive Italian language course for a total of 4 credits. Italiaidea’s immersion-style teaching gets students to apply their language skills in various settings outside of the classroom. SAI offers three 4 week summer sessions at Italiaidea, each with different start dates: Summer I, Summer II, and Summer III. Summer 8 weeks Italian Language (8 credits) Students in Italiaidea’s 8 week summer program complete two back-to-back intensive Italian language courses, each worth 4 credits, for a total of 8 credits. Italiaidea’s immersion-style teaching gets students to apply their language skills in various settings outside of the classroom. SAI offers two 8 week summer sessions at Italiaidea, each with different start dates: Summer IV, and Summer V.

“Program Coordinators are all great! They are incredibly helpful and willing to answer questions. It has been such a relief to have that form of support here.” ~ Rome Student

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SAIITALY

Milan


MILAN Milan is the industrial, commercial, and financial center of Italy and a leading global powerhouse. The city of Milan presents a harmonious fusion between stunning historical monuments such as the Milan Cathedral, cutting-edge fashion and design seen in the fashion district of Quadrilatero dell Moda, internationally recognized music and performance in noteworthy theaters, and the financial district of Porta Nuova teeming with powerful executives. Milan welcomes people from around the world, with one sixth of its population being foreign born.

SAIITALY

SAI Offering in Milan Partner Schools • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) • Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) • Domus Academy (DA)

Programs Offered

SAI Milan Students in Milan can enjoy the city, as well as easily travel to nearby treasures such as the Italian Alps, Lake Como, and the remarkable canals of Venice. SAI offers students opportunities to study at the undergraduate level at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) and Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA), as well as at the graduate level at NABA and Domus Academy (DA). SAI on-site staff welcomes students to the city and provides advising and support, as well as open office hours. Program-inclusive activities in Milan include wine tasting and museum tours, and weekend excursions take students to Venice, Tuscany, or the Apennine Mountains.

Community Integration & Leadership In addition to all that the city has to offer, SAI Milan students can get involved in an array of volunteer and leadership activities while abroad, including helping at a soup kitchen or environmental cleanup, or getting involved in local festivals such as the Milan Film Festival or Design Week. Additionally, semester students at UCSC can enroll in the SAI Global Leadership Certificate in Milan, which is an exploration of research, engagement in community service and interaction with opinion leaders to broaden students’ global outlook and leadership mentality.

SAI Milan Sample Activities This is just a sample, see our website for the full list. • • • • • •

Duomo rooftop tour Lake Como day trip Weekend in the Apennines DaVinci’s Last Supper Barolo winery visit and wine tasting Milan walking tour

• Semester • Summer: 4 – 6 weeks • Master’s Degree

Housing Option: Student apartment Areas of Study Offered • • • • • • • • • •

Art History & Architecture Business & Economics Communication Digital & Studio Arts Fashion Design & Merchandising Literature & Creative Writing Interior & Product Design Modern Languages & Cultures Social Sciences Theater & Performing Arts

“Living in Milan is life changing. Its breathtaking view of the Alps brought me to tears as we landed at the airport. People appreciate life; they take their time eating, talking, reading, meditating and living effortlessly.” ~ Milan Student

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UCSCMILAN Host School Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), or “Cattolica”, is the largest private university in Europe. The university has been granted five stars by QS Stars, a global university rating system. Cattolica’s Milan campus hosts over 27,000 students per year and is located in a beautiful 8th century monastery, renovated by Bramante in the 1600’s. The school is an integral part of the local community of Milan, attracting students from within Italy as well as from around the world. The bustling streets around the UCSC campus are full of cafés, restaurants and shops. Yet hidden discreetly within the school’s perimeter are picturesque gardens and courtyards, all of which add to the unique ambience and study environment. SAI students at Cattolica join others from around the world in elective semester and summer courses offered in English across the liberal arts curriculum. Cattolica prides itself on the strong community that is fostered with both degree-seeking and visiting students. Visiting students have access to the school’s international student center, health center, sports facilities and international student associations.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

• Join a vibrant and large university with a small community feel and a strong reputation. • Enroll in unique liberal arts courses that focus on Italy and the region’s influence. • Earn an SAI Global Leaderships Certificate in the semester.

Semester Programs Semester Elective (12 – 18 credits) Study abroad semester students at UCSC enroll in 3 - 5 elective classes for a total of 12 – 18 credits. Course options include business, international relations, literature and communication, among others. Students interested in completing Italian language courses can do so during the semester or enroll in an intensive 3 week language course that takes place prior to the regular semester start. SAI students have the option to supplement a regular semester of studies with the SAI Global Leadership Certificate (GLC), designed to enrich students’ experiences through exploration of research, engagement in community service and interaction with experts and leaders.


SAIITALY SAI Global Leadership Certificate SAI UCSC semester students can supplement regular coursework with the SAI Global Leadership Certificate (GLC), designed to enrich students’ experiences and to acknowledge their academic and service work by providing an additional credential beyond a university transcript. Students in the program enroll in at least one course that is designated a global awareness course, participate in various seminars that address global issues, engage in community service, and complete a leadership paper. Through the program, students broaden their awareness of global issues and deepen their knowledge of the host community’s role in an increasingly interconnected world.

Summer Programs Summer 4 weeks (6 credits) Students in UCSC’s 4 week summer program enroll in two backto-back 2 week courses from the variety of English-taught courses for a total of 6 credits. Course options include such titles as Italian Cuisine History & Cooking Lab, Fashion Markets, and A Mafia Story. SAI offers two Summer 4 week sessions at UCSC, each with different dates and course options: Summer I and Summer II. Summer 6 weeks (9 credits) Students spend 6 weeks in the heart of the bustling city, completing three back-to-back 2 week courses for a total of 9 credits. Course options include titles like Luxury Goods, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Foods.

Areas of Study For a list of courses see our website. Business & Economics

Business • Economics • Finance • Management Communication

Communication • Media Fashion Design & Merchandising

Fashion Design Literature & Creative Writing

Literature Modern Languages & Cultures

Italian Studies • Italian Culture

“Thank you Milan for giving me lifelong friendships and experiences that I will have forever. This city gave me an opportunity to grow and see the world outside of what I know. Milan forever holds a place in my heart.” ~ Milan Student

Social Sciences

International Relations • Sociology Theater & Performing Arts

Theater  

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NABAMILAN Host School Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) was founded in Milan in 1980 and is the only design school in Italy accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education. NABA instructors are worldrenowned artists, professionals, and designers working in Milan. NABA’s teaching method stresses cultural, theoretical, and practical aspects of design and seeks to put students in constant contact with companies and professionals. NABA subscribes to the philosophy that creativity is best cultivated in an international atmosphere, and welcomes students from around 60 different countries. The school’s campus is located in the Navigli area of Milan, and uses 12 buildings to provide exceptional equipment and studio space for its 2,000 students. NABA is among the member institutions of the European League of Institutes of the Arts and the International Council of Fine Arts Deans, which consists of members from over 800 international art and design universities. See NABA Rome for course options at the Rome campus on page 30.

Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

• Study all elements of design in the fashion and design capital of the world. • Become a part of the vibrant NABA community. • Enroll in programs at the undergraduate or graduate level.


SAIITALY Semester Programs Semester Elective (12 – 18 credits) Semester study abroad students at NABA have the opportunity to delve into design fields under the mentorship of leading industry professionals. Students choose 3 to 6 courses within one of the design-based concentrations below. Those with varying academic needs can also select courses across all concentrations for a total of 12 – 18 US credits. • • • • • •

Fashion Design Fashion Styling and Communication Graphic Design Interdisciplinary Design Interior Design Product Design

Summer Programs Summer 4 weeks (6 credits) NABA’s 4 week summer programs offer students a synthesis of NABA expertise in the design fields under the guidance of, and collaboration with, professionals in the field. Students enroll in two back-to-back 2 week courses, each worth 3 credits. SAI offers two 4 week summer programs at NABA, each with different start dates and course options: Summer I and Summer II. Summer 6 weeks (9 credits) SAI students in NABA Milan’s 6 week summer program complete 3 courses in design, fashion, and photography subjects while spending an unforgettable summer in the bustling city. Students enroll in three back-to-back 2 week courses, each worth 3 credits.

“Being at NABA was the greatest experience I could have ever asked for. It revived and increased my love for the fashion industry and my desire to learn about the fashion industry.” ~ Milan Student

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NABAMILAN Master’s Degrees SAI offers one and two year Master’s Degree programs at NABA conducted in English and accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education. Creative Advertising Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s in Creative Advertising is a joint initiative between NABA and Media Design School, New Zealand. The program begins with an introduction to the basics of creative advertising, from terminology to best practices. Students then develop core skills in copywriting, story telling and art direction, to create advertising campaigns across different types of media. Leading companies challenge the students with workshop briefs designed to give them a working knowledge of advertising context. This program includes a professional internship. Fashion and Textile Design Master’s Degree (two years) The Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design at NABA is for young designers who adopt and recognize the language of fashion and are able to visually embrace the essence of the contemporary world (music, visual arts, humanistic culture, technical/scientific culture, craft and industrial technologies, experimentation and tradition): fashion is their language. The program runs as a sort of permanent lab, where students play a central role. Experienced professionals and leading figures in the field of fashion and creativity mentor the students in building their own skills to achieve a personal and professional identity.

Interior Design Master’s Degree (two years) The two year Master of Arts in Interior Design at NABA helps students explore the boundaries and constraints of the world of interior design, acquiring and widening their knowledge, critical awareness, and original thinking. Students develop a highly experimental attitude to pursue innovation both in theory and practice, through a widely interdisciplinary design approach. During an intensive two-year exploration of interior spaces, students learn to envision the future: how we will live, how we will work, how we will communicate through interior spaces. Product Design Master’s Degree (two years) The two year Master of Art in Design, with specialization in Product Design, at NABA prepares future designers and provides them with a contemporary approach to design, which originated from the Italian design culture. Led by renowned design professionals, the degree is designed around the investigation and design of the new relationship between human beings, the environment, and objects. The program is guided by a twofold approach: on one hand the analysis of the reference scenario, and on the other, the design or re-design activity through an experiential and physical relationship with the object. Students learn new methodologies and techniques while working with mentors in NABA’s atelier, where students study and apply different methodologies.

Areas of Study For a list of courses see our website. Art History & Architecture

Art History Communication

Creative Advertising Digital & Studio Arts

Graphic and Visual Design • Illustration • Photography Fashion Design & Merchandising

Accessories Design • Fashion Design • Fashion Management Fashion Styling • Textiles • Trend Forecasting Interior & Product Design

Interior Design • Product Design Modern Languages & Cultures

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Hello my name is Elena from the University of Missouri and I studied with SAI at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan. I chose Milan because it is a fashion capital of the world and, as a fashion student, what’s better than learning fashion from the stylish Italians themselves. I can honestly say that my 5 months in Italy were one of the happiest and best times of my life. Not only did it give me a whole new understanding of the fashion world, but I also made lifelong friends and memories along the way. This city gave me an opportunity to grow and see the world outside of what I know. Milan forever holds a place in my heart.

STUDENTSPOTLIGHT The only way I survived being away from home is making some of the greatest friends from all over the world. This picture was taken on my 21st birthday, which they made so special!

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Milan sunsets are just one of the beauties of

the first day. This is a tradition in Milan meaning

this city that won’t ever get old.

that I will make it back to Milan in my lifetime.

What an experience! Milan fashion week… such a great opportunity being a fashion student getting to experience shows and events around Milan.

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Orientation for SAI

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DAMILAN Host School Founded in 1982, Domus Academy (DA) is considered one of Europe’s top design schools, offering Master’s and Pre-Master’s programs. Recent industry publications proclaim DA as one of the world’s top three design schools. DA is a member of CUMULUS, an association of European design schools. Winner of the Compasso d’Oro, Italy’s most sought after design award, and with a distinguished list of past lecturers such as Ettore Sottsass, Philippe Starck, Gianfranco Ferré, Neil Barrett, and Ron Arad, DA has always been a true pioneer of “Made in Italy”. Instruction at DA centers on a “learning by designing” methodology, in which students solve real-life design problems under the guidance of distinguished faculty. Beyond teaching how to design products, DA courses approach design as a complex, challenging activity, which directs the form and the meaning of industrial production, basing aesthetic and social visions with cultural consciousness.

• Begin your graduate studies with a Pre-Master’s semester to build a strong portfolio and foundational experience. • Enroll in world-renowned Master’s degree programs in design, taught by leading professionals in the field.

Domus Academy

Master’s Degrees Domus Academy Master’s Degree programs are 1 year long and students receive an accredited Academic Master’s Degree from its sister school, Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti (NABA), in addition to a Master’s Diploma from Domus Academy. Domus Academy also offers the option to enroll in a pre-master’s semester in preparation for a degree program. Pre-Master’s Semester Created for graduates, the Pre-Master’s Semester program provides students with the foundational understanding of design that is required for admission to Domus Academy and NABA Master’s Degree programs. It also provides valuable opportunities to construct a professional portfolio under the guidance of mentors who are experts in the field. This four-month intensive postgraduate course prepares students to enter a Master’s Degree program at either DA or NABA or any design program abroad. Business Design Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s in Business Design integrates business and design. Enlightening and interdisciplinary, the program focuses on how to apply design methodology, sensitivity, and culture to any business. Students study design-driven company management as they learn to draft plans for business development, branding, marketing, and communication.


SAIITALY Fashion Design Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s in Fashion Design is an in-depth integration into the creative, cultural and productive aspects of the fashion system. Students develop the capacity to govern and guide the creative process, from material experimentation to the visual communication of the product. The degree integrates theory with important partnerships in the industry. Fashion Management Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s in Fashion Management is a multi-disciplinary program focused on enhancing creative and managerial skills within the fashion world. Through a combination of theory and hands-on practice, the program turns students into professionals who understand the language and rules of the fashion system, and who have expertise in brand management and communications. Fashion Styling and Visual Merchandising Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s in Fashion Styling and Visual Merchandising merges the two roles of fashion stylist and visual merchandiser to create a new professional profile: the “visual fashion brand communicator.” As students study to become visual fashion brand communicators, they learn to convey a brand’s identity and values through visual storytelling tools and create a compelling visual language for the brand. Information Design Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s in Information Design combines visual design, data analysis and creative coding. Students develop a skill set and a mind set to understand different cultural, social and economic contexts, translate complex information into engaging visual forms and narratives that are readable by different audiences, to support comprehensive communication strategies. Interaction Design Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s in Interaction Design introduces the theoretical knowledge and professional skills needed to define problems and solutions in interaction and user design. Students analyze and experiment with software and hardware technology to develop confidence with the palette of tools and platforms that form the foundation for designing interactive solutions.

Luxury Brand Management Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s in Luxury Brand Management turns participants into inspired managers and marketers within the highly competitive fields of luxury fashion, jewelry, cosmetics, hospitality, gastronomy, beauty, or art. Students examine marketing, branding, and communication for this unique market, as well as financial and team management. Product Design Master’s Degree (one year) Master’s in Product Design students learn to follow their intuition and promote their aesthetic vision, while cultivating awareness of the reasons behind design choices. Through workshop collaborations students experiment with design methodologies and develop a deeper understanding of product design. Service Design Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s in Service Design develops storytelling and prototyping skills, and introduces problem-solving and business design approaches to help students develop innovative service ideas. Through user observation, students detect unmet user needs and develop compelling scenarios, physical and virtual systems of service experience. Urban Vision and Architectural Design Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s in Urban Vision & Architectural Design presents students with strategies for transforming a city. Students envision future urban and architectural scenarios, according to complex dynamics and evolving requirements. Starting from the urban strategy, this degree explores different architectural approaches in order to give students the opportunity to work also on the building scale. Visual Brand Design Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s in Visual Brand Design gives students the skills to identify a company’s core assets and to cultivate a deep understanding of the product and the best way to communicate its values, both in the physical and the social media worlds.

Interior and Living Design Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s in Interior and Living Design encourages students to consider a wide range of design practices as they learn to shape the space of interiors. Students are inspired to overcome disciplinary boundaries, make choices that are both more sophisticated and more daring, and cultivate an attitude of continuous inquiry into the material and immaterial aspects of space.

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SAIITALY

Sorrento


SORRENTO Sorrento is located on the north end of the Amalfi coast, on the Mediterranean Sea. The natural beauty of the Sorrentine landscape with its mild climate, lively piazzas, vibrant cultural scene, lemon groves and the allure of nearby sights such as Pompeii, Capri and the Amalfi Coast all conspire to make Sorrento an inspiring location to study abroad. The town of Sorrento is quaint and gorgeous, nestled on the bluff above the sparkling sea.

SAI Sorrento

Sorrentines are known to be some of the friendliest in Italy and students enjoy daily interaction with locals. The town is home to bustling shopping areas and beautiful cobblestone streets lined with orange and olive trees. SAI students in Sorrento become part of the lively local scene, with ample cultural activities, an intimate community, and an unbeatable beach life. SAI is partnered with Sant’Anna Institute to offer an academically rigorous and rewarding study experience. Program-inclusive activities include gelato making, day trips to Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and Naples, and weekend excursions take students to Umbria or Rome.

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SAI Offering in Sorrento Partner Schools • Sant’Anna Institute

Programs Offered • Semester (including full-time internship) • Summer: 5 – 10 weeks

Housing Options: Student apartment, Family homestay Areas of Study Offered • • • • • • •

Art History & Architecture Business & Economics Digital & Studio Arts Literature & Creative Writing Modern Languages & Cultures Natural & Applied Sciences Social Sciences

Community Integration & Leadership SAI students in Sorrento have opportunities to delve deeper into their cultural understanding and global commitment by participating in a range of volunteer and leadership activities:

• Volunteering opportunities include beach cleanup, youth sports engagement, and social work. • Service learning is built into the curriculum in Sorrento, and courses include service learning projects like marine protection, historical preservation, and involvement with a local magazine. • Credit-bearing internships are available in the semester and summer, including a full-time internship option in the fall semester.

SAI Sorrento Sample Activities

“Sorrento has surpassed my expectations in every way. I am so blown away by this little town. The people are kind and interesting, the views are stunning, and the food is beyond life changing.” ~ Sorrento Student

This is just a sample, see our website for the full list. • • • • • •

Gelato making class Visit to Mount Vesuvius Trip to Pompeii Weekend trip to Rome Day in Naples Sorrento walking tour

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SASORRENTO Host School Sant’Anna Institute (SA) is housed in an historic former convent and school, located in the old center of Sorrento, just steps from the sea of the Amalfi coast. Each classroom offers stunning views of the Gulf of Naples to one side, and olive groves to the other. The school’s grounds include lovely gardens and fruit trees and it is a short walk to the center of town. At SA, visiting semester and summer students can enroll in courses focused on language, art, archaeology, literature, social studies, business, natural sciences and liberal arts, while incorporating language development and cultural immersion inside and outside the classroom. The small and intimate nature of the SA program allows students to fully immerse themselves in Italian life and culture while building lasting relationships with their fellow students. Students wishing to broaden their studies can take part in the many internships offered, while those wanting to give back to their community can get involved in the volunteer program.

Sant’Anna Institute

• Study various subjects, all with a focus on the Mediterranean region of Italy. • Join a close-knit community with the option of living in student dorms, student apartments or family homestay. • Complete a full- or part-time internship during the semester or summer.

Semester Programs Semester Elective (12 - 18 credits) Students spend a semester integrating themselves into the small beach side town for an unforgettable experience. Semester students enroll in one Italian language course, as well as 3 to 5 elective courses from the variety of course offerings, for a total of 12 – 18 credits. Students can also choose to complete a part-time 3 or 6 credit internship alongside regular coursework. Fall Semester Full-Time Internship (12 credits) Students enrolled in the Full-Time Semester Internship program, offered only in the Fall, have the option of completing a 600 hour internship for 12 credits, or a 450 hour internship for 9 credits paired with a 3 credit Italian language course. Internship students participate in weekly on-site activities and complete related coursework to earn credits. Internships are offered in an array of fields and are an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth.


SAIITALY Summer Programs Summer 5 weeks (3 - 6 credits) SAI’s 5 week summer programs at SA take advantage of the school’s location on the Southern Italy coast, with courses that discuss Mediterranean culture, history and arts. Students enroll in 1 or 2 elective courses for a total of 3 - 6 credits. SAI offers two 5 week summer programs at SA, each with different start dates and course options: Summer I and Summer II. Summer 10 weeks (6 - 12 credits) Students in SA’s 10 week summer program complete two backto-back 5 week programs, enrolling in a total of 2 to 4 elective courses awarding 6 - 12 credits. These students also have the option to complete a part-time summer internship for 3 credits.

Semester & Summer Internship Opportunities Semester students have the option of completing a parttime 3 or 6 credit internship, or a full-time internship in the fall. Summer students enrolled in the 10 week program can complete a part-time 3 credit internship. Students are placed in internships that complement their major or minor, and are supported by ongoing reflective coursework. Internships are available in the following fields: Architecture • Culinary Arts • Education • Hospitality • Interior Design • International Business • Journalism • Marketing • Natural & Health Science • Sales • Tourism • Web and Graphic Design

Areas of Study

For a list of courses see our website. Art History & Architecture

Art History Business & Economics

Business Administration Digital & Studio Arts

Fine Art • Italian Cinema • Photography Literature & Creative Writing

Creative Writing • Italian Literature Modern Languages & Cultures

Cultural Studies • Italian Studies

“I cannot express in words all the ways that this time away and in a new culture has changed and shaped me and my future.”

Natural & Applied Sciences

Geology • Marine Biology • Volcanology Social Sciences

Anthropology • Archaeology • Italian History • Western Civilization  

~ Sorrento student

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SAIITALY

Siena


SIENA Nestled in rolling hills in the heart of Tuscany, Siena was first settled during Etruscan times and during the time of Emperor Augustus, a Roman town was founded on the site of Siena. With its narrow winding roads and medieval architecture, Siena appears all but untouched by modern times. One can wander through tucked-away squares and tour museums and churches that are home to countless renowned works of Byzantine, Renaissance and High Renaissance art. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is a major attraction and is also a bustling university town.

SAI Siena A major tourist destination, Siena maintains a small community feel through its historic traditions, delicious Tuscan food, and neighborhood loyalty. SAI has partnered with Siena Italian Studies (SIS) to offer a unique immersive language and cultural experience. Students get to know Siena’s community through their homestay and language integration, and are quickly able to navigate the city easily by foot and transit. SAI students join the school’s varied activities including hiking, wine and cheese tastings, visiting hot springs and operas, and even attending the famous Il Palio.

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SAI Offering in Siena Partner Schools • Siena Italian Studies (SIS)

Programs Offered • Semester • Academic Year • Summer: 4 – 8 weeks

Housing Option: Family homestay Areas of Study Offered • • • • • • • • •

Art History & Architecture Business & Economics Digital & Studio Arts Health Studies Literature & Creative Writing Modern Languages & Cultures Natural Sciences Social Sciences Theater & Performing Arts

Community Integration & Leadership SAI Siena students have various opportunities to get involved in community and leadership activities: • Volunteer opportunities include teaching English, visiting with the elderly, and assisting on the city ambulance. • Semester credit-bearing and non-credit internship are available in global health, community organization, language, and much more.

SAI Siena Sample Activities This is just a sample, see our website for the full list. • • • • • • • •

Hiking the Tuscan coast Il Palio horse race Natural hot springs Day trip to Assisi Tuscan hill towns Tuscan cooking lessons Wine tasting and tour Opera night

“I love to get lost in Siena and find the hidden gems…All of the buildings and streets are beautiful. It seems like wherever I walk, I can look down an alley and find an amazing view of Siena or Tuscany.” ~ Siena Student

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SISSIENA Host School Siena Italian Studies (SIS) is a study abroad program based at the International Center for Intercultural Exchange. SIS programs are a “gentle full-immersion” in Italian life for highly motivated beginner, intermediate and advanced Italian language students. SIS offers some of the most innovative programs in Italy that work to fully integrate the education of language, culture and service learning, in and out of the classroom. The overall objective of full-immersion at SIS is for each student to develop a reflective intercultural competence, allowing him or her to function as a global citizen, capable of facing and interacting with different cultures throughout life. SIS programs are intended for students with a wide range of motivations for studying abroad, and courses are offered in a variety of disciplines, all with an emphasis on the Italian perspective.

• Spend a summer or semester focusing on Italian language and cultural acquisition. • Complete unique part-time internships in the community. • Live in a welcoming family homestay that includes full board.

Siena Italian Studies

Semester & Academic Year Programs Semester Language/Elective (15 - 18 credits) Semester students can go from absolute beginner Italian speakers to advanced, all while taking language and subject coursework. During the first weeks of semester courses, lessons are conducted in a mix of English and Italian and students are given English language readings and supporting materials to ensure that the content is not compromised. As students’ linguistic competencies improve, more and more Italian is used and by the end, not only are lessons held in Italian, but also final papers are written in Italian. The program is a combination of 9 credits of language courses and 6 – 9 credits of electives. Academic Year Language/Elective (30 - 36 credits) Students enrolled in the Academic Year program complete both the Fall and Spring semesters. Students complete 15 - 18 credits each semester for a total of 30 - 36 credits. By the end of the program, most students achieve a strong Italian language working proficiency.


SAIITALY Semester & Academic Year Internship Opportunities Semester and academic year students can complete a part-time non credit internship as part of their elective program. Internships can also be completed for credit if prior arrangements can be made with students’ home universities. Students are placed in internships that complement their major or minor, and are supported by ongoing reflective coursework. Internships are available in the following areas: Community Outreach • Education • Global Health • Hospitality • Immigration • International Aid

Summer Programs SIS Summer programs allow students to study Italian language and culture in a condensed time frame, as well as explore Tuscany during a remarkable time of year. Using the “gentle fullimmersion” model, SIS summer courses are taught in Italian, with English mixed in for beginning language students. Summer 4 weeks (6 credits) Students in the 4 week summer program enroll in one 3 credit Italian language course and one 3 credit elective course for a total of 6 credits. Elective courses include Sociolinguistic Studies and Medieval Italian History. Summer 6 weeks (9 credits) Students enroll in one 3 credit Italian language course and two elective 3 credit courses for a total of 9 credits. Elective courses include History of Italian Costume and Art History.

Areas of Study

For a list of courses see our website. Art History & Architecture

Art History Business & Economics

Business Digital & Studio Arts

Cinema • Photography • Studio Art Health Studies

Pharmaceutical Studies Literature & Creative Writing

Creative Writing • Italian Literature Modern Languages & Cultures

Italian Studies • Linguistics Natural Sciences

Biology • Chemistry Social Sciences

Anthropology • Italian History Theater & Performing Arts

Music

Summer 8 weeks (9 - 12 credits) Students in the 8 week summer program enroll in 3 or 6 credits of Italian language and two elective 3 credit courses for a total of 9 – 12 credits. Elective courses include Italian Emigration to the Americas and Medieval Italian History.

“Siena truly is an amazing place to do your study abroad experience. There is such an incredible amount of culture and history within the winding roads and surrounding walls that, after just a few months here, it will feel like your home away from home.” ~ Siena Student

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Sicily


SICILY The Italian island of Sicily is the largest in the Mediterranean, with idyllic climate, notable history, welcoming people, and beautiful terrain including Italy’s largest volcano, Mount Etna. The 2,700 year-old city of Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian) is a stunning seaside city on the southeastern coast of Sicily that was once a major Mediterranean power. Founded by Ancient Greeks, Syracuse was often described as “the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all.” Ancient Greek structures and ruins dot the city and its surrounding region, in particular the district of Ortigia, which is the historic and cultural heart of the city.

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SAI Offering in Sicily Partner Schools • Syracuse Academy

Program Offered • Summer: 5 – 10 weeks

Housing Options: Student apartment, Family homestay

SAI Sicily Study abroad students in Syracuse quickly feel comfortable and at home in the welcoming community of locals who make the city’s outdoor spaces an extension of their homes. SAI Syracuse students enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine as they get lost in the labyrinth of narrow streets of the historical center, take a stroll around the medieval castle that overlooks the natural harbor, or perch on the seaside rocks watching the mixture of local fishing boats and flashy yachts come in after a day on the water. SAI has partnered with Syracuse Academy to offer unique and relevant summer academic experiences.

Community Integration & Leadership SAI Sicily students have various opportunities to get involved in community and leadership activities beyond their coursework: • Volunteer and enrichment opportunities include language and cultural exchange programs, local school visits, and work with local nonprofits. • Credit-bearing part-time internships are available in the summer, covering business, tourism, the arts and much more.

Areas of Study Offered • Modern Languages & Cultures • Natural Sciences • Social Sciences

“Sicily is truly the most special place on earth. The diverse landscape, the welcoming community, the history - it’s all unbelievable. It’s a place you will never forget.” ~ Sicily Student

SAI Sicily Sample Activities This is just a sample, see our website for the full list. • • • •

Tour of Syracuse and Ortigia Weekend trip to Mount Etna, Catania and Taormina Day trip to Pantalica and Agrigento Trip to Palermo

Sunset Photo: Giovanni Tumminelli

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SYRACUSESICILY Host School Syracuse Academy provides specialized study abroad programs focused on Mediterranean culture, landscape and history, in a beautiful seaside setting. The school brings together a small community of students interested in a culturally immersive summer academic experience that uses the surrounding region as its classroom. Students study volcanology on Mount Etna, archaeology among ancient Greek ruins, and the history of the Mafia in its birthplace. Syracuse Academy manages strong connections with local NGOs, politicians, artists, and local businesses, through which the school is able to provide unique opportunities for community engagement, including seminars and practicums, volunteer teaching and environmentally-focused programs, independent research, and academic internships. Additionally, the school helps to facilitate cultural understanding and Italian language acquisition through a well-established tandem exchange program with local Italian students.

Syracuse Academy

• Spend an immersive summer on the stunning island of Sicily. • Earn credits while completing a part-time internship in your field of study. • Live like a local in beautiful student apartments or family homestays.

Summer Programs Summer 5 weeks (3 - 6 credits) Syracuse Academy’s 5 week summer programs take advantage of the school’s location on the Italian island of Sicily, with courses that discuss ancient Sicily, Mt. Etna and the Italian Mafia. Students enroll in 1 or 2 elective courses for a total of 3 - 6 credits, with the option of participating in an academic internship for 3 credits. SAI offers two 5 week summer programs at Syracuse, each with different start dates: Summer I and Summer II. Summer 10 weeks (6 - 12 credits) Syracuse Academy’s 10 week summer program offers a combination of two back-to-back 5 week programs, for an extended time abroad. Students enroll in 2 - 4 elective courses for a total of 6 - 12 credits. Students also have the option of participating in an academic internship for 3 credits in place of one of their regular courses.


SAIITALY Summer Internship Opportunities Summer study abroad students can enroll in part-time 3 credit internships to be completed alongside summer coursework. Students are placed in internships that complement their major or minor and provide unique applied experience in local organizations. Internship students participate in weekly on-site activities, as well as complete related coursework during the term. Internships are available in the following areas: Business • Tourism and Hospitality • Community Outreach • Agriculture

Areas of Study For a list of courses see our website. Modern Languages & Cultures

Italian Studies Natural Sciences

Volcanology Social Sciences

Archaeology History

“Taormina, Sicily, the most beautiful place on earth.” ~ Sarah Dyer Spring 2016, SAI Photo Contest www.saiprograms.com

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SAISPAIN

Barcelona


BARCELONA Barcelona has always been a vital hub for Europe and the Mediterranean. Dynamic and cosmopolitan, it is a modern city that also preserves its important cultural heritage and over 2,000 years of human history. Students studying abroad in Barcelona immerse themselves in the unique blend of Mediterranean beach lifestyle and European urban culture that defines the city. Known for its flavorful Mediterranean cuisine, lively nightlife, distinctive architectural and artistic highlights, and welcoming residents, Barcelona inspires visitors and locals alike.

SAI Barcelona In the same day, students can explore the small winding streets of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter, attend an FC Barcelona soccer game to watch one of the world’s most beloved teams, and lounge on the sunny beaches. Barcelona’s manageable size allows students to explore it with ease and become comfortable getting around by walking or via the easy public transit system. SAI students in Barcelona choose from four distinct partner schools: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Elisava School of Design and CETT School of Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy. SAI’s Barcelona office offers a welcoming space for students to study and relax, and our staff holds open office hours to provide guidance and support. Program inclusive activities in Barcelona include cooking courses, trips to different beaches, and human castles workshops, with weekend excursions to Seville and Montserrat.

Community Integration & Leadership SAI Barcelona students have the opportunity to engage in a number of community and volunteer activities during their term abroad: • Volunteering opportunities include teaching English in a primary school, assisting at the local zoo, and environmental cleanup. • Community integration activities include language exchanges with local University students, and the Spanish Family Experience, in which students get to know a local family over meals and cultural exchange.

SAI Barcelona Sample Activities This is just a sample, see our website for the full list. • • • • • • • •

Gaudí Modernism Architecture Walking Tour Day Trip to Girona and Dalí Museum Weekend Trip to Seville Spanish Cooking Class Castellers “Human Castles” Workshop Day Trip to Montserrat Cava Cellar Tour and Tasting Beach Trip to Sitges

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SAI Offering in Barcelona Partner Schools • • • •

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Elisava, Barcelona School of Design & Engineering CETT Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy

Programs Offered • • • •

Semester Summer: 4 – 6 weeks Graduate & Professional Master’s Degree

Housing Option: Student apartment Areas of Study Offered • • • • • • • • • • • •

Art History & Architecture Business & Economics Communication Computer Science & Programming Digital & Studio Arts Health Studies Hospitality, Tourism & Gastronomy Interior & Product Design Literature & Creative Writing Modern Languages & Cultures Natural Sciences Social Sciences

“Barcelona has the best of all worlds. It has the beach, the mountains, the old city feel, but with a new and lively culture. All the sites and people make you feel so welcome and are always willing to help. The first food/drink I tried was of course Sangria and Tapas!” ~ Barcelona Student

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UABBARCELONA Host School

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a bustling, dynamic institution, with an excellent reputation in Spain and globally, both for the quality of its teaching staff and for its research. With its roots in the Catalan tradition, UAB offers a unique opportunity for study abroad students to enroll in Englishtaught courses in the heart of Barcelona. The hub of the study abroad program is at the Sant Pau campus, a stunning display of Catalan Modernism situated on the historical grounds of what was once Sant Pau Hospital, in downtown Barcelona. The UAB study abroad program attracts some 600 students from around the world to learn together and from each other. With an excellent reputation for business and economics courses, the program also offers students the opportunity to delve into Spanish and Catalan history through art history, architecture, language, culture and literature courses, as well as international courses in politics, international relations and urban studies. Courses are rigorous and academic, while at the same time encouraging students to get out into the city to apply the skills that are taught.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

• Join a vibrant group of visiting students to study in the heart of Barcelona. • Enroll in a wide range of English-taught liberal arts courses that engage students with the city. • Study Spanish and Catalan language at all levels.

Semester Programs Semester Elective (12 – 15 credits) The UAB study abroad semester is designed for visiting students who wish to spend a semester in Barcelona taking courses in social sciences, humanities, economics and Spanish language. Most courses are taught in English, with some options in Spanish, and can be chosen from a wide range of electives. Students can choose to take 4 or 5 courses per semester, for a total of 12 - 15 credits.


SAISPAIN Summer Programs Summer 6 weeks (6 – 9 credits) Students attending UAB’s summer 6 week program select 2 or 3 courses from an array of elective courses. Most courses are taught in English, with some options in Spanish. Courses are offered in art history, business, economics, history, and language, among others. Summer 4 weeks Spanish Language (3 credits) UAB offers an intensive 4 week Spanish language summer program through its renowned language school, UAB Idiomes. The intensive program convenes for four hours a day, five days a week, awarding 3 US credits. Beginner to advanced language levels are available. Classroom work is supplemented with language immersion experiences throughout the city of Barcelona.

Areas of Study

For a list of courses see our website. Art History & Architecture

Architecture History • Art History Business & Economics

Economics • Entrepreneurship • Finance • Human Resources Management • International Business • Management • Marketing Digital & Studio Arts

Photography Literature & Creative Writing

Literature Modern Languages & Cultures

Catalan Language • Spanish Language Social Sciences

European Politics • Mediterranean History and Culture • Politics and Development

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UPFBARCELONA Host School Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) was founded in 1990 and is a modern, prestigious public university, which is consistently ranked among the top European universities. UPF offers its more than 12,000 students a rich variety of courses, with specialization in social sciences, humanities, information and communication technologies and health and life sciences. Granted the Campus of International Excellence status by the Spanish Ministry of Education, UPF has always been focused on becoming a highly internationalized university. UPF is an urban school, with three campuses throughout the city of Barcelona. SAI students studying abroad at UPF are integrated into campuses with the regular student population, with opportunities to enroll in regular courses, as well as study abroad-specific courses. This offers study abroad students the opportunity to become a true part of the UPF community, with ample occasions to engage in campus activities.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

• Become a member of the cosmopolitan student body at one of Europe’s finest universities. • Supplement a semester of coursework with applied research experience in your area of study. • Focus your studies on your particular academic interest, with options to take courses in English or Spanish.

Semester Programs Semester Elective (12 – 15 credits) Visiting semester students enroll in upper division elective courses from UPF’s Hispanic and European Studies Program (HESP), including communication, humanities, business, and social sciences, with an emphasis on European, Spanish and Catalan studies. Students select 4 to 5 courses, with options for English or Spanish instruction, for a total of 12 to 15 US credits. In the Spring semester, students can also select from courses in the International Relations Program (IBEI).


SAISPAIN Spring Semester Science & Health (12 – 15 credits) UPF’s spring semester programs in Global Health and STEM fields are designed for students who are academically focused on the sciences. Visiting students select their concentration (STEM or Global Health) and enroll in 4 or 5 courses, earning 12 to 15 US credits. This program offers academic rigor and a high degree of cultural immersion. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Concentration: This program is tailored to meet the needs of students majoring in the STEM fields, permitting them to take courses at the prestigious UPF Polytechnic School and to pursue independent research projects in technology under the mentorship of UPF science faculty. While the STEM concentration allows students to enroll in STEM courses, students may also enroll in any history and culture courses available in the semester through the Hispanic and European Studies Program (HESP). Global Health Concentration: This program is designed for students who are majoring in the health sciences. All visiting Global Health Concentration students enroll in two mandatory core courses: “Frontiers in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine” and “Neurosciences for Humanities.” Students then choose two or three elective courses from the HESP schedule of classes. They may also choose to take “Spanish for Medical Professions” as one of their electives. Science & Health Applied Experience Program Option Students enrolled in the spring STEM or Global Health Concentrations can choose to add the Applied Experience Program option, adding time for research and experiential learning. At the completion of regular spring coursework (early April), these students remain in Barcelona to take part in a 3 credit research project during UPF’s third term (early April – late June). Students pursuing the Applied Experience Program make their final arrangements directly with UPF faculty during their first weeks of the spring term. These students should be proficient in Spanish and be keenly motivated and comfortable working with minimal supervision.

Areas of Study For a list of courses see our website. Art History & Architecture

Architecture History • Art History Business & Economics

Economics • International Business • Marketing Communication

Communication • Media and Journalism Computer Science & Programming

Audiovisual Systems Engineering • Computer and Telematics Engineering Health Studies

Global Health Literature & Creative Writing

Spanish Literature Modern Languages & Cultures

Catalan Studies • Spanish Studies Natural Sciences

Biomedical Engineering • Human Biology Social Sciences

History and Contextual Studies of Culture • International Relations and Development • Multicultural Studies • Political Science

Summer Program Summer 6 weeks (6 - 9 credits) Visiting students in UPF’s 6 week summer program select 2 or 3 courses for a total of 6 - 9 credits from an array of elective courses. Most courses are taught in English, with some options in Spanish. Courses are offered in communication, economics, humanities, political science, and Spanish language.

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ELISAVABARCELONA Host School Founded in 1961, Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering was the first school of design to open in Spain, thus becoming the first to offer a design–specific curriculum. As a pioneer, Elisava’s role has been instrumental in shaping the culture of design in Catalonia and Spain. Elisava is included in Domus magazine’s Top 100 Design Schools in Europe. Elisava’s programs offer cutting-edge design disciplines, strongly geared to the professional and promoting close collaboration with companies, institutions and universities around the world. Elisava offers undergraduate study abroad design programs in English, as well as various Master’s and Postgraduate degree programs in English. Elisava is affiliated with Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), which awards the school’s formal degrees. The school is located in the historical center of Barcelona, along the bustling La Rambla, and a short walk from the Mediterranean Sea.

• Study design at a university committed to cutting-edge disciplines and approaches, with exceptional facilities and exhibition space. • Enroll in leading undergraduate and graduate programs.

Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

Semester Program Semester Elective (12 – 18 credits) The design semester program at Elisava allows visiting undergraduate students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in English-taught design courses at one of Europe’s top design school, with a special focus on hands-on experience and direct engagement with the city of Barcelona. Two program tracks allow options for students with and without previous design experience, with courses available in furniture design, packaging design, typography, and more. Students enroll in 4 to 6 design courses for a total of 12 – 18 credits.


SAISPAIN Areas of Study

Graduate & Professional Programs

For a list of courses see our website.

Postgraduate Diploma The Postgraduate Diplomas at Elisava are geared toward students who have their Bachelor’s degree and wish to broaden and refine their skills in a design field. Postgraduate students study for one term alongside Master’s Degree-seeking students in block courses, and receive a Postgraduate Diploma from Elisava upon completion. The following diplomas are available:

Art History & Architecture

Architecture Design • Art and Design History Business & Economics

Design Management Digital & Studio Arts

Photography • Typography and Graphic Design Interior & Product Design

Food Design • Furniture Design • Interior Design • Packaging Design • Product Design • Retail Design Modern Languages & Cultures

Spanish Studies

Graphic Design • Graphic Design Applied to Communication (Fall) • Graphic Design and Publishing Projects (Spring) Interior Design • Workspace Design (Fall) • Interior Space Design. Private Perimeters (Spring) Research for Design and Innovation • Coolhunting. Design and Global Trends (Fall) • Innovation and Design Thinking (Spring) Retail Design • Design and Space: Shopping (Fall) • Design and Concept: Branding (Spring)

“I can honestly say that I am a completely different person than I was coming into this program… Being abroad is something that almost can’t be explained, it has to be lived.” ~ Barcelona Student

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ELISAVABARCELONA Master’s Degrees SAI offers a variety of English language professional Master’s Degrees at Elisava. Each degree program follows block coursework designed around collaborative problem-solving, hands-on experience and workforce preparedness. Elisava Master’s Degrees are awarded by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. Advanced Design and Digital Architecture Master’s Degree (one year) Since the decline of the Modernist Movement, architecture theory has shown a strong interest in positivist project methodologies. The study of complexity and dynamic systems has restored interest in the study of networks, “bottom-up” methods, adaptive systems, genetics and the automatic creation of form as the pillars of a new generation of design techniques. The relentless emergence of digital innovations in the world of design has made it possible to adopt new patterns of thought and planning. Students of Advanced Design and Digital Architecture (ADDA) will plunge into these and related issues in order to learn, develop, and innovate. Graphic Design Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s Degree in Graphic Design focuses on teaching contemporary design and communication techniques, while offering students the opportunity to specialize in editorial design and/or in environmental graphic design. Students are encouraged to create and produce unique projects in order to develop their own visual language. This program also emphasizes the role of the graphic designer in contemporary society as an agent of cultural transformation.

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Interior Design Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s Degree in Interior Design is for students wishing to gain advanced knowledge on the theory and the practice of interior spaces, focusing on the changing social, economic, technological and environmental conditions that effect domestic and work spaces. The degree develops students’ capacity to analyze, identify and create solutions to design problems in the built environment using critical thinking and spatial understanding. ELISAVA encourages and supports the application of technological innovation as an advanced method to design interior spaces and furniture. Photography and Design Master’s Degree (one year) In addition to guiding students to a mastery of photographic technique, the Elisava Photography and Design Master’s Degree program focuses on students’ ability to articulate ideas through the production of photographic projects based on a rigorous and critical understanding of the photographic market context, photographic representation in particular and visual communication and culture in general. Research for Design and Innovation Master’s Degree (one year) The Master’s Degree in Research for Design and Innovation (MIDI) combines two powerful disciplines in the pre-design process: trend research and co-creation techniques. It is focused on providing current tools related to qualitative and ethnographic research, interdisciplinary focus, and design thinking geared toward innovation processes applicable to society and industry. Retail Design Master’s Degree (one year) The Retail Design Master’s Degree at Elisava is for professionals who wish to acquire the essential knowledge to work on and design retail spaces. The program provides instruction on the many disciplines within retail. From small-scale to large-scale design, from boutiques to large multinational brands, students become comfortable with the specifics and differences in each setting. All subjects are dealt with both in theory and practice. Importance is given to the analysis and study of trends and innovation in the market and society.  


I’m Solomon, but you can call me Sollie. I’m a 3rd year student from the Rochester Institute of Technology. While in high school, I participated in an exchange program to Burgos, Spain and in the fall of 2016 returned to Spain for a semester abroad at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Studying abroad helped shape the way I think. In high school I hated Spanish. I had signed up for the exchange program because I love to see and learn about new places. Once in Spain, I fell in love with speaking Spanish and learned what it is like to be a young adult in Spain.

STUDENTSPOTLIGHT On my walk to university everyday, I get to see the Casa Batlló by the famous Antoni Gaudí on Passeig de Gràcia. Seeing this beautiful building every morning is always a great way to start the day.

What excites me most about travel? If not the food and memories to be made, it’s the landscape. Seeing a new place and exploring Today I took my first city bike through the streets of Eixample. It was a great alternative

all of its beauty shows me how large and

Fall has arrived in Barcelona, and so have I!

magnificent this world is.

to taking the metro and it’s also a healthy You can’t buy happiness but you can buy chocolate pastries and that’s kind of the same thing.

Done with class for the week! Currently people watching in Plaça de Catalunya, which is a 5 minute walk from the UAB. Best October

All photos taken by Solomon Mercurio

way to stay fit!

weather I’ve ever experienced after growing up in Boston and moving to Upstate New York for university.

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CETTBARCELONA Host School CETT Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy is an international campus affiliated with the Universitat de Barcelona, which is dedicated to education and research. Over the past 40 years, CETT Barcelona has become the international gold-standard for academic excellence in the fields of tourism, hospitality and gastronomy. Committed to the sustainable development of the tourism sector, CETT is focused on both industry-wide innovation, as well as the personal and professional growth of each individual student. The unique educational model developed by CETT applies best practices, as recognized by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and trains leaders in the hospitality sector. CETT Barcelona students benefit from applied experience at state-of-the-art facilities, which include a school-run hotel, residence, restaurant and travel agency.

CETT Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy

• Join students from around the world studying hospitality, tourism and gastronomy in a top tourism and cultural destination. • Gain hands-on exposure at CETT’s hotel, restaurant and travel agency. • Enroll in courses taught in English or Spanish.

Semester Programs Semester Elective (12 – 15 credits) The CETT study abroad semester program is designed for visiting students who wish to spend a term in Barcelona taking courses in business, hospitality management, and tourism studies. Classes are offered in both English and Spanish, and students are integrated into degree-track courses alongside local students. Visiting semester students enroll in a 6 credit Spanish language course, and then select 2 or 3 additional elective courses for a total of 12 - 15 credits. Semester Culinary Arts (15 credits) The Food Culture and Culinary Arts in the Mediterranean semester program is the first of its kind in Spain and is designed for culinary arts, social sciences or business students. The hands-on approach of the program allows students to develop their technical cooking skills, while theoretical elements push students to investigate the profound interplay between food and culture. Students enroll in three mandatory history of gastronomy, culinary arts and beverage courses and then select two electives from a range of courses offered in Spanish language, culinary arts, tourism, and business for a total of 15 credits.

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SAISPAIN Summer Programs Summer 4 weeks (5 credits) CETT’s summer programs allow students to spend an intensive four weeks immersed in a particular area of study. CETT summer programs are offered in Marketing of Services, Cultural and Urban Trends in a Global Environment, and Events Management. Students select an area of study and complete a 90 hour module in that area, which typically consists of two related classes, for a total of 5 US credits. Courses include a mix of hands-on training, professional visits, and field trips.

Areas of Study For a list of courses see our website. Business & Economics

Economics & Finance • Management • Marketing Hospitality, Tourism & Gastronomy

Culinary Arts • Culture & Tourism • Event Management • Gastronomy • Hospitality • Tourism Management Modern Languages & Cultures

Spanish Culture • Spanish Language

“Barcelona is a wonderful city full of Catalan and Spanish culture, but also an incredible international hub of people from literally everywhere in the world. Not a day went by during my stay where I didn’t see or hear someone from a new country.” ~ Barcelona Student

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SAIFRANCE

Paris


PARIS One of the most beloved cities in the world, Paris awakens students’ creativity, sense of adventure and global understanding. Paris is known for its iconic neo-classical architecture, and its historical center has remained largely unchanged since the 1860’s. The capital of France, Paris is a city for students to discover, with lively streets, stunning architecture, historical and contemporary art, fashion, and delectable food around every corner. Students living in Paris become joyfully enmeshed in the international patchwork of citizens who call this great city home.

SAI Paris Paris has something for everyone, as each of the 20 arrondissements (or districts) that make up the city take on a life of their own. Students can spend their lunch breaks overlooking the bustle of the Eiffel Tower, exploring museums, or perusing the boutique markets of Montmartre. SAI students benefit from a strong community of peers studying at four unique and distinguished partner schools. SAI’s Paris office is centrally located and provides study and meeting space for students, and our staff holds open office hours to provide support and guidance. SAI program-inclusive activities in Paris range from cooking courses and wine tasting, to ballet performances and beach trips, with weekend excursions to such places as Bèziers and Annecy.

Community Integration & Leadership SAI students in Paris have ample opportunities for community integration and leadership during their term abroad: • Volunteering opportunities include educational outreach, refugee assistance, and food services, among many others. • Semester students can enroll in the SAI Global Leadership Certificate in Paris, which is an exploration of research, engagement in community service and interaction with opinion leaders to broaden students’ global outlook and leadership mentality. • Vibrant student clubs offer students opportunities to integrate with the local student population.

SAI Paris Sample Activities This is just a sample, see our website for the full list. • • • • • • •

Day trip to Chateau de Versailles Trip to Reims in the Champagne region Night at the theater Luxembourg museum and garden visit Weekend trip to Bèziers Bike ride through the Bois de Boulogne River Seine boat tour

SAIFRANCE

SAI Offering in Paris Partner Schools • • • •

The American University of Paris (AUP) Paris College of Art (PCA) Paris School of Business (PSB) Paris American Academy (PAA)

Programs Offered • Semester • Summer: 2 – 6 weeks

Housing Option: Student apartment Areas of Study Offered • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Art History & Architecture Business & Economics Communication Computer Science & Programming Digital & Studio Arts Fashion Design & Merchandising Interior & Product Design Literature & Creative Writing Mathematics Modern Languages & Cultures Natural Sciences Social Sciences Theater & Performing Arts

“Paris is a city that has just about everything going for itself, from the gorgeous monuments, to the delectable dining options, along with the simplicity of public transportation, and endless quarters to explore. I could never find myself bored here because no matter where I go I discover and learn something new about this fabulous culture.” ~ Paris Student

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AUPPARIS Host School Founded in 1962, the American University of Paris (AUP) is one of the oldest American institutions of higher learning in Europe, offering a liberal arts curriculum with U.S. accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. AUP is an urban institution and its campus is composed of buildings centrally located near the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River. Students studying abroad at AUP are integrated into the degreeseeking population, which is composed of over 100 nationalities, with a total of 1,000 students. AUP courses are exciting, relevant, and incorporate the city of Paris into the learning experience: students learn in its museums, paint in its streets, study the multiethnic world of contemporary French life and immerse themselves in European culture.

• Study alongside degree-seeking students from around the world to experience a truly cosmopolitan classroom. • Enroll in the diverse liberal arts courses, offered entirely in English. • Earn a Global Leadership Certificate during the semester.

American University of Paris

Semester Programs Semester Elective (12 – 18 credits) Semester students at AUP select 3 – 5 courses from a range of subjects offered for a total of 12 – 18 credits. Students may choose to take French language, but it is not a requirement. Semester courses are offered in an array of disciplines, including art history, business, film, communications, politics and psychology, among many others. SAI students can supplement a regular semester of studies with the SAI Global Leadership Certificate (GLC), designed to enrich students’ experiences through exploration of research, engagement in community service and interaction with experts and leaders.


SAIFRANCE SAI Paris Global Leadership Certificate AUP semester students can supplement regular coursework with the SAI Global Leadership Certificate (GLC), designed to enrich students’ experiences and to acknowledge their academic and service work by providing an additional credential beyond a university transcript. Students in the program enroll in a global awareness course, participate in various seminars that address global issues, engage in community service, and complete a leadership paper. Recent SAI Paris GLC students have attended the annual conference of l’Institut Français des Relations Internationales (one of France’s most prominent think tanks) discussing U.S. foreign policy, a talk on U.S.-Russian relations with the President of the American University of Moscow, and the annual student conference of the American Graduate School in Paris.

Areas of Study

Summer Programs

Computer Science & Programming

Summer 6 weeks (8 credits) During AUP’s 6 week summer program, students enroll in two courses for a total of 8 credits. In addition to typical coursework like Mathematics, Business and Communications, many courses are aimed at exposing students to the city of Paris, with titles like Paris Through its Museums, Expatriate Writers in Paris, and Cinema and the City. Summer 3 weeks (4 credits) AUP’s 3 week summer courses—each a single, intensive, fourcredit course—give students a unique opportunity to focus on a single subject. Courses are offered in a variety of disciplines including such courses as Tourism Communication and Writing Fiction. SAI offers two 3 week intensive summer sessions at AUP, each with different start dates and course options: Summer II and Summer III. Summer 3 weeks French Language (4 credits) The Summer French Language programs offer students one intensive 4 credit course for an immersive language experience. All classes are taught by experienced, native French teachers and include dynamic, innovative teaching methods using audio, video and real-life situations. Field trips to museums and the cinema complement in-class study while creative assignments encourage students to explore Paris. SAI offers two 3 week intensive summer language sessions at AUP: Summer IV and Summer V.

For a list of courses see our website. Art History & Architecture

Art and Architecture History Business & Economics

Business Administration • Economics • Entrepreneurship • Finance • International Business Administration • International Economics • Management • Marketing Communication

Advertising • Communication • Global Communication • Journalism • Rhetoric

Computer Science • Web Digital & Studio Arts

Film Studies • Fine Arts • Video Production Literature & Creative Writing

Comparative Literature • English Literature • Writing Mathematics

Calculus • Probability • Statistics Modern Languages & Cultures

Arabic • European and Mediterranean Cultures • European Studies • French • Greek • Italian • Latin • Linguistics Natural Sciences

Environmental Science Social Sciences

Anthropology • Gender Studies • History • International Comparative Politics • International Development and Human Rights • Law and Society • Philosophy • Psychology • Urban Studies • World Politics Theater & Performing Arts

Drama • Music

“With students from around the world at AUP I gained the ability to perceive current issues from so many different perspectives.” ~ Paris Student

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PCAPARIS Host School Paris College of Art (PCA) is a premier art and design school firmly rooted in the rich artistic landscape of Paris. For over 30 years it has provided students the opportunity to explore and participate in the Parisian art scene while developing their portfolio under the guidance of respected industry professionals and academics. PCA is accredited in the U.S. by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and is part of the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media (CUMULUS). Study abroad students at PCA are integrated into the degreeseeking student population, and take courses alongside the international student body of about 250, with members representing over 50 nationalities. All courses at PCA are taught in English by a diverse faculty of artists, designers, and industry professionals. PCA is based in a beautifully refurbished historic building in the culturally rich 10th arrondissement, full of art studios, textile stores, creative agencies, and myriad cafes and restaurants. PCA’s close connections with the local art and fashion scenes allow students unique opportunities for hands-on engagement with fashion shows, gallery events and local artists as an extension of the classroom.

Paris College of Art

• Study alongside degree-seeking design students from around the world. • Explore and deepen your creative practice. • Complete unique short applied experiences in art studios, fashion shows, and exhibits.

Semester Programs Semester Elective (12 – 19 credits) The PCA semester program is geared toward students interested in art and design, and is open to students both with and without previous experience. Visiting students select from the concentrations below, usually aligned with their major, and select any elective courses from the array of art, design, management, and humanities offerings for a total of 12 - 19 credits. Available concentrations: • • • • • • • •

Communication Design Design Management Fashion Design Fine Arts Illustration Interior Design Liberal Studies Photography


SAIFRANCE Semester Hands-On Experience Visiting semester students at PCA have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of short non-credit hands-on internship activities. Options include assisting at gallery events, fashion week, and working with individual artists in the city. Through these experiences students can return home with a unique and diverse resume of Paris experience.

Summer Programs Summer 4 weeks (4 credits) PCA’s 4 week summer program offers students an intensive environment to deepen their understanding and sharpen their skills in art and design with courses like Fashion Sketchbook, Photography in Paris, and Fashion Blogging. Courses offer students unique exposure to the city of Paris by combining classroom time with excursions to various sites around the city. Students enroll in two back-to-back 2 week courses for a total of 4 credits.

Areas of Study For a list of courses see our website. Art History & Architecture

Art History Business & Economics

Design Management Communication

Communication Design Digital & Studio Arts

Drawing / Illustration • Painting • Photography • Printmaking • Sculpture • Video Fashion Design & Merchandising

Fashion Design • Pattern Design • Textiles Interior & Product Design

Interior Design Modern Languages & Cultures

French Language • Paris Studies

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PSBPARIS Host School The Paris School of Business (PSB) is an elite “Grande Ecole” management school, combining academic excellence, international awareness, and a focus on gaining real-world professional experiences. The school trains highly skilled managers, who are open to the world and comfortable in the international setting of modern global business. By gaining a combination of skills-based knowledge and cosmopolitan perspective, PSB students become efficient decision makers and conscious leaders. Paris School of Business is located in the vibrant 13th arrondissement of the city, just south of the River Seine. As an international campus located in heart of Paris, PSB brings a diverse student body together to explore cutting-edge topics in management, marketing, and finance; all with a global perspective. Students have access to a wide range of businessrelated electives, as well as to the rich cultural, culinary, and artistic treasures of Paris.

Paris School of Business

• Gain a global business perspective while studying with peers from around the world. • Study management, marketing, finance and more in the semester or summer at a leading business school.

Semester Programs Semester Elective (12 – 15 credits) Study abroad semester students at PSB join the English language International Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program, taking classes alongside degree-seeking students. The program is geared toward students with at least one year of Business or Economics coursework. Visiting students select 4 or 5 courses from a range of classes offered in management, marketing, finance, and a variety of electives, for a total of 12 – 15 US credits.

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SAIFRANCE Summer Programs Summer 2 weeks (3 credits) PSB’s 2 week summer programs allow visiting students to complete one intensive course while experiencing Summer in Paris. Students select from unique course offerings such as International Entrepreneurship, Luxury Brand Management, and Modern and Contemporary Art in Paris for a total of 3 US credits.

Areas of Study For a list of courses see our website. Business & Economics

Management • Marketing • Luxury Management • Finance Mathematics

Algebra • Calculus Modern Languages & Cultures

French Language

“Every taste I get of art and culture leaves me wanting more. I decided to go abroad hoping to satisfy this need to experience more, but now I feel more desire than ever! I want to see the world. I want to experience other languages, cultures, and most definitely food.” ~ Paris Student

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PAAPARIS Host School The Paris American Academy (PAA) was founded in 1965 and is known for its excellence in boutique and couture fashion design instruction. With a strongly vocational approach, PAA prepares students for careers in creative fields, with summer program instruction from masters in fashion, fine arts, interior design, and creative writing. Located a short distance from Notre-Dame Cathedral, PAA draws upon Paris’ cultural and artistic heritage in making the city its campus. PAA structures its programs and course content to be practical and applicable in today’s world. Students benefit from a personalized learning environment created by a student-instructor ratio of one to five and small classes. Courses are rigorous and intensive, and students develop a strong community around an environment of creativity and peer learning. PAA students come from many different countries and backgrounds and bring a wide range of viewpoints, special interests and talents to enrich the learning community.

Paris American Academy

• Spend your summer immersing yourself in creativity in the vibrant Latin Quarter of Paris. • Learn in a hands-on environment, honing your vocational skills. • Experience fashion shows and design events first-hand.

Summer Programs Summer 4 weeks Subject Intensive (6 credits) PAA’s intensive 4 week July summer program offers students an immersive experience in creative and design fields. Students select from the concentrations below, and complete 2 block-style courses for a total of 6 credits.

• Fashion, concentration in Couture Techniques • Fashion, concentration in Design Process • Fashion, concentration in Merchandising and Communication • Interior Design • Fine Arts • Creative Writing


Bonjour everyone, my name is Bobby Caruso. This semester my dreams are coming true by studying abroad in Paris with SAI, and I’m excited to show you around. A little bit about me: I’m

STUDENTSPOTLIGHT

a senior journalism major at Western

Cliché? Peutêtre. In my break between classes, it was only a short walk to grab my favorite to-go lunch from “Nelly Julien” and eat in the Champ de Mars with a friend.

New England University and I am from Long Island, New York. This photo was taken during Paris Fashion Week when a few of us from SAI went celebspotting and stopped at the Louvre for a photo op!

I live in the 14th arrondissement of Paris in the Alèsia area. It is a very residential area which is nice because it feels more authentic and less touristy. Things are Le meilleure personne! This is Jenn, SAI

Voilà! Night class is over and I stopped for a

generally cheaper here than in the 7th or 8th (Near the

Program Coordinator in Paris. In between

quick selfie with some of my closest friends

Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe). There’s a great mix

handling all our questions and concerns,

from SAI: Shayna and Andra.

of reminders of home (Starbucks, McDonald’s, KFC)

she’s my go-to French tutor. She’s

and amazing cafés and restaurants nearby.

coordinated all our trips and excursions with in Paris and all of Europe.

All photos taken by Bobby Caruso

SAI and is the best resource for things to do En route to class I stopped for a quick café crème et un Ma chambre!

pan au chocolat.

Here’s a photo of

Très délicieux! One

my room! I live with

of the best parts

two other guys in

about being in Paris

the SAI program,

is just sitting in a

and we live in a

café for hours.

very typical Parisian apartment not far from the metro which is everything I wanted.

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SAIENGLAND

london


LONDON London is a global cultural capital, an extraordinary city filled with artistic and cultural expression. It is considered the most cosmopolitan city on earth, and is the world’s most visited city. Situated on the River Thames, London is a hub of diversity, attracting people from around the world. The city’s exciting daily life and cultural institutions are an important part of its experience. The historical elements of Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace are experienced alongside newer attractions like the London Eye and the Tate Modern gallery.

SAI London Students studying in London have a global experience at their fingertips. Cuisine from every corner of the world is available, festival and theater performances are at every turn, cutting-edge art and fashion pour out into the streets, and today’s global companies bustle alongside historical monuments such as St. Paul’s Cathedral. SAI students benefit from a diverse offering of partner schools in London: University of Westminster, London South Bank University, and the six colleges that make up the University of the Arts London. SAI London on-site staff is available to students, offering advising and support, as well as introducing visiting students to the beauty of the city through activities, including walking tours, wine tasting, and museum visits, and weekend trips to Stratford-Upon-Avon or Stonehenge.

Community Integration & Leadership SAI students in London have opportunities for community integration and leadership during their term abroad: • SAI activities expose students to unique community elements, for a fully British experience. • Vibrant student clubs offer visiting students opportunities to integrate with the local student population, and pursue their passions in different cultural contexts.

SAIENGLAND

SAI Offering in London Partner Schools • • • • • • • •

University of Westminster London South Bank University (LSBU) UAL Central Saint Martins (CSM) UAL London College of Communication (LCC) UAL London College of Fashion (LCF) UAL Chelsea College of Arts UAL Camberwell College of Arts UAL Wimbledon College of Arts (WCA)

Programs Offered • • • •

Semester Academic Year Summer: 3 – 8 weeks Graduate

Housing Option: Student apartment, Family homestay (UAL only) Areas of Study Offered • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Art History & Architecture Business & Economics Communication Computer Science & Programming Digital & Studio Arts Engineering Fashion Design & Merchandising Health Studies Hospitality & Tourism Studies Interior & Product Design Literature & Creative Writing Modern Languages & Cultures Natural Sciences Social Sciences Theater, Performance & Dance

SAI London Sample Activities This is just a sample, see our website for the full list. • • • • • • •

Hidden Pubs of Old London Town Evening Show in London’s West End Tate Modern Visit Camden Market and the Canals Weekend Trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon and Warwickshire Day Trip exploring Greenwich Wine Tasting

“London is one of the most incredible cities in the world! The people in London are always moving; it is such a fast-paced city, which is exciting and stimulating. There is always something to do and somewhere to go.” ~ London Student

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WESTMINSTERLONDON Host School The University of Westminster (Westminster) boasts a rich history and has been providing students with academic excellence, cultural engagement and personal enrichment since its inception as Britain’s first polytechnic in 1838. Since then it has developed into a university that combines both metropolitan and cosmopolitan dimensions, and which is closely involved in business, professional and academic life within London, as well as overseas. Students studying abroad at the University of Westminster join over 24,000 degree-seeking students at four main campuses in London that house its seven faculties. Students can select from over 700 courses that satisfy intellectual curiosity in a lively and friendly atmosphere.

• Study nearly any subject at a leading university. • Extend your learning beyond the classroom with part-time semester internships. • Join semester, academic year, summer and graduate programs alongside degree-seeking students.

University of Westminster

Semester & Academic Year Programs Semester Elective (12 - 16 credits) Study abroad students in Westminster’s semester program can choose from a wide range of coursework, studying alongside the degree seeking population. Students select three or four 4-credit elective courses for a total of 12 - 16 credits. Students enrolled in the 12 credit program have the option of enrolling in a semester long 4 credit internship in place of one of their elective courses. Academic Year Elective (24 - 32 credits) Students enrolling in the Westminster Academic Year program (both the Fall and Spring semester) gain access to a larger list of course offerings that are only available in a yearlong format. Students study alongside the degree seeking population, selecting 3 or 4 elective courses each term for a total of 24 – 32 credits. Academic Year students can complete a part time 4 credit internship during one of their semesters.


SAIENGLAND Semester & Academic Year Internship Opportunities Semester and Academic Year students can apply for a semesterlong part time 4 credit internship and internship course to be completed as part of their elective program. Students are assisted with placement in internships that complement their major or minor, and are supported by internship coursework focused on reflection and lessons learned. Internships are available in the following fields: Art, Fashion & Design • Business & Trade • Charities & NGOs • Finance & Accounting • Human Resources • Journalism, Media & Publishing • Marketing, PR, Advertising & Sales • Music & Theater • Politics • Psychology

Summer Programs Summer 3 weeks (4 credits) Study abroad students in Westminster’s 3 week summer program select one intensive 4 credit course from the variety of course offerings geared toward visiting students. In addition to general liberal arts coursework, some summer courses use the city as their classroom, including courses such as Photographing London, London through its Museums, and London Theater. SAI offers two Summer 3 week sessions at Westminster, each with different start dates and course options: Summer I and Summer II. Summer 6 weeks (8 credits) Study abroad students in Westminster’s 6 week summer program select two back-to-back intensive 4 credit courses from the variety of course offerings geared toward visiting students. Unique course offerings include Destination London, London Fashion, and Psychology of City Life.

Graduate Programs Postgraduate Semester (15 credits) The University of Westminster offers postgraduate study abroad semester programs for students pursuing a graduate degree who wish to study abroad. Postgraduate semester students enroll in three 5 credit graduate-level courses from the variety of course offerings, including architecture, business, media, science and social sciences, among many others.

Areas of Study For a list of courses see our website. Art History & Architecture

Architecture • Art History • Property and Planning Business & Economics

Accounting, Finance & Governance • Business Information Management and Operations • Economics and Quantitative Methods • Finance and Business Law • Human Resource Management, Leadership & Professional Development • Marketing and Business Strategy • Communication

Journalism and Mass Communication • Transmedia • Visual Communication Computer Science & Programming

Business Information Systems & Operations • Computer Science • Electronic, Networking and Communication Engineering Digital & Studio Arts

Art and Design • Creative Practice • Photography and Film Fashion Design & Merchandising

Fashion Industry • Trend Forecasting Health Studies

Human and Health Sciences • Public Health Hospitality & Tourism Studies

Tourism Literature & Creative Writing

Creative Writing • English Language and Literature Modern Languages & Cultures

Arabic • Chinese • French • German • Language Teaching • Linguistics • London Studies • Spanish Natural Sciences

Biomedical Sciences • Contemporary Medicine • Life Sciences • Molecular and Applied Biosciences Social Sciences

Criminology • History • Law • Politics and International Relations • Psychology • Sociology Theater, Performance & Dance

Music • Theater Studies

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LSBULONDON Host School London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of London’s largest and oldest universities. Established in 1892, the original aim of LSBU was to promote the industrial skills, general knowledge, health, and well-being of young men and women, which remains remarkably similar today. LSBU uses strong links with employers and industry to ensure that course content, facilities and equipment meet the demands of the 21st-century workplace. In doing so, LSBU maintains its commitment to being a leading applied university. This cosmopolitan university is centrally located in London and averages 25,000 students each year drawn from over 130 countries. LSBU offers a wide array of course options, from business management to engineering or science. Study abroad students at LSBU study alongside degree seeking students for a fully integrated experience.

London South Bank University

• Enroll in courses across all areas of study that emphasize applied experience. • Extend your learning beyond the classroom with part-time semester and summer internships. • Join fellow study abroad students in a “London City of Change” or “Made in London” course that incudes guided walks and site visits in London.

Semester & Academic Year Programs Semester Elective (12 - 16 credits) Study abroad students in LSBU’s semester program can choose from a wide range of coursework, studying alongside the degree seeking population. All visiting semester students enroll in one of two courses: “London City of Change” or “Made in London”. Both are interactive, interdisciplinary courses requiring student participation in a series of guided walks and site visits. Students then select 2 to 3 additional 4-credit elective courses from the semester schedule, for a total of 12 - 16 credits. Semester students can also complete a part-time 4 credit internship as part of their elective courses. Academic Year Elective (24 - 32 credits) Students enrolling in the LSBU Academic Year program (both the fall and spring semester) gain access to wider course offerings than single semester enrollments in the fields of applied science and engineering, since some courses run across the fall and spring semesters. All visiting students enroll in one of two required courses each semester: “London: City of Change” or “Made in London”. Students then select elective courses for a total of 24 – 32 credits for the full year. Students can complete a part-time 4-credit internship as part of one of their semesters of elective courses.


SAIENGLAND Semester & Academic Year Internship Opportunities Semester and Academic Year students can apply for a semesterlong 4-credit internship and internship course to be completed as part of their elective program. Students are assisted with placement in internships that complement their major or minor, and are supported by internship coursework focused on reflection and lessons learned. Internships are available in the following fields:

Areas of Study

Business • Fashion Merchandising • Health • Marketing • Media Production • Public Relations • Social Sciences

Business Studies • Finance • Informatics • Management • Marketing

Summer Programs Summer 4 weeks (8 credits) Students in LSBU’s 4 week summer program complete an intensive study abroad session. Students enroll in a required 4 credit course “London: City of Change” and select an additional 4 credit course offered in areas such as business, journalism, and liberal studies for a total of 8 US credits. Summer 6 weeks + Internship (8 credits) Students in LSBU’s 6 week summer program have a unique opportunity to pair coursework with applied internship experience. Students enroll in a required 4 credit course “London: City of Change” and complete a 4 credit internship and internship course. Students are assisted with placement in internships that complement their major or minor, and are supported by internship coursework. Internships are available in similar fields as during the semester.

For a list of courses see our website. Art History & Architecture

Architecture • Arts and Media • Built Environment • Urban Environment Business & Economics

Computer Science & Programming

Computer Systems • Informatics Digital & Studio Arts

Arts and Media • Film and Cinema • Photography Engineering

Chemical Engineering • Civil Engineering • Computer Systems • Electrical Engineering • Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Petroleum Engineering Health Studies

Chinese Medicine • Health and Social Care • Human Science • Sports Science Hospitality & Tourism Studies

Tourism and Hospitality Interior & Product Design

Sustainable Design Literature & Creative Writing

Culture Writing and Literature • Writing Natural Sciences

Applied Sciences • Bioscience • Food Science • Forensics • Human Science Social Sciences

Housing and Planning • Law • Psychology • Social and Policy Studies Theater & Performing Arts

Culture Writing and Performance

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UALLONDON Host School Central Saint Martins (CSM), a part of the University of the Arts London (UAL) has a distinguished international reputation and offers one of the most diverse and comprehensive ranges of undergraduate courses in arts and design. With alumnae such as Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen, this outstanding 150 year old institution is considered the world’s number one school for fashion design, and also offers opportunities in fine arts, theater, design and film. CSM’s competitive programs explore the boundaries of their disciplines, as students are continually encouraged to be curious and restless in developing beyond the accepted norms of their subject. CSM’s refurbished Victorian granary at the heart of London’s developing cultural quarter of King’s Cross was voted the world’s best higher education building in 2012. The school boasts impressive workspaces, with workshops for casting, ceramics, digital printing, fashion, jewelry, letterpress, metal, woodwork, and many others. Students studying abroad at CSM during the semester have the option of joining an integrated program to study alongside degree-seeking students or joining the study abroad program, allowing students to select from an array of coursework.

Central Saint Martins

• Make use of impressive facilities and world-renowned professors to deepen your artistic practice. • Study alongside degree-seeking students to share passion, experience and creativity. • Spend a summer studying design abroad – open to beginners!

Semester Programs Semester Integrated (12 – 15 credits) Students in the integrated semester program follow a set curriculum and are fully integrated into the degree courses, studying alongside degree seeking students. Students select a program area from 3D design, curation, fashion, fine arts, graphic design and theater subjects, and are placed in the correct level based on experience. Students complete 12 credits of predetermined full time coursework in that area of study. The following Integrated programs are offered at CSM: • • • • • • • • •

Acting Architecture: Spaces & Objects Ceramic Design Criticism, Communication and Curation Directing Fashion Communication and Promotion Fashion Design Menswear Fashion Design with Knitwear Fashion Design with Marketing

• • • • • • • • • • •

Fashion Design Womenswear Fashion History and Theory Fashion Journalism Fashion Print Fine Art Graphic Design Jewelry Design Performance Design & Practice Product Design Textile Design Textile Design


SAIENGLAND Optional Add-on: European Art History London and Berlin Students in an integrated program at any UAL school have the option to add a 3 week/3 credit European Art History course at the start of the fall term or end of the spring term. Based at Chelsea College of Arts, this course is an opportunity to learn about the art, history, environment and culture of London and Berlin through lectures, visits and discussion groups. The course includes a 4 day guided study trip to Berlin, which provides a new perspective and greater insight into the development of European society through art and design. Semester Study Abroad (12 - 18 credits) The study abroad program is designed for students seeking diverse course options, flexibility and a more traditional semester abroad. Students select from two different study abroad program options, Study Abroad: Free Elective Semester Program (FESP) or Study Abroad: Fine Art. Students in FESP choose between Fashion Design and Graphic Design concentrations, and complete a mixture of mandatory and elective courses for a total of 12 – 18 US credits. Students in Fine Art complete a hybrid of the Fine Art Integrated Program, and study abroad-specific additional coursework for a total of 15 US credits.

Summer Programs Summer 3 weeks (3 credits) Students in CSM’s 3 week summer program choose one intensive 3 credit course in the various areas of art, design and fashion. Courses are geared toward beginning students, and do not require a portfolio. SAI offers two Summer 3 week programs at CSM, each with different start dates and course options: Summer I and Summer II.

Summer Dual City CSM Dual City programs offer a unique design experience, combining studies at two renowned design schools. Programs are 4 weeks in length, and students complete two 2-week courses in their chosen design and fashion study. For details please see Multi-City page 96.

Areas of Study For a list of courses see our website. Art History & Architecture

Culture, Criticism and Curation Digital & Studio Arts

Ceramic Design • Fine Art • Graphic Communication Design • Studio Art Fashion Design & Merchandising

Fashion Communication with Promotion • Fashion Design • Fashion Design with Marketing • Fashion History and Theory • Fashion Journalism • Fashion Knitwear • Fashion Menswear • Fashion Print • Fashion Womenswear • Jewelry Design • Textile Design Interior & Product Design

Product Design Theater & Performing Arts

Acting • Performance Design and Practice  

Summer 6 weeks (6 credits) Students in CSM’s 6 week summer program choose two backto-back intensive 3 credit courses for a total of 6 credits in the various areas of art, design and fashion. Courses are geared toward beginning students, and do not require a portfolio, with the exception of the Advanced Fashion Design course. Summer UAL Combination Option Because CSM is a part of the University of the Arts London (UAL) system, students may choose to combine two or three 3 week courses from the various UAL schools to create their ideal 6 or 9 week program.

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UALLONDON Host School London College of Communication (LCC), a part of the University of the Arts London (UAL), is a world leader in media and design courses that prepare students for successful careers in the creative industries. The college specializes in graphic design and advertising, photography, film and animation, journalism, publishing and public relations, sound arts and design, and interactive and spatial design. Courses at LCC are hands-on and industry-focused, offering unique opportunities for students to develop their creative skills in outstanding technical spaces. LCC’s campus is located at Elephant and Castle, a bustling junction in central London. Its 5,000 students take full advantage of the outstanding facilities of this unique institution, which include photographic and TV studios, darkrooms, interactive media and animation suites, broadcast and print newsrooms as well as specialist printing, printmaking and letterpress workshops. Students studying abroad at LCC during the semester are integrated into courses with degree-seeking students for a block-style set curriculum, while summer courses offer a flexible approach.

London College of Communication

• Enroll in industry-focused courses where you learn by doing. • Develop your creative skills alongside degree-seeking students in industry standard facilities. • Add the London & Berlin Art History semester course to learn about design and culture history, and take a study trip to Berlin!

Semester Programs Semester Integrated (12 – 15 credits) Semester students at LCC follow a set curriculum and are fully integrated into the degree courses, studying alongside degree seeking students. Students select a program area from communications, graphic design, spatial design, film, photography and sound subjects, and are placed in the correct level based on experience. Students complete 12 credits of predetermined full time coursework in that area of study. The following Integrated programs are offered at LCC: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Advertising Animation Design Cultures Film & Television Film Practice Games Design Graphic & Media Design Illustration & Visual Media Interaction & Moving Image Interactive Media Journalism Live Events & Television Magazine Publishing

• • • • • • • • • • •

Media & Cultural Studies Media Communications Media Practice Photo Journalism Photography Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Production for Live Events Public Relations Sound Arts & Design Spatial Design Sports Journalism


SAIENGLAND Optional Add-on: European Art History London and Berlin Students in an integrated program at any UAL school have the option to add a 3 week/3 credit European Art History course at the start of the fall term or end of the spring term. Based at Chelsea College of Arts, this course is an opportunity to learn about the art, history, environment and culture of London and Berlin through lectures, visits and discussion groups. The course includes a 4 day guided study trip to Berlin, which provides a new perspective and greater insight into the development of European society through art and design.

Summer Programs Summer 3 weeks (3 credits) Students in LCC’s 3 week summer program choose one intensive 3 credit course from a variety of introductory-level media communication and design subjects. Courses are geared toward beginning students, and do not require a portfolio. SAI offers two Summer 3 week programs at LCC, each with different start dates and course options: Summer I and Summer II. Summer 6 weeks (6 credits) Students in LCC’s 6 week summer program choose two backto-back intensive 3 credit courses for a total of 6 credits from a variety of introductory-level media communication and design subjects. Courses are geared toward beginning students, and do not require a portfolio.

Summer UAL Combination Option Because LCC is a part of the University of the Arts London (UAL) system, students may choose to combine two or three 3 week courses from the various UAL schools to create their ideal 6 or 9 week program.

Areas of Study For a list of courses see our website. Communication

Advertising • Graphic Branding and Identity • Journalism • Live Events and Television • Magazine Journalism Publishing • Media Communications • Photojournalism & Documentary Photography • Public Relations • Sports Journalism Digital & Studio Arts

Animation • Film and Television • Film Practice • Game Design • Graphic and Media Design • Illustration and Visual Media • Information and Interface Design • Interaction Design Arts • Photography • Sound Arts and Design Interior & Product Design

Spatial Design

“Studying abroad in London pushed me to be a better designer, citizen, and thinker.” ~ London Student

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UALLONDON Host School London College of Fashion (LCF), a part of the University of the Arts London (UAL), is the UK’s only specialist fashion college, and is globally recognized as a center of excellence and the proving ground of big names such as Jimmy Choo, Paul Austin and Linda Bennett. The school offers a unique portfolio of courses that aim to reflect the breadth of opportunity available in this vibrant industry. LCF is always looking to the future, with courses that identify new ways of working, discover new markets, and hone new skills to benefit future fashion designers. LCF courses offer creative development alongside a strong vocational slant. LCF’s 5,000 students study across six sites throughout London that offer students specialist equipment, tools and resources. Students studying abroad at LCF in the semester have the flexibility of choice in a number of courses, while in the summer students follow a block-style curriculum.

London College of Fashion

• Study at a leading specialized fashion school and learn from leaders in the field. • Spend an intensive summer studying fashion abroad – open to beginners! • Push to achieve your highest potential in the field through cutting-edge coursework.

Semester Programs Semester Study Abroad (12 - 16 credits) Semester students at LCF select from three study abroad program concentrations. All students enroll in three mandatory courses for 6 credits, and then choose from several elective courses within their selected concentration for a total of 12 – 16 US credits. The Study Abroad semester also includes a 5 day Paris study trip, integrated into coursework. The following concentrations are available: • Fashion Business • Fashion Product Design • Fashion Media and Communication


SAIENGLAND Summer Programs

Areas of Study

Summer 5 weeks Subject Intensive (8 credits) Students in LCF’s 5 week summer subject intensive program complete one 8 credit Styling course that is most suitable to beginners. The course covers fashion styling, fashion photography and make-up, and digital fashion, and provides a thorough understanding of the key roles and responsibilities of a stylist, hair and make up artist, designer, photographer, and art director. The styling program includes a 4 day study trip to Paris that is integrated into coursework.

For a list of courses see our website. Fashion Design & Merchandising

Fashion Business Fashion Design Fashion Media and Communication Footwear Design  

Summer 8 weeks Subject Intensive (12 credits) Students in LCF’s 8 week summer subject intensive program complete a set of pre-established courses in one of three subjects: Fashion Design, Fashion Business, and Footwear Design. Each subject area consists of a total of 12 credits of intensive work that is most suitable to beginners. All programs also include a 5 day study trip to Paris that is integrated into coursework. The following programs are offered: Fashion Design: this program is made up of six courses that combine to create one set program in fashion design, and is a great introduction to the fundamentals of design. The program covers fashion business, styling, visuals, collections, and 3D design. Fashion Business: this program is made up of six courses that combine to create one set program in fashion business, covering entrepreneurship, styling, media, product development and visuals. Footwear Design: this program (offered in conjunction with Cordwainers College) combines traditional design principles with innovation, an overview of CAD technology, and the traditional craft of shoemaking. Students will gain a concentrated and superior knowledge of the footwear product with a strong emphasis on design and inspiration, the use of CAD technology (an introduction to rapid prototyping and foot scanning) and product realization (students will make a basic court shoe).

“Take advantage of every free opportunity there is! Sign up for SAI tours, lunch, and day excursions. They are fun, convenient, a great way to meet people, and free. Don’t be intimidated by these events they are there for you to have a great experience.” ~ London Student www.saiprograms.com

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UALLONDON Host School Chelsea College of Arts (Chelsea), a part of the University of the Arts London (UAL), is one of London’s most prestigious art and design colleges. With just over 1,400 students, Chelsea’s supportive atmosphere builds a strong community of cuttingedge artists and designers, with different disciplines informing and contributing to each others’ practice. Courses are offered in curating, fine art, graphic design communication, textile design and interior and spatial design. At Chelsea, students learn the practical, theoretical and professional elements of their subject in a setting that encourages experimentation. The Chelsea campus, in the Pimlico area of London, overlooks the Tate Britain Museum and the River Thames. Its cutting-edge facilities include a digital print studio, audiovisual editing studio, specialist equipment for textile design, a foundry and 3D workshops in casting, ceramics, metalwork, and woodwork. Chelsea is also home to London’s largest openair gallery which hosts all sorts of events from film screenings to large scale installations, with international artists exhibiting alongside current students.

Chelsea College of Arts

• Study art and design in the heart of London, next to the Tate Britain. • Spend 3, 6 or 9 weeks in the summer studying a variety of art and design disciplines – open to beginners! • Add the London & Berlin Art History semester course to learn about design and culture history, and take a study trip to Berlin!

Semester Programs Semester Integrated (12 – 15 credits) Students in the integrated semester program follow a set curriculum and are fully integrated into the degree courses, studying alongside degree seeking students. Students select a program area from fine arts, fashion, graphic design, and interior design subjects, and are placed in the correct level based on experience. Students complete 12 credits of pre-determined full time coursework in that area of study. The following Integrated programs are offered at Chelsea: The following Integrated programs are offered at Chelsea: • Fine Art • Interior & Spatial Design • Textile Design


SAIENGLAND Optional Add-on: European Art History London and Berlin Students in an integrated program at any UAL school have the option to add a 3 week/3 credit European Art History course at the start of the fall term or end of the spring term. Based at Chelsea, this course is an opportunity to learn about the art, history, environment and culture of London and Berlin through lectures, visits and discussion groups. The course includes a 4 day guided study trip to Berlin, which provides a new perspective and greater insight into the development of European society through art and design. Semester Study Abroad (12 - 16 credits) The study abroad program is designed for students seeking diverse course options, flexibility and a more traditional semester abroad. Students enroll in three mandatory courses for 7 credits, and then choose from several elective courses in their selected pathway for a total of 12 - 16 US credits. Pathways are offered in Contemporary Art Theory Curation & Management, or Interior & Spatial Design.

Summer Programs Summer 3 weeks (3 credits) Students in Chelsea’s 3 week summer program choose one intensive 3 credit course in the subject of art and design. Courses are geared toward beginning students, and do not require a portfolio. SAI offers two Summer 3 week programs at Chelsea, each with different start dates and course options: Summer I and Summer II.

Areas of Study For a list of courses see our website. Digital & Studio Arts

Fine Art Fashion Design & Merchandising

Summer 6 weeks (6 credits) Students in Chelsea’s 6 week summer program choose two backto-back intensive 3 credit courses for a total of 6 credits in the subject of art and design. Courses are geared toward beginning students, and do not require a portfolio.

Textile Design Interior & Product Design

Interior and Spatial Design

Summer UAL Combination Option Because Chelsea is a part of the University of the Arts London (UAL) system, students may choose to combine two or three 3 week courses from the various UAL schools to create their ideal 6 or 9 week program.

“I loved being surrounded by such creative individuals.” ~ London Student

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UALLONDON Host School Camberwell College of Arts (Camberwell), part of the University of the Arts London (UAL), is a small college (1,600 students) with a big reputation that has been at the heart of a bohemian community that encourages inventiveness, collaboration and curiosity. Camberwell offers courses in art, design and conservation. Courses seek to encourage rewarding and open dialogue between professors and students, and develop strong connections in the creative industries. Camberwell’s unique studio culture offers students the freedom and support to explore their individual creativity using facilities that embrace both traditional craftsmanship and digital technology. The school’s impressive facilities include a digital media center, one of the largest printmaking centers in the UK, open access ceramic, wood, metal and plastic workshops, and various specialist darkrooms, processing rooms and photographic studios. Camberwell is located in the heart of the artistic London community of Southwark, which is home to a thriving art scene that hosts a variety of galleries, project spaces and studios that students, staff and graduates work and exhibit in.

Camberwell College of Arts

• Explore your creativity in a school that emphasized studio culture. • Take courses in newly renovated professional level facilities that encourage collaboration and experimentation. • Add the London & Berlin Art History semester course to learn about design and culture history, and take a study trip to Berlin!

Semester Programs Semester Integrated (12 – 15 credits) Semester students at Camberwell follow a set curriculum and are fully integrated into the degree courses, studying alongside degree seeking students. Students select a program area from 3d design, fine arts, graphic design, or photography subjects, and are placed in the correct level based on experience. Students complete 12 credits of pre-determined full time coursework in that area of study. The following Integrated programs are offered at Camberwell: The following Integrated programs are offered at Camberwell: • • • •

3D Design Drawing Fine Art: Painting Fine Art: Sculpture

• Graphic Design • Illustration • Photography


SAIENGLAND Optional Add-on: European Art History London and Berlin Students in an integrated program at any UAL school have the option to add a 3 week/3 credit European Art History course at the start of the fall term or end of the spring term. Based at Chelsea College of Arts, this course is an opportunity to learn about the art, history, environment and culture of London and Berlin through lectures, visits and discussion groups. The course includes a 4 day guided study trip to Berlin, which provides a new perspective and greater insight into the development of European society through art and design.

Areas of Study For a list of courses see our website. Digital & Studio Arts

3D Design Drawing Graphic Design Illustration Painting Photography Sculpture

“I will always consider this city my home away from home. I can truly say that I made the most out of the semester, traveled to the most amazing countries, ate the best food, and met people I will never forget. The future is bright, and this is just one of the many times I plan to take on Europe.� ~ London Student

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UALLONDON Host School Wimbledon College of Arts (WCA), a part of the University of the Arts London (UAL), was founded in 1890, and maintains an outstanding reputation for its specialization in fine art and theatre and screen design. The community of 1,100 students learn in the school’s specialized facilities from expert professors and technicians who either work in the industry or have their own practice. Wimbledon’s courses share projects, lectures and exhibitions in order to encourage students to work collaboratively across specializations. The school offers excellent facilities including metal, wood, print, dye, costume, and technical arts and special effects workshops, as well as an animation suite, darkrooms, a sound studio, a film and video studio, green screen facilities, and a professional standard theater fully equipped with the latest technology. Wimbledon’s Southwest location about a 15 minute train ride from the center of London combines green, open spaces with easy access to the city’s thriving art and theater scenes. The close-knit and friendly college community is a short walk from the Wimbledon Village town center, which is bustling with shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Wimbledon College of Arts

• Study technical theater in the world’s top theater destination. • Add the London & Berlin Art History semester course to learn about design and culture history, and take a study trip to Berlin! • Spend 3, 6 or 9 weeks in the summer studying a variety of art and design disciplines – open to beginners!


SAIENGLAND Semester Programs

Areas of Study

Semester Integrated (12 credits) Semester students at Wimbledon follow a set curriculum and are fully integrated into the degree courses, studying alongside degree seeking students. Students select a program area from fine arts and theater subjects, and are placed in the correct level based on experience. Students complete 12 credits of predetermined full time coursework in that area of study.

For a list of courses see our website. Digital & Studio Arts

Painting Print and Digital Media Sculpture Theater, Performance & Dance

The following Integrated programs are offered at Camberwell: Costume Design • Costume Interpretation • Painting • Print & Digital Media • Sculpture • Set Design for Screen • Technical Arts & Special Effects • Theater Design Optional Add-on: European Art History London and Berlin Students in an integrated program at any UAL school have the option to add a 3 week/3 credit European Art History course at the start of the fall term or end of the spring term. Based at Chelsea College of Arts, this course is an opportunity to learn about the art, history, environment and culture of London and Berlin through lectures, visits and discussion groups. The course includes a 4 day guided study trip to Berlin, which provides a new perspective and greater insight into the development of European society through art and design.

Costume Design Costume Interpretation Set Design for Screen Technical Arts & Special Effects Theater Design  

Summer Programs Summer 3 weeks (3 credits) Students in Wimbledon’s 3 week summer program choose one intensive 3 credit course in the subject of theater. Courses are geared toward beginning students, and do not require a portfolio. Summer UAL Combination Option Because WCA is a part of the University of the Arts London (UAL) system, students may choose to combine two or three 3 week courses from the various UAL schools to create their ideal 6 or 9 week program.

“My future career will be more successful because of the time I spent in London… Spending one semester away from home was the best decision I could have ever made. I learned so much about myself and the world, and that is something that can never be replaced.” ~ London Student

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multi-city

Can’t settle on the perfect location to study abroad in the summer? Studying in more than one place may be your answer. Studying abroad in two distinct cities allows students to get to know and become comfortable in two places, while also developing more varied cross-cultural understanding and experiencing their discipline in varying contexts. Students studying in SAI multi-city programs experience different languages, cuisines, architecture, histories, and cultures, all in one program. SAI students in these programs are supported by on-site staff in each location, who help them make a seamless transition between their locations. Students are welcomed in each city, and are offered unique activities that help them to get to know their host city, and build a strong community.

SAI Multi-City Students in multi-city programs gain great independence as they learn to navigate the London Tube one week, and walk the streets of Milan’s fashion district the next. Multi-city students participate in all SAI activities in both locations, and have access to all school facilities. Additionally, SAI offers students the option of getting involved in various volunteer opportunities in each host city, including environmental cleanup, language tutoring, refugee assistance, and much more.


SAIMULTI-CITY Summer Combination Programs

SAI, together with our partner schools, offers various multi-city programs in the Summer ranging from 4 to 8 weeks in length. SAI Summer Combination Programs allow students to get to know two distinct cities and cultures, for an unforgettable Summer experience. SAI offers two different summer multi-city programs for students to choose from:

SAI Scope SAI Summer Combination Programs & Experiences (SCOPE) offer a unique opportunity to combine two distinct SAI summer programs in two different cities for a reduced cost. SAI offers different combinations each year, with program length ranging from 5 to 8 weeks. Please see our website for the most up-todate information on SCOPE offerings.

Central Saint Martins (CSM) Dual City Design CSM Dual City programs offer a unique design experience, combining studies at two renowned design schools. Programs are 4 weeks in length, and students complete two 2-week courses in their chosen design and fashion study. The following two program options are available: Dual City New York & London (6 credits) The New York and London Dual City program offers specialization in Fashion Design, Process and Practice. Students select one subject and begin with a 2 week (3 credit) course at Parsons in New York. Following the New York course students have a few days to travel and make their way to London, and then continue their studies at CSM for their second 2 week (3 credit) course. Dual City London & Florence (6 credits) The London and Florence Dual City program offers specialization in fashion. Students select one subject and begin with a 2 week (3 credit) course at CSM. Following the London course students have a few days to travel and make their way to Florence, continuing their studies at Polimoda for their second 2 week (3 credit) course. Courses are offered in Fashion Trend Forecasting and Styling or Fashion Design and Accessories.

“I was able to experience my field of study in more than one cultural context, with the flexibility of choosing how long I wanted to study abroad.� ~ Summer Student

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PROGRAMDATES 2017/18 SEMESTER, QUARTER & ACADEMIC YEARITALY

APPLICATION DEADLINE

PROGRAM START

PROGRAM END

FLORENCE: Florence University of the Arts (FUA) Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 - 15 credits)

June 15, 2017

August 29, 2017

December 14, 2017

Fall Quarter Elective 2017 (9 / 12 / 15 credits)

June 15, 2017

September 29, 2017

November 17, 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 - 15 credits)

November 1, 2017

January 23, 2018

May 10, 2018

Spring Quarter Elective 2018 (9 / 12 / 15 credits)

November 1, 2017

January 23, 2018

April 13, 2018

ROME: John Cabot University (JCU) Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 - 17 credits)

June 15, 2017

August 22, 2017

December 9, 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 - 17 credits)

November 1, 2017

January 9, 2018

May 5, 2018

ROME: Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA Rome) Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 - 18 credits)

June 15, 2017

August 29, 2017

December 16, 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 - 18 credits)

coming soon

Mid January 2018

Mid May 2018

MILAN: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 - 18 credits)

June 15, 2017

Mid September 2017

Mid December 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 - 18 credits)

November 1, 2017

Mid February 2018

Late May 2018

MILAN: Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 - 18 credits)

June 15, 2017

August 27, 2017

December 16, 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 - 18 credits)

November 1, 2017

Mid January 2018

Mid May 2018

SORRENTO: Sant’Anna Institute (SA) Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 - 18 credits)

June 15, 2017

August 27, 2017

December 16, 2017

Fall Semester Full-Time Internship 2017 (12 credits)

June 15, 2017

August 27, 2017

December 16, 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 - 18 credits)

November 1, 2017

January 21, 2018

May 12, 2018

SIENA: Siena Italian Studies (SIS) Fall Semester Language/Elective 2017 (15 - 18 credits)

June 15, 2017

September 3, 2017

December 18, 2017

Spring Semester Language/Elective 2018 (15 - 18 credits)

November 1, 2017

January 14, 2018

May 6, 2018

Academic Year Language/Elective 2017/18 (30 - 36 credits)

June 15, 2017

September 3, 2017

May 6, 2018

November 1, 2017

January 3, 2018

January 20, 2018

INTERSESSION & SHORT PROGRAMSITALY FLORENCE: Florence University of the Arts (FUA) January Intersession 3 weeks 2018 (3 / 6 credits) Fall Short Program 3 weeks 2017 (3 / 6 credits) Fall Short Program 6 weeks 2017 (6 / 9 / 12 credits) Fall Short Program 7 weeks 2017 (6 / 9 / 12 credits) Spring Short Program 3 weeks 2018 (3 / 6 credits)

Various sessions and start dates; please contact the Admissions Department for current calendar information

Spring Short Program 7 weeks 2018 (6 / 9 / 12 credits)

CAREER PROGRAMSITALY FLORENCE: Florence University of the Arts (FUA) Accessory Design & Tech 2017/18 (one quarter / academic year) Eco-Sustainable Design 2017/18 (one quarter / academic year) Fashion Design & Tech 2017/18 (one quarter / academic year) Photography 2017/18 (one quarter / academic year)

Various sessions and start dates; please contact the Admissions Department for current calendar information

Publishing 2017/18 (one quarter / academic year) Visual Communication 2017/18 (one quarter / academic year)

FLORENCE: Apicius – International School of Hospitality Culinary Arts 2017/18 (one quarter / academic year) Hospitality Management 2017/18 (one quarter / academic year) Italian Baking & Pastry 2017/18 (one quarter / academic year) Wine Studies & Enology 2017/18 (one quarter / academic year)

Various sessions and start dates; please contact the Admissions Department for current calendar information

James Beard Tutto Toscana Fall 2017

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PROGRAMDATES 2017/18 GRADUATE & PROFESSIONALITALY

APPLICATION DEADLINE

PROGRAM START

PROGRAM END

FLORENCE: Apicius – International School of Hospitality Master Certificate in Italian Cuisine 1 Year 2017/18 International Master Certificate in Baking & Pastry Fall Semester 2017

Various sessions and start dates; please contact the Admissions Department for current calendar information

MASTER’S DEGREEITALY ROME: John Cabot University (JCU) Master’s Degree 1 Year: Fall 2017 Intake

March 1, 2017

Mid August 2017

Early December 2018

MILAN: Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) Master’s Degree 1 Year: Fall 2017 Intake

June 15, 2017

Early October 2017

Late July 2018

Master’s Degree 2 Years: Fall 2017 Intake

June 15, 2017

Early October 2017

Late July 2019

Master’s Degree 2 Years: Spring 2018 Intake

November 1, 2017

Early February 2018

Mid December 2019

MILAN: Domus Academy (DA) Fall Pre-Master's Semester 2017

June 15, 2017

Late August 2017

Late December 2017

Spring Pre-Master's Semester 2018

January 15, 2018

Early April 2018

Late July 2018

Master’s Degree 1 Year: Fall 2017 Intake

June 15, 2017

Early September 2017

Late July 2018

Master’s Degree 1 Year: Spring 2018 Intake

November 1, 2017

Mid January 2018

Mid December 2018

SEMESTERSPAIN BARCELONA: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 / 15 credits)

May 1, 2017

Early September 2017

Late December 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 / 15 credits)

October 1, 2017

Early January 2018

Late April 2018

BARCELONA: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 / 15 credits)

May 1, 2017

Mid September 2017

Mid December 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 / 15 credits)

October 1, 2017

Early January 2018

Mid April 2018

Spring Semester Science & Health 2018 (12 - 15 credits)

October 1, 2017

Early January 2018

Mid April 2018

BARCELONA: Elisava School of Design and Engineering Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 / 15 / 18 credits)

May 30, 2017

Late August 2017

Mid December 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 / 15 / 18 credits)

October 1, 2017

Early January 2018

Late April 2018

BARCELONA: CETT - Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 / 15 credits)

June 1, 2017

Late August 2017

Mid December 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 / 15 credits)

October 15, 2017

Late January 2018

Late May 2018

GRADUATE & PROFESSIONALSPAIN BARCELONA: Elisava School of Design and Engineering Fall Postgraduate Diploma 2017

May 1, 2017

Early September 2017

Early March 2018

Spring Postgraduate Diploma 2018

November 1, 2017

Mid February 2018

Early August 2018

MASTER’S DEGREESPAIN BARCELONA: Elisava School of Design and Engineering Master’s Degree 1 Year: Fall 2017 Intake

May 1, 2017

Early September 2017

Early August 2018

Master’s Degree 1 Year: Spring 2018 Intake

November 1, 2017

Mid February 2018

Late February 2019

SEMESTERFRANCE PARIS: The American University of Paris (AUP) Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 - 18 credits)

April 1, 2017

Late August 2017

Mid December 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 - 18 credits)

October 1, 2017

Early January 2018

Mid May 2018

PARIS: Paris College of Art (PCA) Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 - 19 credits)

April 1, 2017

Late August 2017

Mid December 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 - 19 credits)

October 1, 2017

Early January 2018

Late May 2018

PARIS: Paris School of Business (PSB) Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 - 15 credits)

May 1, 2017

Late September 2017

Late December 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 - 15 credits)

October 1, 2017

Mid January 2018

Mid April 2018

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APPLICATION DEADLINE

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PROGRAM END

LONDON: University of Westminster Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 / 16 credits)

May 1, 2017

September 15, 2017

December 16, 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 / 16 credits)

October 15, 2017

January 12, 2018

May 26, 2018

Academic Year Elective 2017/18 (24 / 32 credits)

May 1, 2017

September 15, 2017

May 26, 2018

LONDON: London South Bank University (LSBU) Fall Semester Elective 2017 (12 - 16 credits)

June 1, 2017

Early September 2017

Mid December 2017

Spring Semester Elective 2018 (12 - 16 credits)

October 15, 2017

Late January 2018

Early June 2018

Academic Year Elective 2017/18 (24 - 32 credits)

June 1, 2017

Early September 2017

Early June 2018

LONDON: UAL Central Saint Martins (CSM) Fall Semester Integrated 2017 (12 - 15 credits)

June 1, 2017

September 22, 2017

December 9, 2017

Fall Semester Study Abroad 2017 (12 - 18 credits)

June 1, 2017

September 1, 2017

December 9, 2017

Spring Semester Integrated 2018 (12 - 15 credits)

October 15, 2017

January 5, 2018

March 17, 2018

Spring Semester Study Abroad 2018 (12 - 18 credits)

October 15, 2017

January 5, 2018

April 14, 2018

LONDON: UAL London College of Communication (LCC) Fall Semester Integrated 2017 (12 - 15 credits)

June 1, 2017

September 22, 2017

December 9, 2017

Spring Semester Integrated 2018 (12 - 15 credits)

October 15, 2017

January 5, 2018

March 17, 2018

LONDON: UAL London College of Fashion (LCF) Fall Semester Study Abroad 2017 (12 - 16 credits)

June 1, 2017

August 25, 2017

December 2, 2017

Spring Semester Study Abroad 2018 (12 - 16 credits)

October 15, 2017

January 5, 2018

April 14, 2018

LONDON: UAL Chelsea College of Arts (Chelsea) Fall Semester Integrated 2017 (12 - 15 credits)

June 1, 2017

September 22, 2017

December 9, 2017

Fall Semester Study Abroad 2017 (12 - 16 credits)

June 1, 2017

September 1, 2017

December 9, 2017

Spring Semester Integrated 2018 (12 - 15 credits)

October 15, 2017

January 5, 2018

March 17, 2018

Spring Semester Study Abroad 2018 (12 - 16 credits)

October 15, 2017

January 5, 2018

April 14, 2018

LONDON: UAL Camberwell College of Arts (Camberwell) Fall Semester Integrated 2017 (12 - 15 credits)

June 1, 2017

September 22, 2017

December 9, 2017

Spring Semester Integrated 2018 (12 - 15 credits)

October 15, 2017

January 5, 2018

March 17, 2018

LONDON: UAL Wimbledon College of Arts (WCA) Fall Semester Integrated 2017 (12 - 15 credits)

June 1, 2017

September 22, 2017

December 9, 2017

Spring Semester Integrated 2018 (12 - 15 credits)

October 15, 2017

January 5, 2018

March 17, 2018

GRADUATE & PROFESSIONALENGLAND LONDON: University of Westminster Fall Postgraduate Semester 2017 (15 credits)

May 1, 2017

September 15, 2017

December 16, 2017

Spring Postgraduate Semester 2018 (15 credits)

October 15, 2017

January 12, 2018

May 26, 2018

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PROGRAMOPTIONS

SAIPROGRAMS

Semester / Quarter / Academic Year

Summer

Weekly & Intersession

Part-time Internship

Master's Degree / Graduate / Career

Florence FUA

semester / quarter

3, 6, 12 Weeks

3, 6, 7 Weeks intersession

semester, quarter, summer

AISH

career programs professional, career programs

Rome JCU

semester

5, 11 Weeks

NABA Rome

semester

4, 6 Weeks

ITAL

semester, summer

graduate, master's degree

4, 8 Weeks

Milan

ITALY

UCSC

semester

4, 6 Weeks

NABA

semester

4, 6 Weeks

master's degree

DA

pre-master’s, master’s degree

Sorrento SA

semester

5, 10 Weeks

semester, summer

SIS

semester / year

4, 6, 8 Weeks

semester

5, 10 Weeks

summer

Siena

Sicily Syracuse Barcelona

SPAIN

UAB

semester

4, 6 Weeks 6 Weeks

UPF

semester

Elisava

semester

CETT

semester

4 Weeks

AUP

semester

3, 6 Weeks

PCA

semester

4 Weeks

PSB

semester

2 Weeks

graduate, master’s degree

Paris

FRANCE

PAA

4 Weeks

London Westminster

semester / year

3, 6 Weeks

semester

LSBU

semester / year

4, 6 Weeks

semester, summer

CSM

semester

3, 6 Weeks

LCC

semester

3, 6 Weeks

LCF

semester

5, 8 Weeks

Chelsea

semester

3, 6 Weeks

Camberwell

semester

WCA

semester

ENGLAND

graduate

3 Weeks

MULIT-CITY/COMBINATION

SCOPE, Dual City

ITALY

SPAIN

FRANCE

ENGLAND

FUA: Florence University of the Arts

UAB: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

AUP: American University of Paris

Westminster: University of Westminster

AISH: Apicius International School of Hospitality

UPF: Universitat Pompeu Fabra

PCA: Paris College of Art

LSBU: London South Bank University

JCU: John Cabot University

Elisava: Elisava Barcelona School

PSB: Paris School of Business

CSM: Central Saint Martins

NABA Rome: Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

PAA: Paris American Academy

LCC: London College of Communication

ITAL: Italiaidea Institute

CETT: Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy

of Design and Engineering

LCF: London College of Fashion

UCSC: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Chelsea: Chelsea College of Arts

NABA: Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Camberwell: Camberwell College of Arts

DA: Domus Academy

WCA: Wimbledon College of Arts

SA: Sant’Anna Institute SIS: Siena Italian Studies Syracuse: Syracuse Academy

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DISCIPLINES BY LOCATION & SCHOOL Florence Disciplines

FUA*

AISH*

Rome

Milan

JCU*

NABA

ITAL

UCSC

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• • •

NABA*

DA*

Sorrento

Siena

Sicily

SA

SIS

Syracuse

• •

Barcelona UAB

UPF

Elisava*

• •

• •

• • • • • •

Paris CETT

AUP

PCA

• • • • • •

Art History & Architecture Architecture Design & Built Environment Art History & Architecture Appreciation

Business & Economics Business & International Business Accounting & Finance Economics Entrepreneurship Marketing & Business Strategy Management

• •

• •

• • •

Communication Advertising Communication Journalism & Mass Communication Media Public Relations Publishing

• • • • • •

• • • •

• •

• • •

Computer Science & Programming

• • •

Business Information Systems

• •

Computer Science & Software Engineering Programming & Web Design

• •

Digital & Studio Arts 3D Design Animation & Video Game Design Drawing & Illustration

• •

• •

Film & Television Studies Film Making

Fine / Studio Art Graphic Design & Typography

• •

• •

• •

• • • • •

Multimedia Painting Photography Sculpture & Ceramics

• • •

• • •

Sound Arts & Design

• • • • • • • • • •

Engineering

Engineering (Chem. / Civil / Elec. / Mech.) Fashion Design & Merchandising Accessory & Jewelry Design Fashion Business & Management Fashion Communication & Publishing Fashion Design

• • • •

• •

Fashion History & Theory Fashion Marketing Fashion Merchandising

• •

• •

Fashion Styling & Trends Textile & Pattern Design

• • •

• •

• • •

• •

• • • • • • •

Health Studies Food & Nutrition Science

Global & Public Health Health Science Sports Science

• •

• •

Hospitality, Tourism & Gastronomy Hospitality & Tourism Management Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management Culinary Arts & Wine Studies

• • •

• • •

• • •

Interior & Product Design Furniture & Product Design Interior & Spatial Design

• •

Packaging Design Retail Design Sustainable Design

• • •

• •

• • • •

• •

P


London

PSB

PAA

Westminster*

LSBU

CSM

LCC

LCF

Florence Chelsea Camberwell

WCA

Disciplines continued

FUA*

AISH*

Rome JCU*

NABA

Milan ITAL

UCSC

NABA*

Literature & Creative Writing

• •

• •

• •

Creative Writing Comparative & World Literature

• •

English Language & Literature

• • • • • •

• • • • • •

• • • • • •

Travel Writing

• • • •

Mathematics Algebra Calculus Finite Mathematics

Statistics & Probability

• • • •

Modern Languages & Cultures

• • • • •

• • •

French Italian

• • • •

Spanish Language Teaching

• • •

Linguistics Cultural Studies

Natural Sciences

• • •

• • •

Agriculture

• • • • • •

• • • • •

• • • • • • •

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Earth & Environmental Science

• •

• •

Anthropology

• • • •

Archaeology

• •

Geography

History

Criminology & Criminal Justice Gender Studies

Sociology

• • • • •

• • • •

• •

• • •

• •

• • •

• • • • • • •

• •

Acting

Costume Design & Interpretation Dance

Directing Technical Theater

• •

• • • •

• •

Theater & Performing Arts

Music

• • • • • •

Law Political Science & International Relations

Social Sciences

Psychology

• • • •

Molecular & Applied Bioscience Physics

• • •

• •

Forensics / Applied Science

Philosophy & Religious Studies

• • •

Biomedical Science Chemistry

• •

Biology

• •

Writing & Performance Studies

ITALY FUA* = Florence University of the Arts AISH = Apicius International School of Hospitality JCU = John Cabot University NABA Rome = Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti ITAL = Italiaidea Institute UCSC = Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore NABA = Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti DA* = Domus Academy SA = Sant’Anna Institute SIS = Siena Italian Studies SICILY = Syracuse Academy

SPAIN UAB = Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UPF = Universitat Pompeu Fabra Elisava* = Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering CETT = CETT Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy


n DA*

Sorrento

Siena

Sicily

SA

SIS

Syracuse

Barcelona

• •

UAB

UPF

Elisava*

Paris CETT

AUP

PCA

• • • •

• •

• • •

• • •

• •

• • •

• • • • • •

• • • •

• •

• •

• • •

LCF

Chelsea Camberwell

WCA

• • •

• •

• • •

FRANCE AUP = American University of Paris PCA = Paris College of Art PSB = Paris School of Business PAA = Paris American Academy

LCC

CSM

LSBU

• •

• •

Westminster*

• •

• • •

PAA

• • • • •

London

PSB

ENGLAND Westminster* = University of Westminster LSBU = London South Bank University CSM = Central Saint Martins LCC = London College of Communication LCF = London College of Fashion Chelsea = Chelsea College of Arts Camberwell = Camberwell College of Arts WCA = Wimbledon College of Arts

*includes Master’s, Postgraduate, or Career Coursework

• •


In 2017 SAI celebrates 22 years of service. We have come a long way from the handful of students our first semester; SAI now works with 25 partner schools in 9 European cities, and has helped over 20,000 students achieve their dream of studying abroad. At SAI we believe strongly in the power of international education, and are proud to be contributing to generations of globally-minded individuals. In our 22nd year we celebrate the efforts of the people and partner schools that have helped us get here, and are proud of the impact that study abroad has had, and will continue to have, on our alumni and staff.


“Cinque Terre was the first adventure I went on after arriving in Florence. It was so beautiful, and I had a blast. It showed me a glimpse of what was going to be in store for the semester ahead.” ~ Parker Humphrey, Fall 2016

“A 1957 (Fiat) Nuova 500 gently coasts past pedestrians “I got to see the Eiffel Tower

upon entering Piazza della

almost on a daily basis, but it never

Rotonda, the front porch of the

got old - timeless & beautiful.”

ancient Roman Pantheon.”

Naz Bokhari, Summer 2016

~ Jackson Dreyer, Summer 2016


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