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A Weekend in Venice with SAI (Elena, Milan, Spring 15)

After getting to know the nine others within my SAI group, we finally made it on a trip together sponsored by SAI. We went to Venice the weekend of March 13-15. As always the trip ..read more

Posted: April 20th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Meet our Summer 2015 Blogger (Dominique, Florence)

Dominique was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Summer 2015 term. She is a current student at Washington State University studying at Florence University of the Arts (FUA) in Florence, Italy during the Summer 2015 term.

My ..read more

Posted: April 20th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Tips For Traveling While Abroad (Morgan, SAI Ambassador)

Morgan spent her Spring 2014 term in Sorrento, Italy. Upon her return home, she became an SAI Ambassador at her home school, the University of South Carolina. Below she gives us some helpful traveling tips.

So you’ve arrived ..read more

Posted: April 20th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Abroad101 Top Ten 2014

SAI Programs is pleased to be recognized as Abroad101.com’s “Top Providers” for 2014.

Since 1995, we have been dedicated to providing students with an exceptional cultural and educational experience abroad. We love what we do and are truly honored ..read more

Posted: April 7th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Eating Like An Italian King (Nicholas, Spring 2015, Rome)

I was one of the few to be lucky enough to attend not just one, but two Italian cooking classes with Chef Andrea. There, we were taught how to make amazing four course meals with ..read more

Posted: April 6th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Da Vinci in Milano (Charles, Spring 2015, Florence)

What a trip it has been so far! Half way through and I have been to around fifteen Italian cities in seven different regions. Among those cities I have visited my favorites (in no particular ..read more

Posted: April 6th, 2015  |  Comments: 2

Fish, Fish and More Fish (Bailey, Spring 15, Barcelona)

SAI Excursion-Spanish Cooking Lesson

So we have been on so many excursions through SAI where we have traveled to other cities, but for this blog post, I’d like to include an activity we’ve taken part in ..read more

Posted: April 3rd, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Reverse Culture Shock (Olivia, SAI Ambassador)

Olivia studied in Rome through SAI Programs during the Spring 2014 semester. Upon her return home, she was accepted as an SAI Ambassador on her home campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. Below she talks ..read more

Posted: March 31st, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Bridging the Cultural Gap in Sorrento (Brooke, Spring 2015, Sorrento)

There is such a thing as Italian time. I don’t know if it’s common knowledge, but the Italians’ timeframe and daily routine is completely different from that of Americans. This took a lot of ..read more

Posted: March 31st, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Becoming An Acquainted Tourist (Nicholas, Spring 15, Rome)

Nicholas was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. Below he talked about his top 10 favorite spots in Rome.

Passeggiata del Gianicolo: Right before you reach the Vatican from Trastevere, you walk along ..read more

Posted: March 30th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Cross-Culture Quality (Sarah, Spring 15, Florence)

When you go to another country it is expected that there will be differences in culture. I had an idea of what I thought Italy was like. I have to say it was not ..read more

Posted: March 30th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Domus Academy Scholarship Competitions: Fall Intake 2015

The scholarship competitions for the Fall Intake 2015 Master’s programs at Domus Academy have been announced!

The details of each competition can be found here: Domus Scholarship Competitions

Any questions about the requirements can be directed to ..read more

Posted: March 20th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Living in Mistranslation and I Couldn’t be Happier (Charles, Spring 15, Florence)

My first month in Italy has come to a close and it has been quite the experience so far. As a history major, Florence is the place of my dreams. Every building has historical significance ..read more

Posted: March 19th, 2015  |  Comments: 2

Spring 2015 Photo Contest

Before your time in your new home winds down, SAI wants to give you the opportunity to look back on all the amazing photos you have taken. Wait…it gets better. You will be entered ..read more

Posted: March 15th, 2015  |  Comments: 2

Trial & Error (Andrea, Spring 15, Florence)

When you’re going to study abroad for your first time, what to pack and what to leave at home is the million dollar question. Everyone seemed to be telling me to pack light, and then ..read more

Posted: March 11th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

You Can’t Go Wrong With the Campo! (Sabina, Spring 15, Siena)

Siena is a wonderful town full of places both on and off the main center. The longer I’m here the more I discover, especially as more stores open after their winter holiday. Here’s a list ..read more

Posted: March 6th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Discover the World Around You (Jasmyn, Spring 15, Rome)

The couple days before I left for Rome I frantically started asking friends who had studied abroad what to expect. My dear friend Lexi gave me two tips of advice that have been extremely helpful. ..read more

Posted: March 6th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Americans Vs. Italians (Andrew, Spring 15, Rome)

As I near the end of my second month in Rome, it’s interesting to step back and examine the differences between American and Italian culture. The first difference I have noticed is the varied approaches ..read more

Posted: March 3rd, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Turning My Homesick Feeling into a Home Away From Home (Elena, Spring 15, Milan)

Coming to Milan, I had no idea how I was going to pack my life into 2 suitcases for almost 5 months. But after getting settled in here, there were a few things that I ..read more

Posted: March 3rd, 2015  |  Comments: 0

My Top 10 Places in Barcelona (Bailey, Spring 2015)

Has it been a month here already?! I can’t believe how fast the time is flying by! There are so many things I love about this city. There are a few specific places that have ..read more

Posted: February 25th, 2015  |  Comments: 2

But Wait! I’m Only Twenty! (Mikaila, Sorrento, Spring 15)

It’s really hard to interpret what my first impressions of this place truly are, because I still feel blinded by love and infatuation. My first few memories are the most clouded of all. The plane ..read more

Posted: February 23rd, 2015  |  Comments: 1

My First Week In a Whole New World (Sarah, Spring 15)

Upon Arriving in the city of Florence, it surpassed my expectation. I was not expecting the city to be filled with so much history, and beautiful architecture. I truly feel like I am getting ..read more

Posted: February 23rd, 2015  |  Comments: 0

First Week in Florence (Charles, Spring 2015)

Only one week in Florence and it has been quite an experience already! At first I was overwhelmed by the size of the city but, I am getting better at knowing how to get places. ..read more

Posted: February 18th, 2015  |  Comments: 1

Adrenaline vs. Jet lag (Andrea, Spring 2015, Florence)

The first impressions of being in Italy are still hitting me-I’m in awe of this beautiful city, but more in awe of the Italian culture. I have this insane amount of adrenaline wanting to see and ..read more

Posted: February 17th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Rome From a Redeye Perspective (Nicholas, Spring 2015)

Arriving in Rome was an experience like no other. This is the first time that I have been to Europe, so everything from the new language to different food was a shock. I flew in ..read more

Posted: February 17th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

A Room With a View (Sabina, Spring 2015, Siena)

Getting on the plane to Italy I wasn’t struck with the weight of the situation. For weeks before I had been worried and excited. Worried that I would hate my host family and that being ..read more

Posted: February 13th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

SAI’s 20th Anniversary (a message from the SAI President)

In 2015 we are excited to be celebrating the twentieth anniversary of SAI study abroad programs. We have come a long way from the handful of students our first semester; SAI now works with 18 partner ..read more

Posted: February 9th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Rome Was Not Built In a Day (Jasmyn, Spring 2015)

As I quickly walk to my second day of classes at John Cabot I walked past one of many souvenir shops and I saw a shirt that said “Rome Was Not Built in a Day”. ..read more

Posted: February 5th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Arrival in Sorrento (Brooke, Spring 15)

My arrival and first moments in Italy were a bit bittersweet. I was extremely excited to be in Italy for the firs time, wanting to head to Sorrento, to meet the other people on ..read more

Posted: February 5th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Roma – A New Life (Kenneth, Spring 15)

Ciao (Hello)!!

I am here…in my apartment…in Rome…in Italy…in Europe. Honestly, I haven’t even really been able to comprehend that statement yet. Even though I walk out onto cobblestone streets each morning and trek through the ..read more

Posted: February 5th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Top 10 Travel Tips – By Caroline Bronston, SAI Ambassador

Caroline Broston is an  SAI Ambassador who studied at Florence University of the Arts (FUA) during Spring 2014. She now promotes SAI and studying abroad at her home university, Muhlenberg College.

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#10 LAUNDRY IN FLORENCE One of the many ..read more

Posted: February 4th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Arrival in Florence (Tameka, Spring 2015)

When I arrived in Florence the first thing I noticed were the unique buildings and architecture. Everything was so beautiful! The people were very friendly and helpful. My arrival was quite interesting, after leaving ..read more

Posted: February 3rd, 2015  |  Comments: 0

One Week and Feeling like Home (Bailey, Spring 15, London)

Having been to New York City quite a few times in my life, that’s the kind of feel I was expecting from London. Big cities. Financially sound (and expensive for that matter.) Very cultural. But ..read more

Posted: February 2nd, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Meet our Spring 2015 Blogger: Tameka (Florence)

Tameka was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. She is a current student at Western Michigan University studying at Florence University of the Arts (FUA) in Florence, Italy during the Spring 2015 ..read more

Posted: January 26th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

In Love with Milano (Elena, Spring 2015)

Ciao from Milan! I left from the states on Saturday, January 10 and arrived early morning in Milano on Sunday, January 11. I flew from Kansas City to Chicago then Chicago to New York. As ..read more

Posted: January 21st, 2015  |  Comments: 3

NEWS: New Programs in Milan and Paris

SAI is delighted to announce two new academic partnerships!

These latest additions to our portfolio of study abroad programs are offered in collaboration with:

Parsons Paris, The New School (Paris, France) Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy)

With the addition ..read more

Posted: January 21st, 2015  |  Comments: 0

London is My True Home (Holiday, Fall 2014)

When I initially came to the UK last May I had every intention of returning to the US to finish my degree at the end of the Fall term. However, over the last 8 months ..read more

Posted: January 20th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Surpassing Expectations in Florence (Rachel, Fall 2014)

It is hard to believe December has finally come and I will be leaving in just over a week. Finishing my study abroad semester is definitely a bittersweet feeling. Although I am sad to ..read more

Posted: January 20th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Bailey’s 1st Week in Barcelona (Spring 2015)

WOW. I have only been here a week now and I already have had so many new experiences. There is so much I have already done and I can’t wait to be here for another ..read more

Posted: January 16th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Why You Should Document Your Travels (Allison, SAI Ambassador)

Allison Harpole is an  SAI Ambassador who studied at Florence University of the Arts (FUA) during Summer 2013. She now promotes SAI and studying abroad at her home university, Belmont University.

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I love to talk about my travels ..read more

Posted: January 6th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

A New Appreciation for Italy (Karisa, Siena, Fall 2014)

I remember when I was first applying for Siena Italian Studies, I was asked what I was most afraid of concerning living in Italy. Without hesitation, I responded that I was most afraid of never ..read more

Posted: January 5th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Top 10 Lifestyle Changes To Get Used To When Living In Italy (Caleb, SAI Ambassador)

Caleb Crum is an  SAI Ambassador who studied at Florence University of the Arts (FUA) during the Spring 2014 semester. He now promotes SAI and studying abroad at his home university, Missouri State ..read more

Posted: January 5th, 2015  |  Comments: 0

Reflecting on the Semester (Brittany, Fall 14, Florence)

What a semester that I never imagined! How can you begin to put the study abroad experience into words? I have been wondering what I will say to my friends and family when they ask ..read more

Posted: December 21st, 2014  |  Comments: 1

Meet our Spring 2015 Blogger: Sarah (Florence)

Sarah was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. She is a current student at Western Michigan University studying at Florence University of the Arts (FUA) in Florence, Italy during the Spring ..read more

Posted: December 20th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Gaining Independence in Rome (Ellie, Fall 2014)

This experience has been the craziest, most independent times of my life. I’ve been so challenged, yet have grown so tremendously in my confidence and in my faith. It’s truly amazing to be taken away ..read more

Posted: December 18th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Oh Beautiful Firenze (Lisa, Fall 2014)

My time is coming to an end in Florence and I am thinking ahead to my travels around Europe. I am hard pressed to pick my ten favorite spots around Firenze, oh beautiful Firenze.

Gusto ..read more

Posted: December 18th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Budget Travel Advice (Olivia, SAI Ambassador)

Olivia spent her Spring 2012 term at John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome, Italy. Upon her return home, she became an SAI Ambassador at her home school, Suffolk University. Below she gives us some helpful tips for traveling ..read more

Posted: December 18th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

London Has Become My Home (Alexa, Fall 2014)

My time in London has unfortunately come to an end. I am sad to say goodbye to the place that has changed my life forever, but I am excited to see my family and friends ..read more

Posted: December 15th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

My Ten Favorite Spots in London (Alexa, Fall 2014)

After experiencing some of the most fabulous places in London, I found it very difficult to narrow down my ten favorite spots. My most cherished places in London include restaurants, music venues, museums, and many ..read more

Posted: December 15th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Rome Will Forever be a Part of Me (Amber, Fall 2014)

I am down to the final weeks of studying abroad in Rome, and I have mixed feelings. I am so excited to go back home and share my experiences with my family and friends, but ..read more

Posted: December 15th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Old Favorites & New Finds in London (Holiday, Fall 2014)

Since I have been to London countless times throughout my life to visit friends and family, picking just 10 favorites in this city is difficult. This list is a mix of old favorites and new ..read more

Posted: December 15th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Meet our Spring 2015 Blogger: Bailey (Barcelona)

Bailey was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. She is a current student at St. Cloud State University studying at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) in Barcelona, Spain during the Spring 2015 term.

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Posted: December 11th, 2014  |  Comments: 6

Thankful for Sorrento (Anna, Fall 2014)

 

Looking back on my semester in Sorrento, and having just celebrated Thanksgiving here with all of my awesome new friends (American and Italian), I feel the need to say that I am incredibly thankful for ..read more

Posted: December 11th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Arrivederci Firenze (Anne, Fall 2014)

Hello all! The end of the semester is coming to an end! I cannot believe how fast this semester has gone! I can’t believe Christmas is just around the corner! Walking around Florence seems even ..read more

Posted: December 8th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Anne’s Favorites in Florence (Fall 2014)

Buongiorno! Things have been great here in Florence and I learn new places to enjoy every day. However, there are a few places that I personally enjoy.

Probably my favorite thing to do in Florence is to ..read more

Posted: December 8th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Farewell London (Shawna, Fall 14)

Leaving London is definitely bittersweet, the time went by way too fast. I think for me coming and studying in London was one of the best decisions I could have made. I have learned so ..read more

Posted: December 8th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

See You Later Paris! (Sina, Fall 2014)

I honestly cannot believe that the semester is already coming to an end. Time flies by so quickly when you’re constantly emerged in a culture where you’re learning something new everyday. It still leaves me ..read more

Posted: December 8th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Anna’s Top Spots in Sorrento

This is a list of some of my favorite spots in Sorrento and near Sorrento on the peninsula.

Piazza della Vittoria - Since my first day in Sorrento this has been one of my favorite spots. This ..read more

Posted: December 4th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Karisa’s Must-Sees in Siena

Siena, a lesser-known Italian city among Americans, is the hidden gem of Italy. Siena does get a lot of foot traffic, but tourists are often stopping by on their way to a more popular city ..read more

Posted: December 2nd, 2014  |  Comments: 1

Meet our Spring 2015 Blogger: Mikaila (Sorrento)

Mikaila chose to be an SAI blogger for the Spring 2015 term. She is a current student at Belmont University studying at Sant’Anna Institute (SA) in Sorrento, Italy during the Spring 2015 term.

Tell us why you ..read more
Posted: December 2nd, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Helpful Italian Vocab for Study Abroad Students (Morgan, SAI Ambassador)

Morgan spent her Spring 2014 term in Sorrento, Italy. Upon her return home, she became an SAI Ambassador at her home school, the University of South Carolina. Below she gives us some helpful vocabulary to help you ..read more

Posted: November 26th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Meet our Spring 2015 Blogger: Andrew (Rome)

Andrew was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. He is a current student at the University of Alabama studying at John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome, Italy during the Spring 2015 ..read more

Posted: November 25th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Meet our Spring 2015 Blogger: Kenneth (Rome)

Kenneth was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. He is a current student at the University of Missouri studying at John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome, Italy during the ..read more

Posted: November 25th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Leveraging Your Study Abroad Experience (Kelsie Stanley)

Kelsie studied abroad with SAI Programs in  Florence (Spring 2012) and Sorrento (Summer 2013). Upon graduating from the University of South Carolina she began working with SAI as the University Relations Assistant. Below are some of her ..read more

Posted: November 25th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Meet our Spring 2015 Blogger: Charles (Florence)

Charles was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. He is a current student at the University of Missouri studying at Florence University of the Arts (FUA) in Florence, Italy during ..read more

Posted: November 19th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Meet our Spring 2015 Blogger: Bailey (London)

Bailey was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. She is a current student at University of South Carolina studying at London South Bank University (LSBU) in London during the Sprig 2015 term.

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Posted: November 19th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Unexpected Takeaways From Study Abroad

Chelsey Keenan is an SAI Ambassador who spent her Fall 2013 term in Florence studying at Florence University of the Arts (FUA).

When studying abroad, you expect to come back with a couple of lessons including, ..read more

Posted: November 14th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Meet our Spring 2015 Blogger: Elena (Milan)

Elena was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. She is a current student at University of Missouri studying at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) in Milan, Italy during the ..read more

Posted: November 13th, 2014  |  Comments: 1

Meet our Spring 2015 Blogger: Brooke (Sorrento)

Brooke was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. She is a current student at University of South Carolina studying at Sant’Anna Institute (SA) in Sorrento, Italy during the Sprig 2015 ..read more

Posted: November 13th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Meet our Spring 2015 Blogger: Jasmyn (Rome)

Jasmyn was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. She is a current student at St. Norbert College studying at John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome, Italy during the Sprig ..read more

Posted: November 13th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Meet our Spring 2015 Blogger: Andrea (Florence)

Andrea was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. She is a current student at Kansas State University studying at Florence University of the Arts (FUA) in Florence, Italy during ..read more

Posted: November 12th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Meet our Spring 2015 Blogger: Sabina (Siena)

Sabina was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. She is a current student at Muhlenberg College studying at Siena Italian Studies (SIS) in Siena, Italy during the Spring 2015 ..read more

Posted: November 12th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Meet our Spring 2015 Blogger: Nicholas (Rome)

Nicholas was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. He is a current student at Pace University studying at John cabot University (JCU) in Rome, Italy during the Sprig 2015 term.

Tell us ..read more

Posted: November 12th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Missing Mexican Food in London (Holiday, Fall 2014)

Although I grew up in California both of my parents are from London. Since I’m from an English family I haven’t really experienced ‘culture shock’ in the same way my peers have. If anything I ..read more

Posted: November 12th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

The Best of Rome (Ellie, Fall 2014)

Rome is full of bustling cafes, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and beautiful churches. I’ve been very thankful to have the resources of John Cabot University (my school) and SAI (the program with whom I’m studying) to show ..read more

Posted: November 12th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Reflections on Cultural Differences: Florence vs. North America (Fall 2014)

After having spent 3 weeks in Florence I left to participate in FUA Tuttotoscana program for a week in New York. I have not had much time to explore the city through all of ..read more

Posted: November 12th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Amber’s Favorite Spots in Rome (Fall 2014)

It’s amazing how time flies by when you’re having fun in Rome! I have to admit it has been stressful with midterms these past two weeks, but once the weekend comes, I am always looking ..read more

Posted: November 11th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Brittany’s Top 10 in Florence (Fall 2014)

As part time locals, we have developed our favorite places in Florence for all sorts of life activities. From good eats to great shopping, we know exactly where to go to satisfy a need or ..read more

Posted: November 9th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Best Things to do in London (Shawna, Fall 2014)

 After living in London for about two months, I have been able to discover many amazing sights to see.

An absolute favorite area of mine is a street called Brick Lane. It is located in an ..read more

Posted: November 8th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Rachel, Florence – Fall 2014 (Top 10)

After traveling around Italy, as well as several other countries, I can easily say I am happy with my choice to study in Florence. Florence is such an accessible city you can walk almost anywhere. ..read more

Posted: October 29th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Sina, Paris – Fall 2014 (Top 10)

As it is evident to most, Paris is a complete tourist magnet. It’s vital to experience all of the tourist spots, such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, and the Louvre, however, after spending over two ..read more

Posted: October 29th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Study Abroad Packing Tips (Chiara Cruciano, SAI Admissions Counselor)

Chiara Cruciano is an Admissions Couselor for SAI Programs. She has traveled extensively around the world (see below) and even spent 9 years living in Italy as a child. To say that she is ..read more

Posted: October 28th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Advice to New Study Abroad Students From SAI Staff

Chiara Cruciano, Admissions Counselor

In all my global travels, I have stuck to a few key goals that have proved useful: (1) Don’t make any judgements before you have been somewhere at least two full weeks. ..read more

Posted: October 27th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Top 10 Things To Do in Rome

Jessica Lagomarsino is the SAI Rome Assistant Program Coordinator.

Below are her top ten things to do in Rome.

Attend a Papal Mass Explore Trastevere Neighborhood Have a picnic at Villa Pamphili Go ..read more
Posted: October 26th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Social Media Tips

Nicole is a student at Saint Mary’s College of California. She was selected as the SAI Summer 2013 intern. Nicole completed her Spring 2012 term at John Cabot University in Rome and will attended Florence ..read more

Posted: October 24th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Studying Abroad (Fall 2013 Alum)

Maps work wonders – When in an unfamiliar city, it is always a good idea to have a map handy. I can’t tell you how much I underestimated maps before going abroad- I mean Google ..read more
Posted: October 24th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Karisa, Siena – Fall 2014 (Cultural Differences)

One of the first reactions from my friends and family when I told them that I was going to Italy was to be careful. They warned me that the culture is vastly different, some questioned ..read more

Posted: October 24th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Ellie, Rome – Fall 2014 (Cultural Differences)

I’m originally from Chicago, and grew up in the Mid-West all my life. I go to college in Texas, which I love, but it’s a different world all in its own. And now I’m in ..read more

Posted: October 18th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Alexa, London – Fall 2014 (Cultural Differences)

London has proved itself to be one of the most incredible cities in the world. I have had the best experience so far and I can’t wait to see what else is in store for ..read more

Posted: October 18th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Anna, Sorrento – Fall 2014 (Cultural Differences)

During my second week in Sorrento I came across an Italian saying that I soon realized was central to the way of life in southern Italy: “il dolce far niente”. A rough translation of this ..read more

Posted: October 15th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Shawna, London – Fall 2014 (Cultural Differences)

Since being in London, I have not experienced any culture shock so far. I was very surprised that it has not completely hit me that I am in a different country. I am originally from ..read more

Posted: October 15th, 2014  |  Comments: 2

Student Blogger: Rachel, Florence – Fall 2014 (Cultural Differences)

After being here in Florence for a month, I have depicted a few major cultural differences. The Italians are proud people who truly appreciate tradition, art, family, food, and wine. Food in Italy is an ..read more

Posted: October 15th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Amber, Rome – Fall 2014 (Cultural Differences)

Hard to believe I’ve been living in Rome for a month! It’s been an incredible experience already, and I cannot wait to see what the remaining of the semester has to offer! Being here has ..read more

Posted: October 14th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Brittany, Florence – Fall 2014 (Cultural Differences)

I feel as though I am at a cultural advantage over some of my American counterparts. Having been raised in a rather large Mexican family, many cultural stereotypes tend to overlap with those said about ..read more

Posted: October 13th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Anne, Florence – Fall 2014 (Cultural Differences)

Hello again! Living in Florence continues to be one of the greatest experiences that I will ever have! There is something new to love about it every single day! I have been able to do ..read more

Posted: October 9th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Sina, Paris – Fall 2014 (Cultural Differences)

I have now officially lived in Paris for one whole month! Throughout the time I’ve lived here thus far, I have gradually adapted to the Parisian lifestyle. For starters, the apartments and living spaces are ..read more

Posted: October 8th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Lisa, Florence – Fall 2014 (First Impressions)

My first impression of Italy when getting off the plane was ‘holy crap I am never driving here’! They all drive like maniacs.

First of all, on my trip, they lost my luggage. I thought ..read more

Posted: October 7th, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Holiday, London – Fall 2014 (First Impressions)

As I have been living in London since May my arrival was quite different than that of my housemates. I simply jumped on the tube with my suitcase and in under an hour I was ..read more

Posted: October 3rd, 2014  |  Comments: 0

Student Blogger: Karisa, Siena – Fall 2014 (First Impressions)

I had been extremely excited to leave for my study abroad trip since the day I received my acceptance. So excited, in fact, that I had forgotten to be nervous. The nervousness hit full throttle ..read more

Posted: October 3rd, 2014  |  Comments: 3

Student Blogger: Ellie, Rome – Fall 2014 (First Impressions)

After twelve hours of travel, a few hours of sleep in a not-so-comfortable airplane seat, and the same pair of clothes since the previous morning, I was beyond happy to finally be in Rome. ..read more

Posted: October 2nd, 2014  |  Comments: 0