Since 1995, SAI 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.
Located in the historic Sonoma Wine Country town of Sebastopol, California, the SAI offices were built in 2002, replacing what was originally a tired, old warehouse. Visitors are often surprised to see such modern design in Wine Country, but we strive to reflect the excellent design programs we offer our students abroad.
SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. The organization concentrates its programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts. SAI Programs are intentionally interdisciplinary, leading to a wider knowledge and global understanding. SAI works deliberately to accomplish its goals in a sustainable and responsible manner, with consideration to the environmental impact on global and local communities.
SAI’s Vision: Inspiring Creativity
SAI has provided focused learning experiences in Europe since 1995. As a leading international education organization, SAI accomplishes its mission by providing high quality academics as well as a comprehensive and personalized approach to services from the first contact with each constituent. Through extensive pre-departure advising and superior on-site services and programming, SAI aims to enhance cultural understanding for every participant. Each program focuses on the historical, cultural, contemporary and natural factors that make its location unique while offering the structure, services and advising for students to create self-designed programs of study that meet their needs and objectives. Intentional in its size and focus, SAI fosters strong and mutually beneficial relationships with students, both affiliated and participating schools in the US, and SAI academic partner institutions abroad. SAI ensures rewarding educational experiences through a combination of personalized services and high quality academics.
SAI Diversity Statement: welcome to the SAI community
SAI is dedicated to fostering a strong and supportive community for SAI students and staff. SAI recognizes that the student experience abroad is strengthened and enriched by each unique individual who chooses to embark on our programs, and we are committed to doing what we can to welcome students who reflect the diverse global community in which we operate. The SAI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is devoted to fostering a culture of inclusion among our students, and ensuring that individual students’ needs are understood and met at each phase along the study abroad path.
SAI’s Commitment to Privacy: GDPR Compliance
Below find information on SAI’s ethical practices, goals and objectives, and SAI’s professional associations.
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