This page includes all updates related to SAI’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). For all SAI Alerts, and SAI health & safety resources, please see Alerts.
The SAI Health and Safety Committee is continuously monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Europe and worldwide, and we are keeping all current students, parents, and home schools up-to-date on decisions and recommendations via email. We are weighing each decision we make very carefully, and keeping in mind our student safety, as well as the large efforts, both financial and otherwise, it takes for students to study abroad.
For in-depth information about COVID-19, we suggest the following resources:
We have extended application deadlines for SAI Fall 2020 programs, and have revised our Fall 2020 on-site programs cancellation policy so that students are not liable for program costs until 44 days before the program begins. Additionally, we have put in place new procedures for Fall 2020 on-site programs to ensure the utmost care regarding the health and safety of our students (see below). Finally, we have made the decision to cancel some on-site Fall 2020 programs; we will be offering on-site semester programs in Florence (FUA), and Rome (JCU). We will be offering various virtual options for interested students. See Fall 2020 Program Options.
We are reopening a majority of our program sites for Spring 2021, with a careful eye on the safety and security of our students. We will continue to closely monitor the evolving health situation, and provide updates, as necessary. We have revised our cancellation policy, as well as revised deadlines, to allow for maximum flexibility (see SAI Spring 2021 Program Policies). Additionally, we have put in place new procedures for Spring 2021 on-site programs to ensure the utmost care regarding the health and safety of our students (see below). Please contact SAI Admissions for specific questions or concerns.
We expect all Summer 2021 programs to proceed on-site as normal. We will continue to closely monitor the evolving health situation, and will make adjustments as necessary. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.
The advent of the novel coronavirus has caused international education organizations worldwide to adjust their programs and to revise their crisis management procedures. Accordingly, SAI has committed to a series of robust measures to maximize student well-being during the upcoming academic year. Please select your term below for details.