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:
On April 20, 2020, we made the difficult decision to cancel all on-site Summer 2020 programs. We are, however, offering virtual program options to students who would like the opportunity to have an international experience from home. Students who had completed an application to SAI Summer 2020 on-site programs have the option to defer their enrollment to a future SAI term, enroll in a virtual Summer 2020 program, or receive a refund.
We have extended all 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), Rome (JCU), and Sorrento (SA). We will be offering various virtual options for interested students. See Fall 2020 Program Options.
We expect all SAI Spring 2021 programs to proceed as normal. We will continue to monitor the evolving health situation, and will provide updates, as necessary. Please contact SAI Admissions for specific questions or concerns.
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.