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The Value of Partnerships: Affiliate Perspectives

In June 2021, SAI invited Dr. Kelly Newlon, Director of Global Learning at Washington State University (WSU) to join a panel of affiliates during our Avanti virtual series. In this blog post, we asked Dr. Newlon to provide additional insight on the value of partnerships with both international partners and campus academic departments: What SAI programs are popular with WSU students? What about SAI appeals to your students?

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Upcoming SAI Info Sessions and Webinars

Art, Faculty-Led Programs, Field Learning and More

We are hosting a series of virtual info sessions with faculty colleagues from SAI’s programs in Italy, as well as partners from U.S. affiliate institutions. Dates, times and registration links are below. We hope you can join us! Faculty-Led Programs: Designing for Your Discipline: Wednesday, October 13 at 9am PST/12pm EST – SAI provides custom and faculty-led program support for a wide variety of academic disciplines.

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Discover SAI: Upcoming Info Sessions

Ready to get started planning your study abroad experience? Join us for our upcoming series of “Intro to SAI” info sessions to learn more about our programs.  Explore academics, student support services, cultural activities, housing, and more.  SAI student alumni will share their experiences and discuss student life abroad. The sessions will include time for Q&A, so you can have your questions answered by SAI staff.

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Four Reasons to Connect with an SAI Ambassador

Researching and planning your study abroad program can be a daunting task. You likely have many questions about what to expect- luckily, we have an active team of SAI ambassadors ready to assist! SAI ambassadors are a group of carefully selected students who have recently completed an SAI program. These program alumni are an excellent resource for you- here are four ways you can benefit from engaging with our ambassador team:  1.

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GoAbroad 2020 Innovation Awards Finalists

Each year, the meaningful international travel resource GoAbroad presents awards recognizing innovation and creativity in international education. These awards showcase exceptional ideas and initiatives that are making a positive impact on the field of education abroad.

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Know Before you Go

Research your Host City & Country

Who is the current prime minister of Italy? What is traditional Spanish cuisine? What exactly does Brexit mean? If you are going abroad soon and don’t know the answers to these questions, you will want to do some research while you’re packing. Researching your destination helps you feel more comfortable in your surroundings. Demonstrating knowledge of your host culture also shows respect and interest- qualities that will serve you well when making new friends abroad.

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Tips for Advising on SAI programs

Sarah, SAI Programs

We recently caught up with SAI Senior University Relations Manager Sarah Langston.  Sarah shares some reasons to consider SAI Programs for your study abroad experience.   As a former study abroad advisor, I know that it can be challenging to help students differentiate between various programs.

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Get a Job in International Education

Sarah, SAI Staff

Did you love your study abroad experience? Want to continue spreading the word about education abroad while making a difference in the lives of students? Consider a career in the field of international education. It’s not always easy to break into, but here are a few ways you can get started: Network: Reach out to your study abroad advisor, program admissions counselor, and other international education professionals.

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About SAI

SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our 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.