SAI students in UVic’s summer program choose between two unique course options for an immersive two week experience. Courses are available in Marketing and Business 4.0, and Mediterranean Ecosystems Biodiversity, Threats and Conservation Actions, each awarding 3 US credits. The courses include an array of site visits, for a deep dive into the subject matter.
Closes: March 25, 2023
Apps accepted on a rolling basis, and after deadline as space permits
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
EU privacy consent form
June 28, 2023 – July 15, 2023
Academic Year: Sophomore or above (at least 2 completed semesters).
* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements
Cumulative GPA:* 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit TOEFL: 65+ or equivalent.
Courses & Schedule
SAI students select between the two course options:
Students select their course on their initial program application.
|March 25 2023
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
|Within 1 week of acceptance
||SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
|March 15 2023
||SAI Scholarship Application Deadline
Students wishing to apply for a SAI scholarship must have all application items submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on this date.
|March 30 2023
||50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the deposit payment date.
|April 29 2023
||SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until financial aid disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
|April 29 2023
||Balance of Total Program Fee Due|
|June 28 2023
||Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into El Prat Barcelona (BCN) airport. SAI airport pickup is provided between 10:00am and 3:00pm, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
Mandatory SAI orientation is held at the SAI Barcelona office and introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
UVic orientation provides details on academic policies, and allows students to meet one another and their professors.
|July 3 2023
|July 14 2023
||Final Exams End|
|July 15 2023
||Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.
|SAI Program Fees*||USD|
Refundable at the end of the term.
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI 360° Services (see What’s Included).
|Optional / Additional Fees:|
|Optional Homestay Housing Supplement – Shared
Family homestay in a bedroom shared with another student, breakfast & dinner included.
|Optional Homestay Housing Supplement – Private
Family homestay in a private bedroom, breakfast & dinner included.
|International Mailing Supplement
When applicable, students are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
*prices are subject to change
Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details
|Budget||Low Est.||High Est.|
|Airfare to/from Barcelona
|Books, Supplies & Course Fees||$50 / course||$200 / course|
Includes groceries and eating out.
|$700 / month||$1,000 / month|
|Personal Expenses||$300 / month||$350 / month|
|Transportation within Barcelona
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
|$100 / month||$150 / month|
Cost varies greatly by student.
|$300 / month||$1,000 / month|
This is a SAI 360° Services Program; it includes our full services!
Pre-departure and Re-entry services
SAI offers all students the Viva Experience: frequent cultural activities, at no extra cost, for participants to get to know their community, city and country. Following is a sample of the activities included in this program. Please note that actual activities may differ.
Welcome Lunch & Walking Tour
Students are welcomed to their new city over a traditional 3 course Spanish lunch to mingle and get to know each other. Following lunch, students take a walking tour to visit several of Barcelona’s most famous Modernism buildings.
Sitges Beach Day
Students visit the town of Sitges, which is a paradise of sun, sea and mild temperatures year-round, and a venue for international film and music festivals. Beautiful views and long beaches make Sitges a wonderful day trip.
Discovering Barcelona: Born walking tour and Picasso Museum
Students enjoy a walk through the old Born neighborhood, going back to the old Medieval times in Barcelona, and discover one of the jewels of the city: Santa Maria del Mar church, in pure 14th century Catalan Gothic style. The group finishes the tour at the famous Picasso Museum.
Spanish Cooking Lesson
Students take a cooking lesson designed to teach typical Spanish (mostly Catalan) dishes that are easy to make again independently. Dishes are prepared according to the season and include appetizer, main course and dessert.
Standard Housing: Student apartment or residence
Students will be housed in a student apartment or residence, depending on availability. Housing is convenient and well equipped, with shared or private occupancy bedrooms. Typical apartments house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas, while residences are private rooms with private bathrooms and a kitchenette. Residence housing includes weekly breakfast. All housing is equipped with wireless Internet. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.
Optional Housing: Family homestay (additional fee applies)
SAI homestay families are thoroughly screened and are accustomed to welcoming visiting students into their homes. Homestays provide a shared (with another study abroad student) or private bedroom in the family home with basic furnishings. Daily breakfast and dinner are included, as is weekly laundry. Mostly Spanish is spoken in the home, granting students an excellent opportunity to practice their language skills. Please note that some homestays may be outside of the city center.
Passports should be valid for 4 months after planned departure from Spain.
In accordance with Spanish law U.S. students studying in Spain for 90 days or less are not required to obtain a student visa. Therefore all U.S. students do not require a student visa for this program. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for information on student visa requirements.