SAI Fall 2020 Program Options
June 10, 2020

At SAI, we are deeply committed to international education. That’s why we are doing everything we can to help you have an international experience this Fall 2020, despite the uncertainty resulting from the global COVID-19 outbreak. Keep reading for a full update on all we are offering this Fall 2020 – we think you’ll find a perfect fit, no matter what you’re looking for!

Fall 2020 On-site Programs

For the safety and security of all our students and staff, we have chosen to offer a smaller, curated list of on-site programs this Fall. We will be offering the following:

  • Florence University of the Arts (Florence, Italy) Fall Semester 2020
    • Spend a semester diving into Florentine culture while earning up to 15 credits in a wide range of elective coursework.
    • Application closes: August 1, 2020
    • Program dates: September 29, 2020 – December 17, 2020
    • Program fee: $13,500
  • John Cabot University (Rome, Italy) Fall Semester 2020
    • Immerse yourself in the Eternal City while studying at a US accredited University in the heart of Rome. You can enroll in up to 18 credits of coursework from a wide range of elective coursework.
    • Application closes: July 15, 2020
    • Program dates: September 18, 2020 – December 15, 2020
    • Program fee: $17,200

We have made some important changes related to on-site Fall 2020 programs:

  • We changed program dates so that US citizens no longer require a student visa to attend.
  • We updated our Cancellation & Withdrawal policy to allow students to withdraw up to 45 days prior to program start without penalty.
  • We updated our health and safety policies to ensure the utmost care during the COVID-19 reality. See COVID-19 updates.
  • We will be monitoring the global situation, and will provide updates regarding any programmatic changes, should they be required.

Virtual Fall 2020 Programs

If you are not able to travel this Fall, we have something for you as well! We are offering some virtual options, including academic coursework and internships, that will allow you to have an authentic international experience from home. This is a growing list of program options, so please check back!

  • SAI Virtual Internships: Barcelona Internships, Florence Internships, Rome Internships
    • Hone your professional skills through a virtual 8 week non-credit internship during your Fall term. You’ll experience your field of interest from an international lens, and have plenty of advising support from SAI.
    • Available fields: digital communication, education, computer programming, engineering, health care, & more!
    • Program fee: $1,250
  • Florence University of the Arts (Florence, Italy) Fall Virtual Semester 2020
    • Earn up to 12 credits by selecting from elective  courses offered in the Iconic Florence virtual program, which aims to help you experience Florence as a world-renowned symbol of culture in a significant and compelling way, from a distance.
    • Take courses in: Global Studies, Food & Wine Studies, Italian Language & Culture, and Health & Fitness.
    • Program fee: $5,200
  • Florence University of the Arts (Florence, Italy) Fall Virtual Short Program 2020
    • Looking to have an international experience without committing to an entire semester of virtual courses? The FUA Short Programs offer 3 week intensive courses; you can take just one, or pair a few back-to-back.
    • Take courses in: Global Studies, Food & Wine Studies, Italian Language & Culture, and Health & Fitness.
    • Program fee: $1,300
  • Sant’Anna Institute (Sorrento, Italy) Fall Virtual Internship 2020
    • Gain valuable professional skills through a 12 week virtual non-credit internship with an organization based in Sorrento. You’ll be supported by regular advising meetings and professional development workshops.
    • Available fields: business, communications, education, political science, Italian studies, interior design, & more!
    • Program fee: $1,690
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) Fall Semester Virtual 2020
    • Enroll in 1 or 2 virtual elective courses throughout the Fall semester to advance your skills in a particular field and gain insight into Barcelona’s local perspectives, practices and cultures. You’ll earn 3 or 6 US credits.
    • Available fields: coming soon
    • Program fee: $1,810 (3 credits) / $2,430 (6 credits)
  • Siena Italian Studies (Siena, Italy) Fall Semester Virtual 2020
    • In just 8 weeks of virtual coursework, earn 12 US credits, including 6 credits of Italian Language, while immersing yourself in Italian language and culture – from a distance.
    • Available fields: coming soon
    • Program fee: $7,800

Are you confused or need some help figuring out what’s best for you? We’re here for you! Reach out to the SAI Admissions team at or on LiveChat.

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1 responses to “SAI Fall 2020 Program Options”

  1. I thought all the programs were postponed to the 2021 year. I’m glad to know that many universities have renewed their work with exchange students.

    by Clarisse Norton on July 4, 2020 at 6:59 am

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