Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Summer 4 weeks I 2021
6 credits

NABA’s 4 week summer programs offer students a synthesis of NABA expertise in the fields of Design, Fashion, Visual & Digital Arts, and Communication under the guidance of, and collaboration with, professionals in the field. Students are immersed in Italy’s thriving creative community through visits to museums, companies, production facilities, and design studios. SAI offers two 4 week summer sessions at NABA, each with different start dates and course options: Summer I and Summer II. In both 4 week sessions, students enroll in two back-to-back 2 week courses, each worth 3 credits.


Application: now open
Closes: April 11, 2021
Apps accepted on a rolling basis, and after closing as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
Italian privacy consent form

Highlights

  • Study in one of the greatest design capitals of the world at Europe’s largest private art academy
  • Take multiple levels of a subject within a single program.

Program Dates
June 25 2021 – July 24 2021


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Academic Year: Freshman (1st year) or above

Cumulative GPA:* 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements



Art & Design
Communication & Graphic Design
Design
Fashion Design
Media Design and New Technologies
Visual Arts

Art & Design

3.0 Credits
Art & Design | Course #: MD NB 267 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
Games are an interactive form of entertainment that connect people across different ages, genders, ethnicities, socio-economic groups, and skill levels. Through the games we play, we meet new people, improve our skillsets, and most importantly, we learn. This course focuses on a specific kind of gaming experience, board games, which requires more than one player, and thus encourages the development of social skills such as cooperation, negotiation, bluffing, and persuasion. Following lectures that explore the basic principles of board game design, prototyping, and playtesting, students will use these foundations to create an original game, either individually or in small groups. By the end of the course, students will be able to transform their ideas into manageable designs, and to develop quick prototypes to fully test the player experience they want to achieve.
Contact Hours: 45

Communication & Graphic Design

3.0 Credits
Digital Illustration | Course #: CG NB 250 | Section: 1 | Open
Throughout this course, students will learn how to create effective graphic vector images applicable in many different professional and design areas. Focusing on practice, through practicing with various tools, students will learn to create from simple graphs to basic shapes, icons, illustrations, and logos.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Digital Illustration | Course #: CG NB 350 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Some background in the field of graphic design. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
This course aims to introduce students to the field of motion graphics. By implementing photos, illustration, text and vector graphics, students will gather knowledge on how to set up a project, and on how to import creative content into software to develop simple animations. Alternating lectures to practice, students will learn eventually to create short videos or GIFs.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Film Documentary | Course #: CG NB 255 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
The documentary films industry is an audiovisual production that in recent years has experienced a boom of investments, distribution, and creativity. Even if the boundaries of this type of production are very blurred, the absence of fictionality, the possibility of generating narratives at reduced costs, and the linkage with reality, are its three, main powerful features. Rome, with its timeless history and the greatness of its civilizations, is the ideal place to explore the realm of documentary films. The course is structured into three parts: introduction to documentary films; pre-production of a personal or team project; production of a short film. The course is recommended for students wishing to explore audiovisual production, and to find a real and fruitful expressive possibility in the film documentary industry.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Film Documentary | Course #: CG NB 255 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
The documentary films industry is an audiovisual production that in recent years has experienced a boom of investments, distribution, and creativity. Even if the boundaries of this type of production are very blurred, the absence of fictionality, the possibility of generating narratives at reduced costs, and the linkage with reality, are its three, main powerful features. Rome, with its timeless history and the greatness of its civilizations, is the ideal place to explore the realm of documentary films. The course is structured into three parts: introduction to documentary films; pre-production of a personal or team project; production of a short film. The course is recommended for students wishing to explore audiovisual production, and to find a real and fruitful expressive possibility in the film documentary industry.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Urban Graphics & Design | Course #: CG NB 265 | Section: 1 | Open
Throughout this course, students will learn the basics of typography for design projects. Alternating lectures to practical workshops, students will learn the technical terminology needed to distinguish calligraphic and lettering issues, character and font clusters, and how to distinguish typefaces, letter features, weight and glyph characteristics in a typeset. Using vector graphics software, participants will also practice how to compose, to edit and to work with text, with the purpose of designing head titles or layouts, and body copy structuring, eventually mastering concepts such as readability and hierarchy of weights.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Urban Graphics & Design | Course #: CG NB 360 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Some background in the specific subject area. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
This course aims to introduce participants to the topic of branding, focusing especially within the context of local brands and landmarks, such as regions and cities. Empowered by their communication approach, a must for every entity is to work on the definition of their image and perception, both from a commercial and from an institutional point of view. The target of Field territorial branding is to build brand experiences for tourism or institutions, in order to increase the capacity to reach new audience, through a process of brand design and experience design: research, analysis of values, and defining a strategy. Relying on case-studies for inspiration, students will engage in workshops to learn how to emphasize features and how to build communication strategies suitable in many business contexts.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Visual Design | Course #: CG NB 267 | Section: 2 | Open
During this intensive course, students will gain knowledge of the different visual communication concepts and tools. Participants will be guided through a path marked by both lectures and practical workshops in order to learn digital skills and the methods of visual representation. At the end of the course each student will be able to find his own visual style and to develop his own personal project.

Contact Hours: 45

Design

3.0 Credits
Interior Design | Course #: DD NB 265 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
A full-immersion course that will provide students with an overview of the Italian design methodology. Students will be introduced to the analysis of the elements of space, and they will have the opportunity to focus specifically on interior design, and to dive into intensive project works. Students will use lifestyle, art and design research in Milan to develop an interior space plan.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Interior Design | Course #: DD NB 365 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
This course is intended for students with a background with some background and experience in the field of interior design. Students will have the chance to analyze contemporary interior spaces through observation based on individual research. They will develop a professional designer's attitude, searching for materials as a source of inspiration by exploring the city. The project-based work will be geared toward the creation of a model of interior layout, using only regenerated or discarded materials.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Interior Design | Course #: DD NB 451 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for final year university students or those with some initial work experience in the field willing to explore new opportunities combining strategy and creativity. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
The whole global retail culture is going through a process of radical evolution, pushed by the irresistible advancements of multichannel business and online shopping. Does retail still make sense today? How much should it change in order to survive? The course will enable participants to understand the role of both visual merchandising and experience design in retail stores, from the display of products to the design of the whole customer journey. Students will investigate the strategies to generate retail spaces that are consistent and coherent to the identity of a brand, aimed to turning the pleasure of shopping into a matter of customer loyalty. This course provides participants with higher level of awareness in the field of retail spaces and brand design, as well as for temporary events, online interfaces and social media tools.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Interior Design | Course #: DD NB 455 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is designed for final-year university students, and for those with some working experience in the field of interior design who wish to explore new opportunities by combining strategy and creativity. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
The course will enable participants to understand the combination of aesthetics, functionality, and of operational aspects necessary to design successful hotels. Students will dive into a deep analysis of contemporary hotel typologies, of the latest hotel design trends, and of the information regarding materials, furniture, and lighting.

The course offers a deep exploration of the extensive and complex field of Interior Design within the hospitality industry, and of the way it is changing and evolving.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Product Design | Course #: DD NB 280 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
Students will be introduced and exposed to the design process, in order to understand what lives behind the creation of a product. They will have the opportunity to dive into intensive project work geared towards creative thinking and exploring form and functionality. Students will work in small groups, in an open discussion environment, developing their creative process from the idea to the final presentation. The final project will be presented in a simulating, small exhibition, through a model and a short story in a digital format.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Product Design | Course #: DD NB 380 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
Students will develop a project, which consists of a coordinated product line created by using hand or digital drawing, as well as a product prototype. The project will be carried out in groups as a studio work, under the supervision of an established designer in an open-discussion setting. Specific workshops, that will focus on materials, on the history of design, and on the biography of an object, will expose students to multiple possible approaches.
Contact Hours: 45

Fashion Design

3.0 Credits
Accessories Design | Course #: FD NB 320 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
This course is focused on the discovery of the fundamentals of luxury accessories brand collections, specifically of Made-in-Italy shoes and bags. Students will acquire the basic skills needed to coordinate and to develop a new luxury accessories brand, and they will get acquainted with the technical methodology to make shoes and bags.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Costume Design | Course #: FD NB 326 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
Do you want to learn how to create fabulous costumes for the stage or screen? In this course, you will get an overview of the process of costume design for the performance industry, along with an understanding of the important role that costuming plays in character creation. During the first week, you will investigate the world of costumes by analyzing and discussing images, videos, and readings to discover how historical factors, character personalities, proportion, color, materials, and tailoring techniques play into the process. Your class will make several visits to tailors’ shops, theaters, and costume archives. During the second week, you will work with your fellow students to design a portfolio of costumes for a live performance or a film. Depending on available time and participants’ skills, your class might also create a costume prototype.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Design | Course #: FD NB 260 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
An inspiring discovery of the Italian Fashion pipeline with lectures by experienced professionals and guided visits to Milan's best fashion areas and showrooms. Students will be given an overview of the Italian Fashion System, and they will learn to produce fashion sketches, to carry out research to be used to develop a fashion collection.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Design | Course #: FD NB 260 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
An inspiring discovery of the Italian Fashion pipeline with lectures by experienced professionals and guided visits to Milan's best fashion areas and showrooms. Students will be given an overview of the Italian Fashion System, and they will learn to produce fashion sketches, to carry out research to be used to develop a fashion collection.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Design | Course #: FD NB 362 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
In this course students will create a capsule collection. Concepts, moods and themes will be conceived and developed to provide inspiration for clothing, color and shape. Students will experiment studio and workshop practice, and they will work on the development of a prototype with handcraft tailoring methods.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Marketing & Communication | Course #: FD NB 215 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students who have no background in fashion and who are attending or will attend their first year of university studies in art and design. Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
This course focuses on the fashion industry through a business and management perspective. It will provide students the necessary tools to understand the dynamic context of Italian and international fashion business. Students will be introduced to fundamentals such as fashion industry sourcing, supply chain, fashion buying cycle, vendor selection and fashion buying decision criteria, retail brand marketing in the fashion industry, internationalization of fashion retailing, international branding, and flagship stores.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Styling | Course #: FD NB 272 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.
Students will be given a specific technical training in the field of fashion styling to teach them to create a new image for a body and its clothes encompassing make-up techniques, hair shapes, location, light, photography. Students will experience the excitement of producing a photo shooting in a real work environment: live models, shooting location, and in a professional studio. Personal research and observation will be used to analyze contemporary advertising. Field tools used to promote fashion products for the targeted consumer audience.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Fashion Styling | Course #: FD NB 323 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.
Students will be given a specific technical training in the field of fashion styling to teach them to create a new image for a body and its clothes encompassing make-up techniques, hair shapes, location, light, photography. Students will experience the excitement of producing a photo shooting in a real work environment: live models, shooting location, and in a professional studio. Personal research and observation will be used to analyze contemporary advertising. Field tools used to promote fashion products for the targeted consumer audience.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Illustration | Course #: FD NB 262 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.
This course introduces students to the world of Fashion Illustration. Starting from anatomical figures and the process of stylization, participants will have the chance to create various styles of clothing, including the analysis of different textile materials. Throughout this course, students will learn the following subjects: the study of both female and male anatomy; the hand-drawing of several pieces of clothing as instructed by the lecturer (jacket, pants, skirt, blouse, t-shirt); the coloring techniques used for each piece of clothing (including the replica of the textile materials); and the introduction to technical drawing.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Illustration | Course #: FD NB 367 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.
This course aims to introduce students to the world of Fashion Illustration, starting from anatomical drawing and the different types of illustrations, to arrive to the study of both hand and digital illustration. During the course, participants will analyze different styles of fashion illustration, and they will be introduced to several coloring techniques (watercolor, ecoline and inks, pencils, chalks, digital colors). Students will be guided through the development of their own personal illustrative style, to end up with a fashion illustration portfolio by the end of the course. Minimum requirements: basic knowledge of hand illustration, and of graphic and illustration software Adobe.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Visual Merchandising | Course #: FD NB 357 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is designed for final-year university students and for those with some working experience in fashion design, who wish to explore new opportunities combining strategy and creativity.
The analysis of visual merchandising strategies for showrooms, concept stores, mono- brand stores, and department stores, will be the key elements of this course, along with the study and understanding of the tools used to create a strategic language for fashion brands. Students will develop a theoretical, analytical, and critical approach through guided tour visits to the most relevant concept stores in Milan.

At the end of the course they will be asked to develop an individual project.
Contact Hours: 45

Media Design and New Technologies

3.0 Credits
Game Design & Development | Course #: MD NB 268 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.
Learn how to create video games using Unity 3D, a free-to-use game development engine. You will have the opportunity to develop 3D gaming experiences with sophisticated storylines, interactions, aesthetics, and technical aspects. You will discover how to use the core features of the software while designing your very first game, starting with learning how to create a new project and manage your game assets. You will practice the elements of building a fully playable prototype in Unity: installation and setup, pathfinding, lighting and light mapping, artificial intelligence basics, camera animations, character animations, scripting, materials, skyboxes, particle effects, sound effects, and music.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Hand Illustration | Course #: MD NB 269 | Section: 1 | Open
Students will learn to create effective, powerful images and interesting illustrations applicable to different professional areas. Alternating lectures and practical workshops, the course will show different techniques, processes and approaches. This course is intended for students who have no background in illustration and for students who are attending or will attend their first year of university studies in art and design.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Interaction Design | Course #: MD NB 270 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.
Are you curious about the world of interaction design? During this course, you will have the chance to participate in the ideation, design, and implementation of an interactive project using the Touch Board, a device that turns touch into sounds and makes any surface interactive. You will explore the elements of an interactive project, including media, languages, goals, user behaviors, and technologies (hardware and software). You will practice using basic tools to create prototypes of interactive devices, and you will learn the fundamentals of the TouchBoard/ Arduino coding environment, language, and programming. As you learn by doing, you will build devices that influence, and that are influenced by the physical world.
Contact Hours: 45

Visual Arts

3.0 Credits
Curatorial Studies | Course #: VA NB 360 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
The work of the curator includes a plurality of skills with multiple approaches to understand present times, to interact with the past, and to produce new perspectives. Alongside theoretical knowledge, the course offers a well-structured path to develop curatorial projects, from the research and production of a concept, to its organization and display. During the course, students will work on a personal or group project that will be presented on NABA’s ground, with a period of time during which it will be open to the public, using a variety of possible formats, from video screenings to lectures, from exhibitions to online publications, and more. In addition to classroom lessons, the course will include visits to exhibitions and contemporary art spaces in Milan. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Curatorial Studies | Course #: VA NB 360 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: Course requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
The work of the curator includes a plurality of skills with multiple approaches to understand present times, to interact with the past, and to produce new perspectives. Alongside theoretical knowledge, the course offers a well-structured path to develop curatorial projects, from the research and production of a concept, to its organization and display. During the course, students will work on a personal or group project that will be presented on NABA’s ground, with a period of time during which it will be open to the public, using a variety of possible formats, from video screenings to lectures, from exhibitions to online publications, and more. In addition to classroom lessons, the course will include visits to exhibitions and contemporary art spaces in Milan. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Drawing | Course #: VA NB 270 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.
Do you want to learn how to create a realistic portrait, or build on your existing skills? In this course, you will practice drawing the human face, using photographs and live models. You will work through a variety of exercises to develop precise techniques and a personal style, with a special emphasis on form and color. Our faculty, who consists of professional artists, will guide you to cultivate your skills with observing proportions, rendering color and shadow, and making quick sketches that convey a range of emotions. You will have the chance to experiment with a wide variety of materials as you begin to create powerful images.
Contact Hours: 34
3.0 Credits
Painting | Course #: VA NB 251 | Section: 1 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.
This course aims to dive into different aspects of the realm of painting, by reflecting upon the methods used to represent subjects, and by experimenting with several techniques. Through the exploration of different styles such as watercolor, oil paint, tempera, and acrylic, and the use of the relevant materials (paper, wood, canvas), students will acquire the knowledge needed not solely to learn about the realm of painting, but also to develop their own unique style.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Painting | Course #: VA NB 351 | Section: 2 | Open
This course aims to deepen the preexisting knowledge of the realm of painting.

Throughout the analysis of the major elements of painting techniques, such as the study of surfaces, colors, and materials, students will develop and implement different methods of expressions, and reflect upon the unique value of each style, learning to critically analyze the affiliation between imagery and the message behind it.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Photography | Course #: VA NB 250 | Section: 2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is intended for students who have no background in photography, and for students who are attending or will attend their first year of university studies in art and design.
Throughout this intensive course, students who have an elementary knowledge of photography, will be introduced to specialized techniques and materials. Participants will learn the foundations of optics and light (aperture, shutter speed, exposure), photographic methods, and composition techniques. The course will also cover image processing in Photoshop and output techniques.

Contact Hours: 45

Courses & Registration
NABA summer courses run Monday – Friday between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Students participate in 1 course per two week section of the program. Students complete their course registration during the SAI application process by selecting their primary course choice for section 1 (course held during the first two weeks of the program) and section 2 (course held during the last two weeks of the program) as well as required alternate courses for each two week section. Course schedules are confirmed 3 weeks prior to the program start.


Pre-Departure Calendar
April 11 2021
Application Closes
Applications accepted after closing as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
March 27 2021
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 26 2021
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 26 2021
Balance of Total Program Fee Due

On-Site Calendar
June 25 2021
Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into the Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) or Milan Linate Airport (LIN). SAI airport pickup is provided between 10:00am and 3:00pm, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
Coming soon
SAI Orientation
Mandatory SAI orientation introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
June 29 2021
NABA Academic Orientation
NABA orientation includes academic policies and information, as well as opportunities for students to get to know each other and meet professors.
June 29 2021
Classes Begin: Section 1
July 9 2021
Classes End: Section 1
July 12 2021
Classes Begin: Section 2
July 23 2021
Classes End: Section 2
July 24 2021
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
Application Fee $120
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
$300
Program Fee
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI 360° Services (see What’s Included).
$6,650
Optional / Additional Fees:  
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
Coming Soon
International Mailing Supplement
When applicable, students are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
$90

*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 Milan
$900 $1,800
Books, Supplies & Course Fees
$50 / course $200 / course
Meals
Includes groceries and eating out.
$600 / month $1,000 / month
Personal Expenses $250 / month $350 / month
Transportation within Milan area
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
$100 / month $250 / month
Weekend Travel
Cost varies greatly by student.
$300 / month $1,000 / month

This is an SAI 360° Services Program; it includes our full services!

  • Program tuition and U.S. academic credit
  • Accommodation in carefully selected student housing
  • Airport pickup and transportation on arrival day
  • Welcome reception and events
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • SAI Viva Experience: frequent cultural activities and day trips
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Access to and assistance with international cell phone plans
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support
  • Farewell event with all students

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • US-based admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Assistance with financial aid processing
  • Need-based SAI scholarships
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

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 Event
SAI welcomes students to Milan with aperitivi at one of the hidden and local trendy spots in the Naviglio district.

Duomo Rooftop and Milan Walking Tour
Students admire the architecture of the spire-laden Duomo up close as they walk among the buttresses and statues and enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the rooftop. Following the tour, the group discovers the fashion district including the Galleria, Montenapoleone and La Scala.

Lake Como Day Trip
Students take a break from the bustling city of Milan and head to nearby Lake Como, which has been a popular retreat for the wealthy since Roman times. The group takes in the beautiful scenery on a boat ride backdropped by the snow-capped Alps, and then takes the funicular for a beautiful view of the lake and Bergamo Alps.

Farewell Event
Students celebrate the end of a successful term abroad and say their goodbyes over a delicious Italian meal.

Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (option to upgrade to private bedroom, if available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless Internet. Housing assignments are single gender; other housing configurations may be available under limited circumstances. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.

Passports
Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned departure from Italy.

Student Visas
In accordance with Italian law U.S. students studying in Italy 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.

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.