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NABA’s 6 week summer program offers students a synthesis of NABA expertise in the Design, Fashion, and Visual & Digital Arts fields 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. Students pursuing the NABA 6 week summer session enroll in three back-to-back 2 week courses, each worth 3 credits.
Application: now open
Closes: April 9 2022
Apps accepted on a rolling basis, and after closing as space permits
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
Italian privacy consent form
June 23, 2022 – August 6, 2022
Academic Year: Freshman (1st year) or above
Cumulative GPA:* 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements
Objectives: At the conclusion of the course, participants will have acquired the necessary tools in order to be self-sufficient in audio production and will have started developing a personal musical project and will be involved in the activities of NABA WEB RADIO.
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), section 2 (course held during the middle two weeks of the program), and section 3 (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.
|April 9 2022
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 25 2022
||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 24 2022
||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 24 2022
||Balance of Total Program Fee Due|
|June 23 2022
||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.
Mandatory SAI orientation introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
|June 28 2022
||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 28 2022
||Classes Begin: Section 1|
|July 8 2022
||Classes End: Section 1|
|July 11 2022
||Classes Begin: Section 2|
|July 22 2022
||Classes End: Section 2|
|July 25 2022
||Classes Begin: Section 3|
|August 5 2022
||Classes End: Section 3|
|August 6 2022
||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 Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
|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 Milan
|Books, Supplies & Course Fees
||$50 / course||$200 / course|
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|
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.
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.
Enoteca Ronchi has been the “wine lounge” in Milan since 1865 and is synonymous with fine wine. Students enjoy an evening of wine tasting in this historic setting.
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 should be valid for 3 months after planned departure from Italy.
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
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.