Summer Combo
SCOPE B Syracuse & Milan 2018
8 weeks / 9 - 12 credits

SAI Summer Combination Programs & Experiences (SCOPE) allow students to enroll in back-to-back programs in two different SAI cities at a reduced cost. In 2018, SAI SCOPE B offers students the combination of Syracuse Academy and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC). Students begin on the coast in Sicily at Syracuse Academy in the 4 week Summer I term, enrolling in 3 - 6 credits of elective coursework. Students then travel independently to Milan for UCSC’s 4 week Summer II term, enrolling in two 3 credit elective courses.


Application Deadline
April 1, 2018
Apps accepted after deadline 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

  • Combine programs and save $2,000!
  • Study on the coast, and in a top city in one summer
  • Spend an unforgettable summer abroad

Program Dates
May 25, 2018 – July 21, 2018


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Academic Year: Sophomore (2nd year) or above.

Cumulative GPA:* 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

*contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements



Syracuse: Modern Language & Cultures
Syracuse: Natural Science
Syracuse: Social Science
UCSC: Business & Economics
UCSC: Literature, Theatre, Cinema, Music and Philosophy
UCSC: Media, Communication, Sociology and Psychology

Syracuse: Modern Language & Cultures

4.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: ITL 102 | Open
Syracuse Academy's Italian Language courses, which cover all levels from beginner to proficient, are focused on giving the students the appropriate communication skills by learning Italian in the most natural way, combining the communicative tools with a comprehensive study of Italian grammar and syntax.

The teaching is based on the communicative approach. Through the development of the four skills – speaking, writing, reading and listening – the course provides students with the tools necessary to use the language and interact in various situations in everyday life. This communicative based approach is complemented by the in-depth study of Italian grammar structures, important for the correct use of the Italian language. Lessons are held exclusively in Italian and combine lessons in the classroom with activities outside the classroom in real life situations

The materials used are carefully selected, based on the interests of the students and in line with the guidelines laid out by the Common European Framework.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: ITL 152 | Open
Syracuse Academy's Italian Language courses, which cover all levels from beginner to proficient, are focused on giving the students the appropriate communication skills by learning Italian in the most natural way, combining the communicative tools with a comprehensive study of Italian grammar and syntax.

The teaching is based on the communicative approach. Through the development of the four skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening) the course provides students with the tools necessary to use the language and interact in various situations in everyday life. This communicative based approach is complemented by the in-depth study of Italian grammar structures, important for the correct use of the Italian language. Lessons are held exclusively in Italian and combine lessons in the classroom with activities outside the classroom in real life situations

The materials used are carefully selected, based on the interests of the students and in line with the guidelines laid out by the Common European Framework.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: ITL 202 | Open
Syracuse Academy's Italian Language courses, which cover all levels from beginner to proficient, are focused on giving the students the appropriate communication skills by learning Italian in the most natural way, combining the communicative tools with a comprehensive study of Italian grammar and syntax.

The teaching is based on the communicative approach. Through the development of the four skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening) the course provides students with the tools necessary to use the language and interact in various situations in everyday life. This communicative based approach is complemented by the in-depth study of Italian grammar structures, important for the correct use of the Italian language. Lessons are held exclusively in Italian and combine lessons in the classroom with activities outside the classroom in real life situations

The materials used are carefully selected, based on the interests of the students and in line with the guidelines laid out by the Common European Framework.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: ITL 252 | Open
Syracuse Academy's Italian Language courses, which cover all levels from beginner to proficient, are focused on giving the students the appropriate communication skills by learning Italian in the most natural way, combining the communicative tools with a comprehensive study of Italian grammar and syntax.

The teaching is based on the communicative approach. Through the development of the four skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening) the course provides students with the tools necessary to use the language and interact in various situations in everyday life. This communicative based approach is complemented by the in-depth study of Italian grammar structures, important for the correct use of the Italian language. Lessons are held exclusively in Italian and combine lessons in the classroom with activities outside the classroom in real life situations

The materials used are carefully selected, based on the interests of the students and in line with the guidelines laid out by the Common European Framework.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: ITL 302 | Open
Syracuse Academy's Italian Language courses, which cover all levels from beginner to proficient, are focused on giving the students the appropriate communication skills by learning Italian in the most natural way, combining the communicative tools with a comprehensive study of Italian grammar and syntax.

The teaching is based on the communicative approach. Through the development of the four skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening) the course provides students with the tools necessary to use the language and interact in various situations in everyday life. This communicative based approach is complemented by the in-depth study of Italian grammar structures, important for the correct use of the Italian language. Lessons are held exclusively in Italian and combine lessons in the classroom with activities outside the classroom in real life situations

The materials used are carefully selected, based on the interests of the students and in line with the guidelines laid out by the Common European Framework.
Contact Hours: 60

Syracuse: Natural Science

3.0 Credits
Natural Science | Course #: ES 250 | Open
This course explores the many aspects of volcanism on Earth, from the formation of magma below or within the crust to its eruption at the surface, focusing on the volcanism of Mt. Etna, one of the most active volcanoes in the World and a perfect natural laboratory thanks to its peculiar characteristics. The different types of eruptive styles of volcanoes will be briefly described and explained within their geological and tectonic contexts, with several case studies. Specific attention will be devoted to the impact of volcanic eruptions on human activities and life, unveiling the close interplay between man and volcanoes around the world and throughout history. The classes will then be introduced to modern volcano monitoring techniques, with a particular focus on geo-chemical methods. A large part of the course will be entirely devoted to the volcanism of Sicily and in particular of Mt. Etna, describing its history, types of eruptions, products erupted and the long-term beneficial effects of its activity on human life.

Course includes the following site visits:
- Mt. Etna: Trip 1
- Catania
- Mt. Etna: Trip 2
Contact Hours: 45

Syracuse: Social Science

3.0 Credits
Social Science | Course #: CS 250 | Open
This course explores the archaeology and history of Sicily from mans first arrival on the island through to its conquest by the Byzantine emperor Justinian. Classes will deal in turn with each of the major cultures that developed in or imposed themselves on Sicily, and this course will thus provide an introduction to many of the most famous civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean such as the Mycenaeans, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals and Byzantines, while also covering the lesser-known indigenous cultures. The continuous focus on the island of Sicily will enable an appreciation to be made of the fundamental similarities and differences between these cultures, and the continuities and changes in methods of control and exploitation of the land and its resources that they each employed. Close reading of primary and secondary sources will be combined with archaeological site visits to provide a complete overview of the available evidence. This course will provide an excellent introduction to the history of the Mediterranean in general, and to the island of Sicily in particular: students taking this course will gain a great appreciation of the islands geography and formative history.

Course includes the following site visits:
- Pantalica
- Agrigento
- Piazza Armerina
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Social Science | Course #: HPS 250 | Open
This course studies different aspects of the mafia as a phenomenon: from the genesis and history of the mafia as a political reality, through the national and international security implications of the mafia and organized criminality, to the cultural impact of the mafia. Sicily is sadly the mother land of one of the oldest and most established organized crime groups. It is part of its historical, political and social development as well as of its economic structure. At the same time, the Sicilian mafia is efficiently involved in the global flows of illicit trafficking, notably drugs. For those who are interested in learning more about this local phenomenon and its global implications and in understanding its original roots, this course offers a great combination of lectures, discussions and learning experiences.

Course includes the following site visits:
- Belpasso
- Palermo
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Social Science | Course #: HPS 251 | Open
Throughout history, migration has fueled human progress, sparking innovation, spreading ideas and technology, relieving poverty, and laying the foundations for a global economy. But human mobility has also produced tensions, hardship and conflict.

This course will examine the academic field of migration studies, focusing on the modern history of migration in Italy and particularly the Mezzogiorno, which has once again come to be considered an advantageous destination, for permanent relocation or for transit. Taking the long view, migration is nothing new in Sicily. Due to its favorable location in the Mediterranean Sea, this island has always been a crossroads; civilizations have come and gone here for millennia.

And it is at the center of it all again, as migration has become an increasingly contested topic. In a world more interconnected than ever before, increasing numbers of people have the means and motivation to migrate. A percentage of these are refugees numbering in the millions and the crisis caused by the irregular arrival of forced migrants in Europe has stimulated dabates about nationalism and citizenship, regulation and enforcement, multiculturalism and integration, with moral implications and policy conundrums that concern societies the world over.

Situated on the ramparts of Fortress Europe and at ground zero for the Wests migrant reception crisis, Siracusa is exceptionally well-placed for the study of migration. The southeast corner of Sicily receives and processes a significant percentage of Italys migrant boat arrivals, and it now hosts the European Regional Task Force (EURTF), where the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (formerly Frontex) works with other EU agencies to enhance coordination of member states efforts to maintain surveillance and control over Europe’s external borders. This is where humanitarian endeavors confront organized crime and contend with efforts to ensure security. At this critical international threshold and geopolitical juncture, this course offers a multidisciplinary overview of the study of international migration, combining theoretical insights from academic scholarship with the analysis of immigration policy drawn from fieldwork and personal interactions as well as contemporary case studies.

In a variety of contexts, students will work and socialize with recent immigrants to Sicily, as well as established foreign-born members of the community. This approach is designed to provide students with a variety of perspectives, and with the opportunity to consider and discuss these timely issues and to critically analyze current theoretical and policy debates around immigration in the Mediterranean and beyond.
Contact Hours: 45

UCSC: Business & Economics

3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: IB/EC 320 | Open
Pre-requisite: Principles of economics
The aim of this course is to analyze the key factors that affect the competitive position of a nation by investigating the economic forces that drive trade integration and how globalization is changing the macroeconomic scenario. The course will give some answers on the most important questions related to the international economy. What drives the competitiveness of nations? Are emerging nations competing unfairly due to lower wages? Should we be scared of Chinese competitiveness? What is the role played by multinationals in the world economy? What explains the current stalemate in the world trading system? How trading rules can be modified to help poorer countries to grow faster? What are the causes of the European debt problem? What are the likely consequences? The course will provide answers to these and other questions by mixing economic theory with facts and case studies. A strong emphasis will be placed on the role of government and international institutions in regulating trade and financial flows and in setting the needed standards.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: IB/MG 350su | Open
This course deals with the concepts of social and eco and environmental entrepreneurship, which are receiving increasing attention from all over the globe with no exception in Italy. In this course, the Italian trend of establishing and scaling up entrepreneurial initiatives with social and environmental purposes is presented and analyzed through case studies, guest speakers and field visits to selected Italian best practices.
Contact Hours: 45

UCSC: Literature, Theatre, Cinema, Music and Philosophy

3.0 Credits
Literature | Course #: SO/LT 300 | Open
From its local origins in Sicily, the Mafia has become a global phenomenon and a widespread model of organized crime that threatens and corrupts the international economy, political systems and social environments. Yet film, television and literature have shown a continued fascination of the Mafia which has often been portrayed with romantic and even heroic connotations.
In this course we will explore the representations of the Mafia in Italy through literature, film, and television; in the 20th and 21st centuries. Combining the analyses of historians, sociologists, and intellectuals, along with the testimonies of victims, we will challenge the stereotypes through which cultural productions envision the Mafia, and more importantly, we will explore how the Mafia envisions the world, in particular what is its ethics, its relationships with law, politics, business and finance, its ideas of femininity and masculinity, its portrayals of children. Examining both the visions on and by the Mafia through cultural, socio-political, and historical perspectives, this course aims to deconstruct the mythological eye and instead form an analytical eye with which to investigate and better understand the Mafioso universe and power, and the cultural Italian identity as well.
Contact Hours: 45

UCSC: Media, Communication, Sociology and Psychology

3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: CM/MK 310 | Open
Sustainable food is one of the most important values in sustainable development which is, as a matter of fact, human unique path for development. But sustainable food is also a global opportunity of business and it offers a world of opportunities for promotion and communication to stakeholders.
By essays readings, case histories analysis, meetings with guest speakers and management tools creation in group projects, the course introduces green marketing and environmental communication with definitions, perspectives and best practices of eco-efficiency, sustainability and greenwashing in all the topics of total business communication, conventional and unconventional, comparing global and global strategies.
We will analyze the impact and cost of dietary models for people and the planet and global food companies communication about sustainability, its relationship with territories and values. The focus will be then on best practices about tradition, innovation and communication of sustainable food, exploring farms, food companies, the agro-food logistics and distribution chain, the restaurant and catering industry, research centres. As Italy has always represented tradition, creativity and innovation in the business of food, "Made in Italy" sustainable food will be one of the most important examples of how balancing growth and sustainability in green marketing and communication.
This course is expected to be highly interactive. Students are expected to proactively contribute to class discussion and to the building of concepts step by step by means of individual and group assignments.

Main topics:
-Green marketing: global theories and best practices, from circular economy to natural capitalism
-Green marketing, greenwashing, green communication: global case histories
-An historical, agricultural, economical, social and sustainable branded journey around food.
-Italian food sustainability and its relationship with corporate identity/image and country culture. Case history (e.g Barilla Ferrero)
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Media | Course #: CM/SO 300 | Open
Television, advertising and music have had and still have great influence on everyday life, habits and behavior in Italy. Since its beginning in 1954, television molded popular culture; in the 1980s advertising proposed a new lifestyle for a generation and music provided the ever changing sound track for youngsters and adults. The course will focus on these three different industries that will be studied from the point of view of history and theory, and from a practical and productive perspective.
Contact Hours: 45

U.S. School of Record
Students receive U.S. University credit for their coursework abroad from the following SAI’s U.S. School of Record: St. Norbert College (WI).

Courses & Schedule

Students attend two different back-to-back SAI programs, and therefore should be aware that schedules and registration differ for each.

Sicily: Students select one or two 3 credit courses, or one 4 credit Italian language course. Course schedules are confirmed 4 weeks prior to the program start. Finalized schedules with class days and times are provided at orientation.

Milan: UCSC courses are held Monday – Friday. SAI students enroll in two back-to-back 2 week intensive courses. Students register for courses after acceptance by completing a schedule and registration form and returning it to SAI. A completed registration form should contain a primary course choice for section 2 and section 3 along with an alternate for each. Schedules are finalized during orientation in Milan.


Pre-Departure Calendar
April 1 2018
Application Deadline
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposits Due
$1,000 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
February 24 2018
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 date of acceptance.
March 15 2018
SAI Scholarship Application Deadline
Students wishing to apply for an SAI scholarship must have all application items submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on this date.
March 26 2018
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.
March 26 2018
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
April 25 2018
SAI Pre-Departure Form Due

On-Site Calendar
May 25 2018
Sicily Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) between 10:00am and 3:00pm for the airport pick up service. Upon arrival in Syracuse students are taken to housing.
May 26 – 27 2018
Syracuse Orientation & Welcome Events
Academic orientation lasts 2 days and covers academic details, walking tours, and a group meal.
May 28 2018
Syracuse Classes Begin
June 22 2018
Syracuse Classes End
June 24 2018
Syracuse Housing Check-out / Milan Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students move out of Syracuse housing by 10:00am, and travel independently to Milan. Students who arrive into the Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) or Milan Linate Airport (LIN) between 10:00am and 3:00pm are provided airport pickup and transfer to SAI housing.
June 25 2018
Milan Orientation & Welcome Events
Mandatory orientation introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture. Students also complete their registration.
June 26 2018
UCSC First Session Classes Begin
Coming soon
UCSC First Session Classes End & Final Exams
Coming soon
UCSC Second Session Classes Begin
July 20 2018
UCSC Second Session Classes End & Final Exams
July 21 2018
Program End & Milan Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI Milan housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.
SAI Program Fees* USD
Application Fee $100
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
$300
Program Fee: Syracuse 3 credits + UCSC 6 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services in Sicily and Milan (see What’s Included).
$8,950
Program Fee: Syracuse 4 language credits + UCSC 6 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services in Sicily and Milan (see What’s Included).
$8,300
Program Fee: Syracuse 6 credits + UCSC 6 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services in Sicily and Milan (see What’s Included).
$10,450
Optional / Additional Fees:
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom, in Sicily and Milan.
$1,200
Optional Sicily Homestay Housing Supplement – Shared
Homestay housing in Sicily only in shared occupancy room. Includes breakfast daily.
$625
Optional Sicily Homestay Housing Supplement – Private
Homestay housing in Sicily only in a private room. Includes breakfast daily.
$810
International Mailing Supplement
Students residing outside the U.S. are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
$85

*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
Flight to Sicily / Milan / home.
$1,100 $1,500
Books, Supplies & Course Fees
$50/ course $200 / course
Meals
Combination of cooking at home and eating out.
$650 / month $900 / month
Personal Expenses $300 / month $450 / month
Transportation within Host City
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
$50 / month $175 / month
Weekend Travel
Cost varies greatly by student.
$300 / month $1,000 / month

This is an SAI Signature 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
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Cell phone rental with free incoming calls and texts while in host country
  • Staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • Orientation to the host city and school
  • Frequent cultural activities and day trips
  • Sicily weekend excursion
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • Admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance throughout your study abroad experience
  • 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 and loan processing
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

SAI offers activities, at no extra cost, for students 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.

Sicily Welcome Event
All students are invited to a typical Italian meal welcoming them to the program and their host city.

Welcome Tour of Syracuse
Students tour Syracuse, including stops at popular shops, supermarkets, and places of entertainment, as well as important landmarks such as main squares, post offices, bus stops and taxi stands.

Guided Tour of Ortigia
Students visit the historical island of Ortigia and take a guided tour of this beautiful piece of history. After the guided tour, students visit a traditional market.

Weekend Trip to the Aeolian Islands
Students take an unforgettable weekend trip to experience the arresting natural beauty of the Aeolian Islands, just off the coast of eastern Sicily. Students take a ferry in the crystal seas, experience wild nature and even wilder volcanoes, and take in the historical and cultural elements that make the region a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trip includes a guided tour to the Sciara del Fuoco on Stromboli, and a visit to the Aeolian museum of Lipari.

Sicily Farewell Event
After classes are over students and staff share in a celebratory meal to reflect and say goodbyes.

Milan 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.

Milan 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, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedroom 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. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.

Optional Housing: Family homestay (Sicily only)
SAI homestay families are thoroughly screened and are accustomed to welcoming visiting students into their homes. Homestays, available only in Sicily, provide a shared (with another study abroad student) or private bedroom in the family home with basic furnishings. Daily breakfast is included.

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 more are 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.