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SAI semester students at PSB join the English language International Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program, taking classes along-side degree-seeking students. The program is geared toward students with at least one year of Business or Economics coursework. Visiting students select 5 or 6 courses from a range of classes offered in management, marketing, finance, luxury brand management, and a variety of electives, for a total of 12.5 - 15 US credits. Students are welcome to take French Language, but it is not a requirement.
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
EU privacy consent form
NOTE: Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak in France, SAI will not be reopening Spring 2021 programs in Paris. Please reach out to SAI Admissions to discuss your options.
January 15, 2021 – April 25, 2021
Academic Year: Sophomore (2nd year) or above
Academic Experience: Must have completed at least one year in a Business or Economics program.
Cumulative GPA:* 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must prove a minimum CEFR B2 level of proficiency, equivalent to TOEFL 72+, or IELTS 6.5+.
* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements
Semester students at PSB apply for one of the following academic concentrations:
Students can take up to six courses within their concentration, but may not enroll in classes across multiple concentrations. Courses designated as “Electives” on the schedule are open to students in any concentration and represent a variety of business-related disciplines.
Note: Each PSB class is worth 2.5 US credits. This being the case, students who wish to complete a standard 15 credit course load will need to take six courses during their term in Paris.
SAI students preselect their courses as part of the enrollment process, but final class registration is completed once they arrive in Paris. French Language placement tests will also be administered, as required, on site. For courses with prerequisites (indicated in the course description), students must be prepared to show that they meet the requirements.
|October 1 2020
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)
|November 1 2020
||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.
|November 15 2020
||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.
|December 1 2020
||Balance of Total Program Fee Due|
|January 15 2021
||Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. SAI airport pickup is provided between 9:00am and 12:00 noon, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
|January 16 2021
Mandatory SAI orientation is held at the SAI Paris office and introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
|January 18 2021
||PSB Academic Orientation
PSB orientation introduces students to the school and professors, and includes activities to get to know classmates.
|January 18 2021
|April 24 2021
||Final Exams End|
|April 25 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|
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.
|Optional Homestay Housing Supplement
Homestay housing in a private room. Includes daily breakfast and 3, 5 or 7 dinners/week.
|3 dinners – TBA
5 dinners – TBA
7 dinners – TBA
|International Mailing Supplement
When applicable, students are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
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.