SAI Gap Programs are designed for high school graduates and offer access to university-level learning paired with unique exposure to the local community and culture. SAI gap semester students at JCU enroll in one Italian language course, one elective course with a focus on developing global awareness, and additional elective courses for a total of 12 - 15 US credits. Students benefit from program services geared toward gap students, including the Global Leadership Exploration Program, in which students complete community service, gain exposure to a range of career fields, and receive personalized guidance and mentoring from SAI staff on leadership, cultural competency, and value setting.
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
High school transcript
Passport copy (photo & signature page)
Digital photo (passport style)
Academic letter of recommendation
Italian privacy consent form
Supplemental JCU privacy consent form
Aug 31, 2022 – Dec 17, 2022
Academic Year: High school graduate
* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements
High School GPA:* 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit TOEFL: 85+ (internet based) or IELTS: 6.5+.