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SAI’s Fall Semester 2020 virtual courses at SIS bring the academic experience of studying abroad to students in the safety of their homes. Students enroll in 1 intensive Italian language course for the first two weeks (3 credits), after which, they continue into a second Italian Language course (3 credits) and start either one or two content course(s) for a total of 9 - 12 US credits over a period of 8 weeks. This structure immerses students in both Italian language and culture. Courses are offered in real-time via a virtual classroom platform. Classes include a variety of activities such as conversation practice, student presentations and discussion videos. Content course options will range from Italian Cuisine to Art History and International Business.
Application: now open
Closes: August 7, 2020
Apps accepted after closing as space permits
Italian privacy consent form
September 6, 2020 – October 30, 2020
Academic Year: Freshman (1st year) or above
Cumulative GPA:* 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
*contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements
The special part of the course is devoted to the European integration, with a strong focus on economic and business developments. The European Union with almost 500 million citizens faces serious challenges in its role as a major player in the global economy. After a brief historical overview, students will be introduced to several core issues on European institutional asset, economic politics, and decision-making processes.
Courses & Schedule
This program begins with a 2 week intensive Italian Language course (beginner, intermediate, or advanced). Courses run every day, Monday – Friday for 2.5 hours. The subsequent 6 week courses are held twice per week for 2 hour sessions (excluding exams). Please note: course times are listed in Eastern Time.
Students complete their course registration during the SAI application process by emailing their Admissions Counselor with their selections. In the case that a student would prefer to take a course that did not meet the minimum capacity, SIS would offer this class at an additional fee. Please contact your Admissions Counselor for more information
|August 7 2020
Applications accepted after closing as space permits.
|Within 1 week of acceptance
||SAI Deposit Due
$250 Confirmation Deposit (non-refundable, applied toward program fee)
|August 7 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.
|August 12 2020
||Balance of Total Program Fee Due|
|August 16 2020
||Last Day to Cancel Enrollment Prior to Penalty Phase
See SAI Policies for enrollment cancellation details.
|September 6 2020
||SAI Virtual Orientation|
|September 7 2020
||Italian Language Course Begins|
|September 21 2020
||Content Courses Begin|
|October 30 2020
|SAI Program Fees*||USD|
|Virtual Program Fee: 9 – 12 credits
Includes tuition, U.S. credit, and SAI 360° Virtual Services (see What’s Included).
*prices are subject to change
NOTE: SIS also offers courses on an individual basis, should a course not fill. This option incurs an additional fee; please contact SAI for details.
All students who complete a virtual program with SAI are eligible for a Virtual Programs Alumni Discount to be applied to any future on-site programs: $350 for semester/quarter programs, and $150 for summer and short programs.
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.
This is an SAI 360° Virtual Services program and includes the following services:
Pre-session and alumni services
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.