Below please find some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs) from students and answers. If your question isn’t answered please contact us.
Who can study abroad with SAI? Can high school students study abroad?
SAI accepts English-speaking students from around the world. We offer undergrad and graduate programs as well as summer programs for high school students. We also offer a range of studies for adults seeking career and professional certificates. Each one has specific eligibility requirements which may include age, GPA, or academic standing. If you have found your dream program but don’t meet certain eligibility requirements, reach out to us, as there is sometimes flexibility.
How many students attend SAI programs?
Our programs range in size a great deal, from ten to hundreds. Our numbers depend on the popularity of a city, the requirements of a program, or maximum numbers. Our Admissions Counselors will be happy to provide you with details for a specific program.
Where will I be taking classes? Will locals be in my classes?
All of our programs are associated with a host school and classes take place at the school (virtual programs are run remotely, but delivered by the host school). The makeup of classes differ, with some study abroad students enrolling in courses alongside degree-seeking locals, and others attending classes only with study abroad students. We explain the make-up of classmates on each program page.
Are there any language requirements for SAI programs?
Most of our programs only require English fluency. A few of our programs also offer courses taught in the host language and those courses require proficiency in the host language. Any language requirements are noted on program pages.
What is included in an SAI program?
SAI offers two service models: 360° Services and Select Services. 360° Services represent most of our programs, with Select Services offered in Master’s and professional-level programs.
360° Services generally include tuition, housing, excursions, on-site support including 24 hour emergency phone, health insurance, onsite orientation; and SAI guidance through admissions, registration, pre-departure services and re-entry.
Select Services generally include tuition, onsite orientation, health insurance; and SAI guidance through admissions, registration and pre-departure services.
Note that we also offer 360° Virtual Services with our virtual programs. This includes tuition and US academic credit (if selected), US-based Admissions Counselor and on-site Program Coordinator, assistance with financial aid processing, and the SAI Virtual Viva Experience: various opportunities for virtual cultural engagement.