Summer 2020 Virtual Programs
May 6, 2020

Enroll in virtual courses this summer!

At SAI, we are deeply committed to a global education. That’s why, during these difficult and uncertain times resulting from the global COVID-19 outbreak, we have redoubled our efforts to provide authentic, culturally relevant, and academically stimulating experiences to students who are currently not able to travel. In collaboration with our partner host schools abroad, we have created various options for students to complete international coursework and internships this Summer 2020, without ever leaving their homes.

In creating these new virtual programs, we have been guided by the desire to continue to offer students as much opportunity for cultural and global education as possible. Our academic and internship programs have cultural integration built into them: opportunities for language exchange with local students, virtual cultural seminars, resources providing unique cultural and language tidbits, and courses that focus on the subject’s application to local communities. We are confident that our virtual programs provide the same excellence that students, parents, and partner schools have trusted for 25 years.

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In Summer 2020, we are offering the following virtual academic programs:

  • Florence University of the Arts (Florence): 3 weeks / 3 credits, 6 weeks / 6 credits
    • Courses available in: photography, health, history, global studies, and sports science
    • Program cost starting at: $1,300
  • John Cabot University (Rome): 5 weeks / 3-6 credits
    • Courses available in: business, econ, management and liberal arts
    • Program cost starting at: $2,830
  • Italiaidea Institute (Rome): 3 weeks / 3 credits, 6 weeks / 3 credits, 9 weeks / 6 credits
    • Courses available in: Italian language and culture
    • Program cost starting at: $885
  • Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (Milan): 2 weeks / 3 credits
    • Courses available in: fashion design and interior design
    • Program cost starting at: $985
  • Sant’Anna Institute (Sorrento): 5 weeks / 3-6 credits
    • Courses available in: Italian language, history, culture, and science
    • Program cost starting at: $2,110
  • Siena Italian Studies (Siena): 6 weeks / 3-9 credits
    •  Courses available in: Italian language and culture
    • Program cost starting at: $850
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Barcelona): 6 weeks / 3-6 credits
    • Courses available in: business, politics, and art
    • Program cost starting at: $1,285

In Summer 2020, we are offering the following virtual internship programs:

For more details on the virtual internship programs, see Summer 2020 Virtual Internships.

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We understand that the dream of studying abroad on-site remains an important and cherished one for so many students, and we truly cannot wait to welcome you all safely abroad in the very near future. Until then, we believe that our virtual programs offer an excellent opportunity to complete coursework while gaining international exposure.

Want to learn more? Please reach out to; our Admissions Counselors would love to help you identify the right program for you!

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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.