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Academic Courses: HUM Language of Instruction: English
Internship: Possible Housing: Apartment, Host Family
Program Length: Semester, Summer Provider Program Type: Provider
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Class Status: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

SAI at Syracuse Academy

AT A GLANCE/LOCATION | PROGRAM TERM | AREAS OF STUDY  |  COURSE INFORMATION  |  HOUSING INFORMATION  |  COSTS |  STUDENT LIFE  | APPLICATION PROCESS  |  STAFF CONTACT



SAI-SyracuseAT A GLANCE/LOCATION
Syracuse Academy provides specialized study abroad programs focused on Mediterranean culture, landscape and history, in a beautiful seaside setting. The school brings together a small community of students interested in a culturally immersive summer academic experience that uses the surrounding region as its classroom. Students study volcanology on Mount Etna, archaeology among ancient Greek ruins, and the history of the Mafia in its birthplace.

Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility

Belmont requires a 2.5 GPA to be considered for this program.
PROGRAM TERM 

SUMMER I: Late May- Late June
SUMMER II: Late May- Early July
SUMMER III: Late May- Early August
AREAS OF STUDY 
  • Modern Languages & Cultures
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science
  • Internships

COURSE INFORMATION 

To view courses offered, click here. On the right, select the time period in which you would like to study. Click it and scroll down to view courses offered.    
HOUSING INFORMATION 
SAI will house you in student apartments. SAI student apartments are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedroom available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Click here and scroll down to housing for more infrormation. You will also have the option of residing in a homestay. Click here and scroll down for more information on housing.

COSTS

1. Administrative Fee: $150


2. Belmont Tuition:

Student will first pay Belmont tuition and then be charged a Program Fee for the difference in total provider program cost and what has already been paid for Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.


3. Airfare  
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare. 

4. Other 
Meals
Personal Expenses
Visas may require a fee (SAI will provide visa information if you are accepted)

Photo of ItalySTUDENT LIFE

Students at Syracuse Academy feel quickly at home in the local community, as they shop in the daily outdoor markets, join locals for evening outdoor performances and activities, and savor an experience like no other. Students live in apartments in the historical heart of the city, Ortigia, just steps from the seaside. On weekends, students can explore all that the island of Sicily has to offer, or can easily hop on a train or flight to the rest of Italy, Europe and beyond.
APPLICATION PROCESS

Dates and Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31 
How to Apply

1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.

This program has a two-step application process:
 
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
  • Passport photocopy
  • Online questionnaires
  • Signature documents 
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
  • You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
  • Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
  • Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application. 

STAFF CONTACT

Bonnie Marschner 
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009
bonnie.marschner@belmont.edu 
 

Syracuse Academy • Sicily

Syracuse Academy provides specialized study abroad programs focused on Mediterranean culture, landscape and history, in a beautiful seaside setting.

Syracuse Academy manages strong connections with local NGOs, politicians, artists, and local businesses, through which the school is able to provide unique opportunities for community engagement, including seminars and practicums, volunteer teaching and environmentally-focused programs, independent research, and academic internships.

Academic Programs:

  • Summer: 3 weeks (4 credits)
  • Summer: 6 weeks (8 credits)
  • Semester: 16 weeks (12 – 18 credits)
  • ...and more!

Areas of Study:

  • Modern Languages & Cultures
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science
  • Internships
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer II 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/24/2019 07/08/2019
Summer I 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/24/2019 06/24/2019
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/24/2019 08/06/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.