SAI invites students to experience the warmth of Tuscan hospitality!
SAI works in partnership with the Apicius International School of Hospitality, which is one of the premier hospitality programs in Tuscany. The school offers summer and semester study abroad programs, as well as one-year certificate courses in Culinary Arts, Wine Studies, Food Communications and Publishing, Hospitality Management, Baking and Pastry, and Italian Cuisine. In addition, Apicius offers a master's level certificate program in Culinary Arts. Come perfect your craft in one of the great cross-roads of Italian culture! Whether you're approaching culinary arts for the first time, or whether you're an expert chef who wants to re-discover a passion for cooking, SAI and Apicius have a program that's right for you.
SAI oversees and coordinates all aspects of student enrollment, including application processing, course selection and credit, visa advising, housing, student health insurance, and transcripts. In addition, SAI provides comprehensive student services, from the moment of application, through the on-site experience, until students return home.
In addition to supporting students throughout their stay in Florence,
SAI also coordinates a range of activities and excursions throughout the term, including a walking tour of historic Florence, a “survival Italian” language class, a hike to the Piazzale Michelangelo, and Italian cooking workshop, a weekend excursion to Milan and Lake Como (semester only) , and many others. Students also have access to SAI’s network of partner organizations, allowing them to take part in volunteer activities, as well as language exchange opportunities with local students and families.
SAI students in Florence experience the overlapping cultural
currents which flow through this ancient city; from its origins as a minor
settlement on the banks of the River Arno, to its modern status as a world capital of art and culture. Visiting students immerse themselves in the dynamic entity which is Florence and examine the influences which impact this remarkable community, from the local to the global.