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SAI: Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Milan, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms Academic Year,
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Fact Sheet:
GPA req.: 2.5 Class: Graduate-Level, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

SAI Milan



Type of Program Affiliate
Program Length Semester and Summer
Language of Instruction English
Majors Apparel Design and Product Development, Apparel Merchandising, Graphic Design
Costs Baylor tuition + housing to the host university
Housing Student Shared Apartments
Health Insurance Required Included in SAI program costs
Special Requirements Minimum 2.5 GPA
Program Director Mr. John Wilson:
Room 102, Texas Collection , Carroll Library
Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesday, 3:00-5:00 P


Milan is synonymous with cutting-edge fashion, and is also internationally renowned as a center for interior, industrial, graphic, and product design.  Filled with the world's premier fashion and design studios, the city provides students with an outstanding opportunity to explore the present and future of design in Milan's international environment.  Studying in a city that hosts some of the world's top design and fashion shows will allow students direct exposure to working design professionals who are producing some of the finest and most cutting-edge work in their respective fields.  In addition to exploring Italy's righ design heritage, students will be challenged to develop their own creative voices and to explore new ideas, approaches, and methods.

Students studying design in Milan will enjoy daily life in a dynamic, modern, international city.  Milan (Milano in Italian), the "second city of Italy," located on the plains of the northern province of Lombardy and surrounded by an arc of mountains and lakes, is a world-renowned, international center for fashion, design, finance, industry, and calcio (soccer).  It has great museums, a huge castle, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals on earth, and one of the world's most famous paintings (Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper).  The circuit of annual fashion shows, design fairs and exhibitions in the city attracts many international visitors and celebrities.  Despite its work-oriented persona as Italy's economic powerhouse, Milan has many hidden gems: apart from teh discount designer outlet stores, you'll have time to discover the Italian dolce vita (sweet life) in many outdoor cafes around the city.

The majority of students who study abroad say that one of the most valuable aspects of living in a European city is the opportunity to travel to other Europena cities.  Milan's geographical location allows easy access not only to all major Italian cities, but also to major European centers; the Swiss border is less than an hour away.  Students can ski in the Alps in the winter months and enjoy Lake Garda, Como, and other famously beautiful Italian lakes in warmer times.

Courses or Areas of Study:

Consumer Behavior; Design History; Design Studio: Graphic, Interior, & Interaction Design; Fashion Design; Fashion Marketing Communication; Fashion Styling; Introduction to Italian Art & Design; Italian Contemporary Society; Italian Language; Jewelry Design Experience; Leather Design; Visual Design History.

Students will study in one of five potential tracks: Complete course listings and scheduling can be found here.


Students are placed with other SAI students in apartments that are privately owned and located in buildings shared by Italian residents.  A typical residence will house 2-6 students, and contains a combination of single (1 student per room) and double (2 students per room) bedrooms and shared kitchen, bathroom and living areas.

Apartments are within a 30 minute walk, commute or combination of both to campus, and each Apartment will INCLUDE:
  • furnishings
  • basic kitchen supplies
  • bed linens
  • washing machine
Apartments DO NOT INCLUDE :
  • towels
  • land line telephones
  • clothes dryer
More housing information for SAI's program in Milan can be found here.

Application Procedure:

Students are responsible for applying directly to Study Abroad Italy as well as filling out Baylor's Online Study Abroad Application.
For more information about applying to this university, go here.



All tuition will be paid to Baylor.  All students can expect to be billed by Baylor as a full-time student, the same as they would be billed if they were to be on Baylor's campus.  Baylor University does not charge study abroad students for Student Services Fees, but does charge a Study Abroad Fee, which is roughly 1/5 of the cost of Student Services Fees.  Actualy amounts will vary depending upon the study abroad term.


Students are responsible for the $90 Study Abroad Italy application fee, and the $500 Confirmation Deposit.  $300 of the Confirmation Deposit is applied towards a Security Deposit and the remaining $200 is applied towards the cost of housing.


Housing costs are roughly $4,500 for a semester.

Additional Costs

Each student is responsible for their own transportation, including airfare, meals, and all additional personal expenses.

For more information regarding costs students pay directly to Study Abroad Italy, please contact Study Abroad Italy directly:

Study Abroad Italy's student budgeting resource can be found here.

Legal Documents:

A passport and student visa are required. You will receive more information about obtaining a student visa once accepted to SAI: NABA. You will need to contact your closest Italian consulate to obtain a student visa (the closest one to Waco being the Italian consulate in Houston).

Or, SAI can process your student visa for you for an additional fee.  More information can be found here.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 10/01/2015 TBA TBA
NOTE: Start and End Dates TBA
Fall 2016 03/15/2016 03/15/2016 TBA TBA