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Semester Abroad and Intercultural Leadership (SAIL)

The Semester Abroad and Intercultural Leadership Program (SAIL) is a year-long education abroad and leadership development program.

Overview

This innovative program entails a fall semester abroad at one of three current study abroad sites in China, Ireland or Spain followed by participation in a semester intercultural leadership program which includes special housing during the spring semester.

Details about each site and key aspects of the program are listed below.

  • Year-Long Program
  • Fall semester study abroad in China, Ireland, or Spain
  • Special housing in the Spring
  • Intercultural Leadership Program in the Spring
  • Worth up to 3 PATH credit in AVIATE
  • Special Housing
    • -GLLC (Sophomores)
    • -Signature House (Juniors & Seniors)
    • -Live with other study abroad alumni
  • Intercultural Leadership Program
    • -Leadership Development
    • -Intercultural Competency and Training
    • -Cross-cultural Development
    • -Study Abroad Re-Entry
  • 3 specific programs within SAIL:
    • -UD China Institute
    • -Maynooth University (Ireland)
    • -Universidad Pontifica Comillas (Spain)

Fall Semester Abroad Program Details

Location Suzhou, China Maynooth, Ireland Madrid, Spain
Intercultural Leadership
Program (Spring)
X X X
Apartment (On-site housing) X X X
Homestay (On-site housing) - X X
Financial Aid Eligible X X X
Minimum GPA 2.5 2.75 2.5
Academic Disciplines Arts, Humanities, Business, Engineering, Social Science Arts, Humanities, Business, Engineering, Education, Science, Social Science Arts, Humanities, Business, Engineering, Social Science, Spanish Language
Language of Instruction English English English or Spanish
Classification Sophomore, Junior, Senior Sophomore, Junior, Senior Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Application Site go.udayton.edu/studyinchina udayton.edu/edabroad udayton.edu/edabroad
Application Deadline March 11th March 1st March 1st
Contact Person Sean McCarthy,
China Initiatives, udci@udayton.edu
Heather Schieman, Education Abroad Advisor, hschieman1@udayton.edu Heather Schieman, Education Abroad Advisor, hschieman1@udayton.edu

Financial Inclusions

Students participating on the SAIL program pay UD tuition, room and board for their fall semester abroad.  Additionally, all enrolled students qualify for a $3,000 scholarship.  Below is a list of inclusions for each program, per student.

Tuition X X X
Apartment (On-site housing) X X X
Home-stay (On-site housing) - X X
Meal Plan (Apartment) X X X
Board (Home-stay) - X X
Excursions & Corporate Site Visits X - -
Airfare X - -
Travel Visa X - -
Gym Access X X X
Orientation X X X
Welcome Dinner X - X
Airport Pickup X - X
Cell Phone - - X
$3,000 Scholarship X X X

Students interested in learning more about the SAIL program are encouraged to contact the specified advisor listed above.  Students interested in applying to SAIL may do so by applying for a specific site using the links listed above.

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

More Information

For more information on the China Institute program, click here.

For more information and to apply to the Maynooth University (Ireland) and Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain) programs, click here.