Center for International Education


Holloway Hall

Program Information


All Salisbury Abroad: Year in America (SAYA) students take a combination of intensive English classes in the Salisbury University English Language Institute and academic courses in one of several disciplines. The fall semester is composed of a majority of intensive English language courses and one academic course.  In the Spring semester, the curriculum is a majority of academic courses with one supporting English Language class.  A sample schedule follows:

Fall Semester (August-December)   Spring Semester (January-May)
5 English language classes 2 Academic courses (6 credit hours/week)
1 Academic course (3 credit hours/week) 3 English language classes
                            OR                        OR
4 English language classes 3 Academic courses (9 credit hours/week)
1 Academic course (4 credit hours/week) 2 English language course

Entry Requirements

All Salisbury Abroad: Year in America (SAYA) students should have an English language competency equivalent to 460 TOEFL prior to participating in the SAYA program.  Students from SU's partner schools are recommended for participation by their home universities and do not need to take the TOEFL exam. Students with lower level English language skills may consider a full year of enrollment in the full-time SU English Language Institute.

Academic Modules

SAYA students select academic classes from one of the following academic tracks. All students take one academic course in the fall and either two or three courses in the spring. Course selection varies from semester to semester. Enrollment in the different academic modules is limited. Use the menu at the left to explore sample class options.


SAYA students are housed in a variety of arrangements all within easy walking distance of Salisbury University's beautiful campus.  All housing is modern and includes private bedrooms and full kitchens.  Students also receive a 10-meal per week meal plan at the cafeteria on SU's main campus.  All of the housing options place SAYA students in close proximity to American students studying at Salisbury University.  There is no designated separate section of campus for international students. 


The Year in America program tuition is approximately $23,000 per student for the nine-month intensive program. The program tuition includes the following:

  • All tuition and fees at Salisbury University
  • Housing with a private bedbroom and full kitchen. All housing is within walking distance of campus.
  • Ten meal per week meal plan at the on-campus cafeteria
  • Airport pickup and drop off at Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) or Philadelphia International Airport (PHI) for groups of five (5) or more students. Airport pickup and drop off at Salisbury Regional Airport (SBY) for individual students not traveling in a group.
  • Mandatory American health insurance for international students.
  • Substantial international student support including immigration advising (F-1 or J-1 visa depending on the student's circumstance), program orientation, academic and student affairs advising, organized trips to the grocery store, mall, and other local attractions.
  • A wealth of free cultural events on the Salisbury University campus including theater, music, sports, dance, lectures, and movies.
  • Optional: several low-cost optional organized day-long excursions to nearby metropolitin areas including Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City.  Each excursion costs on average an additional $25-$75 per student. This cost is not included in the total.  Students may choose to participate in as many or as few excursions as they please.

Optional Summer Study (May-July)

At the completion of the spring semester in late May, any SAYA student can choose to remain at SU for the months of June and July for a final intensive English language course at the Advanced Plus level. Students can stay in their housing and study Advanced English full-time in the English Language Institute for seven weeks for only $1800.