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Semester Abroad and Intercultural Leadership (SAIL)

Semester Abroad and Intercultural Leadership (SAIL)

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


This innovative program entails a fall semester abroad at one of three current study abroad sites in 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 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
  • 2 specific programs within SAIL:
    • Maynooth University (Ireland)
    • Universidad Pontifica Comillas (Spain)

Fall Semester Abroad Program Details

Location Maynooth, Ireland Madrid, Spain
Intercultural Leadership
Program (Spring)
Apartment (On-site housing) X X
Homestay (On-site housing) X X
Financial Aid Eligible X X
Minimum GPA 2.75 2.5
Academic Disciplines Arts, Humanities, Business, Engineering, Education, Science, Social Science Arts, Humanities, Business, Engineering, Social Science, Spanish Language
Language of Instruction English English or Spanish
Classification Sophomore, Junior, Senior Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Application Site
Application Deadline March 1st March 1st

Financial Inclusions

Students participating in the SAIL program pay UD tuition and housing for their fall semester abroad.  Additionally, all enrolled students qualify for their airfare to be reserved and financially covered by the University of Dayton.  Below is a list of inclusions for each program, per student.

Location Maynooth, Ireland Madrid, Spain
Tuition X X
Apartment (On-site housing) X X
Home-stay (On-site housing) X X
Meal Plan (Apartment) X X
Board (Home-stay) X X
Excursions & Corporate Site Visits - -
Airfare X X
Travel Visa - -
Gym Access X X
Orientation X X
Welcome Dinner - X
Airport Pickup - X
Cell Phone - 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 and to apply to the Maynooth University (Ireland) and Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain) programs, click here.


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