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Crossroads Summer Program


  • Holder of valid passport from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka
  • The first member of a family to attend college
  • Demonstrable financial need
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate in college OR a recent graduate from college (within three years) 
  • Fluency in English

Frequently asked questions

Will the program fund my travel and living expenses in Dubai?—Yes

Will SAI help me obtain a visa for my travel?—We will supply relevant letters and documentation, but the cost of the visa will be borne by the applicant.

Can I apply if I am already in a postgraduate program?—Yes, we accept students 18-22 years old, who are enrolled in a higher education program. Students must be enrolled as undergraduates or recent graduates of college, graduating within the past 3 years.

Do I need a TOEFL or IELTS score to apply to the program?—No. Shortlisted candidates will need to demonstrate fluency in English during a Skype interview and through their written submissions.

Will the program provide support for a subsequent graduate school application process?—No


Key Dates:

Application deadline—June 17, 2017
Skype interviews with finalists—June 17-28, 2017
Notice of acceptance to candidates—June 30, 2017
Program dates—August 11-15, 2017

Application checklist.