The 2011-12 SAIS Bologna class is starting to come together. The final deadline for U.S. candidates to send in their acceptances is May 1. Already we know the contours of that contingent -- we're excited by the diversity and quality of the candidates who will be coming.
Those who applied through the Bologna Admissions Office -- so the non-U.S. candidates who want to start their SAIS degree on the Italy campus -- have until May 16 to matriculate. To matriculate online and reserve your spot, go here. Thanks to those who have enrolled early as it allows us to get a head start on organizing the next few months and also is a favor to anyone on the wait list.
For the entire admissions packet, non-U.S. candidates can go here. There you can find among other documents the 2011-12 academic calendar, details on pre-term, the student guide book and information on a UniCredit loan for citizens of EU member states.
We are looking forward to Open House at the Bologna Center on May 5&6. For a schedule of the event and a registration form, click here. This is a good way to get to know the Center, its current students and faculty, and to meet some of next year's students as well. Of course we appreciate early registrations as it makes planning easier. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Amina or me.
On to the quiz.
Last week our question proved a real stumper until we added a useful hint. I hope this week's is challenging but achievable -- a bit like an academic course load.
The question: Who is the patron saint at the end of the world's longest arcade?