(Last Updated On: September 9, 2020)

The programme is CANCELLED by the host university.

SAO Programme CodeUS3-1 (The Summer Institute)
SAO Programme TypeG3*
Programme Period10 July- 9 August, 2020 (four-week)
U Macau Application Deadline21 February 2020
QuotaNo Limit
Responsible StaffKamon Hoi (kamanhoi@um.edu.mo)
Official WebsiteClick HERE
(Please visit the programme official website for the latest information)
CourseCourse Details: Link
(all students take two courses)
Programme FeeUSD4,900
– In-state tuition & fees for 6 credits

– Housing
– Flexible meal plan
– Medical insurance (please refer to the official website for the note)
– Transportation and excursions
– Admission to Atlanta attractions
(Airfare and visa fees are not included)
*Scholarship available: Link
RequirementApplicants must be 17 years of age or older at the time of submitting their application
Visa RequirementF1 student visa
English RequirementNo English test score is required. A testimonial issued by the Registry (在學證明) maybe requested. Evaluations via Skype or WeChat to determine students’ English proficiency levels for placement will be conducted if necessary.
Brochure/VideoVideo: Link
Brochure: Link
Tentative Schedule: Link
SAO Programme CodeUS3-2 (English Summer Session)
SAO Programme TypeG1*
Programme Period22 July- 5 August, 2019 (two-week)
U Macau Application Deadline21 February 2020
QuotaNo Limit
Official WebsiteClick HERE
(Please visit the programme official website for the latest information)
TopicsCourse Details: Link

  • Excursions to top world attractions
  • Summer Sessions students are paired with GSU students for language practice, cultural exploration, & friendship
  • English seminars
Programme FeeUSD2,050
– Seminars
– Program fee
– Housing
– Flexible meal plan
– Local transportation
– Cultural excursions, and
– Florida trip
USD100 refundable housing security deposit
Requirement– Students must be at least 18 years old at the time of the program start date (July 22, 2020). All applicants must be born before July 22, 2002.

Students should arrive on July 22. Students may arrive on July 21 with an extra charge on $35 a night.

Visa RequirementB1 or B2 visa
English RequirementNo English test score is required. A testimonial issued by the Registry (在學證明) maybe requested. Evaluations via Skype or WeChat to determine students’ English proficiency levels for placement will be conducted if necessary.
Brochure/VideoBrochure: Link
Tentative Schedule: Link
SAO Programme CodeUS3-3 (Robotics Summer Session)
SAO Programme TypeG1*
Programme Period22 July- 5 August, 2019 (two-week)
U Macau Application Deadline21 February 2020
QuotaNo Limit
Official WebsiteClick HERE
(Please visit the programme official website for the latest information)
TopicsCourse Details: Link

  • Excursions to top world attractions
  • Summer Sessions students are paired with GSU students for language practice, cultural exploration, & friendship
  • Students will learn various design aspects of building an autonomous robot via specific modules, and test their learning through implementation on a real robot
Programme FeeUSD2,250
– Seminars
– Program fee
– Housing
– Flexible meal plan
– Local transportation
– Cultural excursions, and
– Florida trip
USD100 refundable housing security deposit
Requirement– Students must be at least 18 years old at the time of the program start date (July 22, 2020). All applicants must be born before July 22, 2002.

Students should arrive on July 22. Students may arrive on July 21 with an extra charge on $35 a night.

Visa RequirementB1 or B2 visa
English RequirementNo English test score is required. A testimonial issued by the Registry (在學證明) maybe requested. Evaluations via Skype or WeChat to determine students’ English proficiency levels for placement will be conducted if necessary.
Brochure/VideoBrochure: Link
Tentative Schedule: Link
SAO Programme CodeUS3-4 (Biology Summer Session)
SAO Programme TypeG1*
Programme Period22 July- 5 August, 2019 (two-week)
U Macau Application Deadline21 February 2020
QuotaNo Limit
Official WebsiteClick HERE
(Please visit the programme official website for the latest information)
TopicsCourse Details: Link

  • Excursions to top world attractions
  • Summer Sessions students are paired with GSU students for language practice, cultural exploration, & friendship
  • Students will learn about various aspects of biological research, and have the opportunity to visit the museum at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters
Programme FeeUSD2,250
– Seminars
– Program fee
– Housing
– Flexible meal plan
– Local transportation
– Cultural excursions, and
– Florida trip
USD100 refundable housing security deposit
Requirement– Students must be at least 18 years old at the time of the program start date (July 22, 2020). All applicants must be born before July 22, 2002.

Students should arrive on July 22. Students may arrive on July 21 with an extra charge on $35 a night.

Visa RequirementB1 or B2 visa
English RequirementNo English test score is required. A testimonial issued by the Registry (在學證明) maybe requested. Evaluations via Skype or WeChat to determine students’ English proficiency levels for placement will be conducted if necessary.
Brochure/VideoBrochure: Link
Tentative Schedule: Link

*SAO reserves the right to change the programme type/amount of sponsorship based on the actual expenses spent during the trip.

(Very Unsatisfied 1 – 4 Very Satisfied)

Overall experience  : 3.4

Programme Arrangement
– Course Intensity (Very intensive 1 – 4 Not intensive): 2.6
– Payment of programme fee: 3.2
– Course arrangement: 3.4
– Airport pick up service:  Yes, 3
– The entertainment of extra activities: 3.25

Accommodation (on-campus)
– The price: 3.5
– The location: 3.5
– The cleanliness: 3.5
– The facilities: 3.8
– The attitude of staff: 3.5

Accommodation (off-campus)
– The price: 3
– The location: 3
– The cleanliness: 3
– The Facilities: 3
– The attitude of staff: 4

Canteen
– The price: 3
– The taste: 3.4