Staff Spotlight: Heather Cruciano

Insurance Coordinator

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

One of the biggest compliments to any program or person is imitation. Several students who have studied abroad with SAI Programs have gone on to become employees after serving as Student Ambassadors.

We feel deeply grateful for the ultimate vote of confidence this work suggests and look forward to more students following this path.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would choose the Siena home stay program. I love the city of Siena and it's location for travel in and around Tuscany.

A home stay appeals to me as I would like to better my Italian and fully immerse myself in Italy; its food, culture, and language. This is what a home stay provides.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

I think we provide excellent student services both here in the states and on the ground in Europe. We are intentionally a small company which allows for a more individualized approach to each student.

Parents and students often write or call us and thank us for their experience which makes all the hard work worth while.

We want to be encouraging students to be citizens of the world and study abroad is just one way that they begin this journey.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?:

We have a great team who all really like each other. Our office is an open layout which encourages collaboration. We are all enthusiastic about the study abroad experience and believe that the programs and services offered by SAI are the best in the business.