Italian Language Course and Immersion in Siena Tuscany

Location

Italy: Siena

Description

Learn Italian in the bustling medieval city of Siena, enjoy a truly Italian immersion holiday in this city of Gothic palaces and style.

This picturesque well-preserved medieval town lies in the right in the middle of the Tuscany wine region, just 55 kilometers south of Florence.

Siena has been an economic center since the 12th century, many buildings were created in Sienese Gothic style, giving this town its distinctive style and feel.

Located in the heart of this charming medieval city our school building is typical of the architecture, decorated in pastel colors with a large courtyard.

The area around the school boasts many beautiful architectural and historical sights and is close to most facilities.

Highlights

* 4 lessons daily: (20 lessons per week)

- Minimum course length 2 weeks)
- We accept all language levels / ages 18+
- Unlimited course length
- Progress test every 2 weeks
- A "lesson" usually lasts approx. 50 minutes
- Course runs Monday through Friday (mornings)
- Loan of course materials are included
- Placement test and orientation on first day of course
- Maximum 12 students per group class

Preparation courses for the Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri (P.L.I.D.A.) language examination available. The course runs for 2 weeks prior to the exam dates usually May and November each year and consists of 15 hours per week of specific preparation classes in small groups of maximum 4 students (total 30 hours).

Academic credit available: (if required)
- Undergraduate Credit Through Brookhaven College

Lodging options

* Host Family:
- Private rooms
- Double rooms if traveling together
- Meals included: breakfast & dinner daily
- Meals will be local custom
- Shared bathroom with family
- Bed linens provided; must bring towels
- You will be given a key to your lodgings
- Located 15 - 35 minutes to school by public transport

* Apartments:
- Private or shared rooms
- Self catering - NO meals included
- Choice of comfort levels: Basic or Comfort
- Expect to share with other international students.
- No AC but do have fans
- Normally 1 - 7 students share an apartment
- Apartments are co-ed; bedrooms are same gender
- Equipped kitchen including cooking utensils
- Bed linens provided; must bring towels
- You will be given a key to your apartment
- Located 10 - 30 minutes to school by public transport
- Laundry is done at local Laundromat

After class and weekend activities:
Enjoy social and cultural outings during the week with other students from the school. Enjoy Italian movie nights, lectures on various aspects of Sienese / Italian culture (for example, the history of Siena and the Palio, Italian Opera, music, politics, fashion etc.).

Weekend excursions could include: Battistero di S.Giovanni, Museo Bologna Buonsignori, Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, Torre del Mangia, weekly street market, Tour of Siena on Horseback, trekking in Siena, walking to explore art and scenery.

Dates

All year round dates

Languages

  • Italian

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching

  • Italian

Cost in US$:

Various options

Program Fees Include:

- Selected language course and course length
- Placement test and orientation on the day
- Lodging as requested
- Meals if selected
- Use of teaching materials and borrowing books
- Optional cultural and social activities.
- Language proficiency certificate
- Academic credit available if requested

Credit Available

yes

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants.

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

48 hours