Participants are immersed in Italian Language and culture during semester, academic year and summer programs. Courses include: Anthropology, Art History, Cinema, Medieval History, Sociolinguistics, History of Italian Cooking, Business, Creative Arts. Students live with local host families while making a difference in the local community through Service-Learning Opportunities. Students also participate in a series of activities and excursions during the semester or summer term. Some of these include: cooking classes, grape harvest, hikes in the countryside, museum visits, day trip to Florence, overnight excursion to the Alps, Tuscan coast, or other destinations of interest.
The SIS experience allows students to be truly involved in the local community, to learn Italian through the FICCS language teaching method (unique to SIS), as well as participate in a series of unique activities and excursions alongside local Italian students and community members.