Siena Italian Studies Programhttp://www.sienaitalianstudies.com
Strada Massetana, 38/40 Siena, 53100 Italy
Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year
2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 3-6 months (includes high school academic semester abroad), 7-12 months (includes high school academic year abroad)
Typical Duration of Program
Fall Semester, Spring Semester and Summer Terms
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.
Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)
SIS accepts motivated students who would like to experience contemporary Italian society from the inside through full-immersion programs in Italian language and culture as well as service-learning programs that integrate students into the local community.
Please inquire for price information.
Program fee includes:
- Airport pick-up
- Program Orientation
- Course Instruction
- Full Room and Board
- Program Activities and Excursions
- Local bus pass, books and most materials.
* Airfare NOT included.
Typically our volunteer students are university age students (from 19-22 yrs old) but we also accept and have had gap year students as well as older non-traditional students participation.
SIS accepts students from 18 years old and there is no maximum age limit.
Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.
Independently or in Groups of This varies, usually small groups (3-5 people)
Scholarships are available. Please inquire for more details.
Siena Italian Studies seeks to provide students with an unforgettable "gentle full-immersion" study abroad experience for a semester, academic year or summer term. Our goal is to encourage the highest degree of cultural exchange between our participants and the Sienese people and to promote the diffusion Italian culture and language. The students' homestays, participation in the various semester excursions and activities and service learning opportunities all serve to offer participants a truly unique experience abroad.
SIS challenged me in more ways that words can express. My learning took place inside and outside the classroom. When my academic day came to end, my real day and learning too place at home with my ...More
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