- Siena, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
SAI invites students to immerse themselves in Italian culture in the heart of Tuscany!
SAI has partnered with Siena Italian Studies, a program which specializes in a ‘gentle full-immersion’ approach to Italian language and culture. This program is perfect for highly motivated beginner, intermediate and advanced Italian language students. SIS offers some of the most innovative programs in Italy that work to fully integrate the education of language, culture and service learning, in and out of the classroom.
The overall objective of full-immersion at SIS is for each student to develop a reflective intercultural competence, allowing him or her to function as a global citizen, capable of facing and interacting with different cultures throughout life. SIS programs are intended for students with a wide range of motivations for studying abroad, and courses are offered in a variety of disciplines, all with an emphasis on the Italian perspective. All students are housed in family board accommodations, encouraging the use of language skills and deepening students’ interaction with Italian families and culture.
SAI oversees and coordinates all aspects of student enrollment, including application processing, course selection and credit, visa advising, student health insurance, and transcripts. In addition, SAI provides comprehensive student services, from the moment of application, through the on-site experience, until students return home.
- Setting Description:
- Siena is one of Tuscany’s most celebrated cities and has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Students who participate on SAI’s Italian Studies program will find themselves surrounded by the exquisite art, architecture and cultural treasures offered by Siena and her surroundings.
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