Siena Italian Studies is a program based at the International Center for Intercultural Exchange in Siena, Italy. SIS’s programs are a ‘gentle full-immersion’ in Italian life for highly motivated beginners, intermediate and advanced Italian language studen
- Siena, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- Classes are taught using an instructional approach known as FICCS (Full-Immersion: Culture, Content, & Service). Using this approach, which combines guided and spontaneous learning acquisition, students are asked to employ new language skills both in the classroom and in service situations giving them a learning experience like no other.
The semester program begins with an Intensive Italian Language Course. These first three weeks of the semester are dedicated to learning Italian, exploring the territory, visiting service sites and getting to know the host families. During the semester students take Italian Language and choose a series of elective courses for a total of 16 US credits.
Siena Italian Studies is a program based at the International Center for Intercultural Exchange in Siena, Italy. SIS’s programs are a ‘gentle full-immersion’ in Italian life for highly motivated beginners, 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. SIS’s programs are intended for students with a wide range of motivations for studying abroad. From acquiring a mastery of the Italian language, to using a local Renaissance chapel as an art history classroom, to working alongside the city’s volunteer medical assistance team, Siena Italian Studies provides students with the means to create an unforgettable experience abroad.
Program cost includes the following items: enrollment (including application, course selection and credit transfer), home-stay housing, student health insurance, transcripts, and cell phone service. SAI also provides comprehensive student services, beginning at the pre-departure stage and leading to SAI on-site orientation and advising in Italy.
- 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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