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  • Locations: Siena, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Summer I, Summer II, Summer III, Summer IV
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SAI Programs 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 11/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Anthropology, Business, English, History, Italian, Music, Sociology Program Type: Cosponsored, Study Abroad
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Home Stay
Language of Instruction: Italian Program Provider: SAI
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Advisor: Jill Vodden
Program Description:

Siena Italian Studies • SIS

SAI has partnered with Siena Italian Studies, a school which specializes in a ‘gentle full-immersion’ approach to Italian language and culture. 

Classes are taught using an instructional approach developed over the years, 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.

SAI oversees and coordinates all aspects of student enrollment, including application processing, course selection and credit, visa preparation, housing, student health insurance, transcripts, pre-departure, on-site orientation & advising, and cell phone service.

Academic Programs:

  • Summer: 4 weeks (6 credits)
  • Summer: 6 weeks (9 credits)
  • Summer: 8 weeks (9 - 12 credits)
  • Optional Volunteering
  • Semester Language/Elective: 15 - 18 credits
  • One Year Language/Elective: (30 - 36 credits)

Areas of Study:

  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Italian Language
  • Music & Visual Arts
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