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Live and study in this bustling, vibrant university town in the Tuscany. Immerse yourself in student life in Siena, located just 35 miles from Florence and home to more than 20,000 students each year. Relax in a café on the Piazza del Campo, a medieval square and public gathering space. Enjoy the flavorful, fresh Tuscan cuisine. Explore the 13th century Duomo di Siena, the shrine of St. Catherine, and look out over the city from the gothic Basillica San Domenico. Stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets and explore the 17 contrade, or districts. Immerse yourself in the cities nightlife or shop along the three main pedestrian streets downtown. Experience the relaxed pace of Italian life.
Siena, located just south of Florence, is an ideal place to develop your intercultural competency skills while you experience medieval and modern Italian culture, food, art and architecture, and politics.
The AHA Siena program offers you the opportunity to study on the Fall and/or Spring Quarter Language and Culture program.
ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
- Fall and Spring quarter program options
- Courses in Anthropology, Art History, Communications/Journalism, Economics, Film Studies, Food and Culture, Geology, History, and Political Science are taught in English
- Intensive Italian language offered at the beginning and advanced levels (100 contact hours)
- Semi-intensive Italian language offered in sequence at the beginning to advanced levels (50 contact hours)
- No previous Italian language study is required
- Service Learning placements in fields of art, education, or social services
- Students can enroll in an optional Italian Cooking course with a local cooking instructor (for an additional fee)
- The city of Siena and destinations outside of the classroom such as the Contrada Museum, the Siena Duomo, and the Basilica of San Domenico are important components of your course work
- Past excursions have included trips to Rome, Florence, Bologna, Venice, and Assisi
- Students live in apartments with other U.S., Italian and/or International students throughout Siena