Siena Summer Program

Maymester in Siena, Italy

Why spend a study abroad Maymester in Italy with Siena Italian Studies?

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There’s no doubt that a study abroad experience has the potential to be wonderful, incredible and even life changing. Like so many things though, it can be difficult to find the time to fit study abroad into your broader educational plan.

Our short-term Maymester option could be the perfect solution for this problem. The program is designed for students who wish to study abroad for a short period of time without giving up opportunities for rich, cultural immersion.

The cozy medieval town of Siena is less than an hour away from Florence and only a few hours away from Rome. Siena is one of Europe’s best cities for students who seek a study abroad experience that is safe and that at the same time will provide lifelong memories. Since 2004, Siena Italian Studies is one of the leading immersion programs in all of Italy.

Come see for yourself why Siena Italian Studies is the best choice for your study abroad experience!

Program highlights

  • Dates: May 10th-31st, 2020
  • Experience the beauty of Siena and Tuscany
  • 4 Credits available
  • Choose from 3 special edition courses
  • Use Siena as a home-base for exploring Italy and Europe, or stick around and enroll in the 8-Week SIS Summer program!

Maymester overview
In this special SIS program, students have the opportunity to study abroad for a shorter period of time. During the three week program, students will choose one full-length special-edition course (45 hours) and take one mini-course of 15 hours of Italian Language. All students are hosted with one of our host families, and all meals are provided when with the program. What is especially unique about the Maymester offering is that, for the first time ever, select SIS content courses can be taken in English. No previous knowledge of Italian is required (though beginners are welcome in ALL SIS programs!). As with all SIS programs, a series of course-related and additional cultural activities and visits will be included. 
So what are you waiting for? Apply now or write to info@sienaitalianstudies.com!

Special courses offered:

  • Italian Language (mandatory)
    • 15 hours (1 credit)

Plus ONE of the following content courses

  • International Business: Tuscan Agriculture and Craftsmanship*
    • 45 hours (3 credits) course taught in English
  • Tuscan History Through Art and Literature*
    • 45 hours (3 credits) course taught in Italian
  • A Green Renaissance: Sustainable Development in Siena and Tuscany*
    • 45 hours (3 credits) course taught in English

What’s included:

In addition to courses:

Airport pick-up (only for groups of 8+); Accommodations in one of our trusted host-families, All meals, City museum visits; Internet use @ facilities; Day trip to Florence; Day trip to Sienese countryside and wine tasting; 2 course-related excursions; opportunities for service-learning in the community; SIS staff assistance.

*Courses need to meet minimum enrollment requirements to be activated. Where minimum enrollment is not met students may be given a second choice course.