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  • Locations: Siena, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: SAI Programs 
  • Restrictions: WWU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/15/2018 ** 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.
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Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: Italian
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Business, History, Italian, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Sociology Housing Options: Homestay
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

Siena Italian Studies • SIS

Siena Italian Studies, SAI offers a study abroad program based at the International Center for Intercultural Exchange in Siena, Italy.

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.

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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