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    CET Siena

    CET Siena


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Italy
    • Credit Awarded: College
    • Program Length: Two Months, Academic Year, Semester
    • Start Month: January, May, August
    • Category: Language
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Homestay, Student Apartment
    • Affiliation: Gap Year Association
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Whether you choose one or two semesters' worth of Italian, in Siena you have the chance to practice the language every day—in class, with your Italian roommate or host family, or just out in the city at a market or café. On the semester program, opt for a volunteer placement that matches your interests, including opportunities to teach English at a local school, help out at a youth home for migrants and refugees, or assist the local volunteer ambulance group.

    Life in Siena

    There are many ways to get to know Siena and the Tuscany region during your time on the program. From shopping at open-air markets, to taking a dance or cooking class, to attending Viareggio’s Carnevale, you always have a new and exciting activity to look forward to. You can also spend your time giving back to the community, volunteering with a local organization such as a soup kitchen or nursing home.



    CET Siena students have two housing options: Share an apartment with other CET students and a local roommate or live with a local homestay family. Either way, both options are an immersive experience that help you practice your language skills, discover Siena, and gain a deeper understanding of Italian society and culture from an inside perspective.



    You take two Italian language courses: an intensive course available at 5 different levels that covers two semester’s worth of material in one term, and a supplementary course that allows you to dive into a local topic of interest to help shape your language lessons, activities, and excursions throughout the term.  



    Join the group on an excursion to Bologna, included in the program. Learn to cook Italian cuisine, visit the Ferrari Museum, and explore the city through guided tours.