Want to really be a student in Europe, rather than part of a package-deal study abroad program? We’re looking for independent, self-motivated, intellectually curious people who want to study and live as European students do.
You’ll live in the gorgeous Tuscan hill town of Siena, Italy. Weekdays you’ll make your way—along with other students from Europe and around the world—to your classes in the Dante Institute of Siena. There you’ll study world literature and civilization with BYU professor John Talbot, fulfilling your GE 201 Civilization credit. And you’ll take ITAL 101 or 102, taught by the native Italian teachers at the Dante Institute. You’ll be right in the mix of student life in Siena, with access to the wi-fi network, dining halls, and study halls of the 777-year-old University of Siena, meeting students from across the globe.
You’ll be surrounded by the art, architecture, and history that you’re studying. Many of your classes will be conducted on-site in Siena, nearby Florence (the birthplaces of the Renaissance), Volterra, and Rome, making your studies come to life. Living with an Italian family will jump-start your Italian skills and give you unrivaled cultural insight. You’ll get around on local trains and buses, and on weekends you’ll be encouraged to immerse yourself in local culture by traveling around Tuscany on your own.
If you’re looking for an intensive, academically rigorous experiences that allows you to live like a European rather than a tourist, join us at the Dante Institute in Siena this spring.