SAI Programs: Study Abroad in Siena

Location: Italy: Siena

Term: Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year

Dates: See SAI's website for program dates and deadlines.

SAI Programs

7160 Keating Avenue Sebastopol, California 95472 United States

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Phone: 800-655-8965

Fax: 707-824-0198


At Siena Italian Studies, SAI offers a study abroad program based at the International Center for Intercultural Exchange in Siena, Italy. SIS programs are a ‘gentle full-immersion’ in Italian life for highly motivated beginners, intermediate and advanced Italian language students. SIS offers some of the most innovative programs in Italy that work to fully integrate the education of language, culture and service-learning, in and out of the classroom.

SIS's programs are intended for students with a wide range of motivation for studying abroad. From acquiring a mastery of the Italian language, to using a local Renaissance chapel as your art history classroom, to working alongside the city's volunteer medical assistance team, Siena Italian Studies provides you with the means to create an unforgettable experience abroad.

Siena is one of Tuscany's most celebrated cities and has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Students who participate on SAI's Italian Studies program will find themselves surrounded by the exquisite art, architecture and cultural treasures offered by Siena and her surroundings.


SAI Programs is a complete study abroad program offering comprehensive and affordable educational programs paired with exciting cultural experiences in five Italian cities, as well as Paris, London, and Barcelona. Our programs include US university credit and our host schools are considered among the finest in their respective academic areas.

Since 1995 SAI has offered students the very finest English-speaking study abroad programs available. Headquartered in beautiful Northern California, SAI offers a diverse range of summer and semester programs. Each unique program has been carefully designed in collaboration with the host institution to maximize the student experience; both in terms of academic rigor and cultural exploration.

There are no language requirements to attend any of SAI's programs and we provide a full range of student services, including enrollment and registration, housing, visa consultation and a team of full-time, on-site Program Coordinators.

We invite you to join us for a remarkable cultural and academic experience!

Degree Level


  • Italian

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Italian
  • English

Cost in US$:

Program costs vary. Please see SAI's website for details.

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Full program cost includes:
US academic credit (if applicable) for up to 18 credit hours
Admission services from application to completion
Student Visa Consulting
Airport pick-up on check-in day
Welcome reception and events
Health insurance
Housing: family home stay with half board
Orientation: comprehensive introduction to your city and program
24 hour emergency support line
Services of an On-site Program Coordinator providing
Two night excursion
Cultural activities throughout the term
Farewell evening and reception

Credit Available


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Italy


Application Process Involves
  • Transcript
  • Online Application
  • Essay
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
Year Founded