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Photography, Culinary and Language in Italy: Summer 2020


Study Abroad Italy

Learn Italian and advance your photography or culinary skills in Italy! Experience the country's beauty and historic monuments, palaces, churches and more as you walk the cobblestone streets of Siena. 

NWACC partners with Università per Stranieri di Siena (est.1921) to offer students and community members four weeks of classroom study in the Italian language and photography or culinary arts. One of the most attractive aspects of the Università is its diversity of students. In 2014, students from 95 countries attended the school.

Italian Language & Photography Program Fees:

Approximately $4,646 includes:

  • Tuition and fees for language course in Italy
  • Round trip air transportation (approximately $1,600)
  • Language tutors
  • Accommodations onsite 
  • Day trip excursions related to the program's curriculum
  • Admission to sites and attractions that are part of the program's curriculum
  • Project supplies and materials
  • Health and extraction insurance

Italian Language & Culinary Program Fees:

Approximately $5,506 includes:

  • Tuition and fees for language course in Italy
  • Tuition and fees for Italian culinary course
  • Meals/ingredients prepared during class
  • Round trip air transportation (approximately $1,600)
  • Language tutors
  • Accommodations onsite 
  • Day trip excursions related to the program's curriculum
  • Admission to sites and attractions that are part of the program's curriculum
  • Project supplies and materials
  • Health and extraction insurance

Italian Language & Photography Program Fee Does Not Include:

  • Tuition and fees for three hour NWACC course
  • New passport application fees (if applicable)
  • Visa fee (if applicable)
  • Meals (participants eligible for University of Siena meal plan. Averages 4.50 euro)
  • Optional excursions
  • Immediate medical expenses

Italian Language & Culinary Program Fee Does Not Include:

  • New passport application fees (if applicable)
  • Visa fee (if applicable)
  • Meals outside the classroom (participants eligible for University of Siena meal plan. Averages 4.50 euro)
  • Optional excursions
  • Immediate medical expenses

May 29 - July 6, 2020

Participants sign up for photography with NWACC. All participants will sign up for Italian I or II with the University of Siena (all courses built into the program fees). Course offerings are subject to change.

The Università per Stranieri di Siena (University for Foreigners of Siena) is a public university specialized in the teaching of Italian as well as Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Russian, French, German, Spanish and English. It is located not only in the safe city of Siena but also in one rich in culture.

The university has received the European Label for Languages eight times, from 2004 to 2013. This is an award given by the European Union for language projects that have promoted the teaching and learning of languages through innovation and effective teaching practices, encouraging awareness of European linguistic heritage and motivating citizens to pursue multilingualism throughout their lives. 

Facilities include audiovisual and multimedia center, IT facilities, computer center, linguistic and computer laboratories and a library.

Students are taught in small, welcoming surroundings. Students are taught via "total immersion" into the Italian language. It is recommended that students prepare for the classes by taking free Italian online classes before arriving in Siena.

Victor Chalfant

Victor Chalfant
Coordinator, Graphic Design Program
479-619-4288
BH 1153

 

Vince Pianalto
Baking/Pastry Instructor
Assoc of Science
vpianalto@nwacc.edu
BW 116
631-8604

NWACC makes studying abroad accessible to students through financial aid, scholarships, payment plans and other options. Learn more about various financial options and accessing the payment portal.