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Photography or Culinary in Italy


Students in Italy

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

NWACC partners with Dante Alighieri School in Siena to offer students and community members four weeks of classroom study in the Italian culture and photography or culinary arts.

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View eligibility requirements before applying. 


Additional Information

View the information below to learn more about studying in and exploring Italy. 

May 31: Depart USA for those who choose to fly with the group (XNA to Rome FCO)

June 1: Arrive Rome / tour Plaza St. Peters Hotel / Tour Rome

June 2: Tour Rome / group lunch / dinner on-your-own

June 3: Depart Rome via train for Siena

June 4: Preview session at Dante Cooking School, waking tour of Siena, welcome reception at Ravizza, group pizza dinner

June 5: Explore Siena plus Bruco Contrada tour late afternoon

June 6: Classes begin - language in morning and cooking/photography in afternoon

June 7: TBA

June 8: TBA

June 9: Brolio wine tour after classes

June 10: TBA

June 11-12: Plan your own weekend excursion

June 13-17: Regular class schedule

June 14: Combined dinner with NWACC Foundation Group and NWACC in Italy Students

June 18-19: Plan your own weekend excursion

June 20-24: Regular class schedule

June 25-26: Plan your own weekend excursion

June 28: Farewell Siena pizza part on ground of Quattro Torra

June 30: Last day for all classes

July 1-2: Palio weekend

July 3: Depart Siena for Florence check in Hotel Pierre, tour Florence (private bus)

July 4: Tour Florence and group lunch

July 5: Depart Florence for those flying with the group (Florence to XNA)

Italian Language & Photography Program Fees:

Approximately $5,255 - $5,659 (Based on NWACC Tuition Rate) 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 $5,766 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

Program Deposit Deadline: Dec. 31st 
Program Fee Deadline: Feb. 28th 

Use NWACC's portal to make a payment.  

As a participant, you may pay a reduced rate if you are receiving financial aid, grants, and/or scholarships in benefit your study abroad program. Please email StudyAbroad@nwacc.edu with evidence of awards prior to the program fee deadline to confirm exact payment amount.

Learn how to finance your trip.

Italian Language & Photography Program Fee Does Not Include:

  • 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 31 - July 5, 2022

Participants sign up for photography or culinary arts 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.

Dante Alighieri School  has been proudly teaching Italian language and culture for 40 years. Since 1990, the school has also been providing high-quality study abroad programs in Italy. 

At Dante Alighieri School all language, culture, cooking courses are taught in a dynamic way: the atmosphere is personal, tailored to each student’s learning needs and goals. 

The Institute is located in the medieval city center of Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Siena will welcome you with the words “Cor magis tibi Sena pandit”  (Siena welcomes you with a heart wider than its gate). The school strongly believes in this attitude and will make you feel at home soon! 

Victor Chalfant

 
Victor Chalfant
Coordinator, Graphic Design Program
BH 1153


Vince Pianalto

Vince Pianalto
Coordinator, Food Studies
vpianalto@nwacc.edu
479-631-8604
Brightwater

 

Non-NWACC Students & Community Members

If you are a student from another college or a community member, you are invited to apply to study abroad in Italy too! 

Follow these simple steps: