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Photography and Language in Italy: Summer 2020

Study Abroad Italy

Experience Italy'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. One of the most attractive aspects of the Università is its diversity of students. In 2014, students from 95 countries attended the school.

All participants will take an Italian language course with the Università in Siena by Università instructors and can choose between photography and journalism with NWACC instructors. The program may be taken for college credit or audit.

Approximately $5,500 includes:

  • Tuition 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

  • 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

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
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