Italy is best known for its beautiful and romantic landscapes, historic structures and it’s world-famous cuisine. With SPI’s teen Italian language immersion program in Siena, Italy, our students will have a first-hand view into the world of Italy. By fully immersing in the Italian language immersion program, our teen participants not only enhance their language skills and earn college credit, but they also grow on a personal level.
SPI’s teen Italian language immersion program in Siena, Italy is one of a kind. Siena – a city of distinction – is a beautiful medieval town built upon three hills in the heart of scenic Tuscany. The summer brings a wealth of festivities to Siena, such as a thrilling Palio Festival that SPI Siena Program participants have the opportunity to experience with the locals! Also famous for its history, art, cuisine, museums and many medieval treasures, Siena has maintained a unique character and beauty that will charm you.
Though small, the city has a large student population, helping to create an intimate and studious environment perfect for students to immerse in the Italian language and culture. After fun language class, you will have a plethora of places to go and things to do in your free time – from socializing at local pizzerias and cafes, shopping and disovering theatres and cinemas, to visiting world famous museums and art galleries. Siena has it all!
The combination of living with a caring homestay family and taking Italian language courses and elective activities, such as cooking classes, will ensure that the teens in this Italian language immersion program are getting the full effect of Italian culture and daily life. Our teens who have completed th Italian langauge immersion program can’t say enough about it. “The school in Siena was wonderful! Th classes really challenged my language skills and the teachers were so friendly and helpful. They really made learning the language and culture fun!” and “Getting the chance to travel and live in Italy is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it was worth every penny. I loved experiencing a new way of life and a different culture. This program has also really helped prepare me for college and I can’t wait to continue studying new languages!”