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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Type(s): Apartment, Homestay Home Campus: Non-U of U, U of U: Utah Campus
Credit Type: Undergraduate U of U Language(s) of Instruction: English, Italian
Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, No Host Language Badge Opportunities: Career Development, Language Immersion
Eligibility: Course Prerequisite(s), Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18 Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
Program Description:

Intensive Italian Language in Siena, Italy

DESCRIPTIONSU15 Italy Language

Siena is located 45 miles south of Florence and is considered the center of the Renaissance. During this program, we will focus on learning all aspects of the Italian language and culture: speaking, reading, and writing. Required classes meet daily, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Centro Internazionale Dante Alighieri, a five-minute walk from the central Campo. You will study with a variety of students (of all ages) from all over the world. Students in the past have enjoyed participating in an optional cooking class in the evenings each week. The goal of this cooking course is to allow you to use the Italian language in a hands-on setting. In this program you will also have an opportunity to take local trips on your own and join a group excursion. 


  • Available credit(s): 6-8 credits
  • Applicants are required to enroll in 2 of the program courses
    • Please consult with your Faculty Director and Academic Advisor to determine course enrollment
  • Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites


  • Possible excursions may include:
    • Local hill towns and villages near Siena
    • Group excursion 
    • Other weekend and afternoon excursions


In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
Badge Opportunities
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options.  Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.

This program automatically earns the Career Development and Language Immersion Badges.
  • Career Development:
    • Students interact with local professionals and entrepreneurs as part of a class assignment.  Previous students have chosen to learn about businesses and organizations that work with the arts, humanities, hospitality and tourism, food production, and other types of business endeavors.  
    • These interactions provide perspective into a variety of professional fields in the host country that can be highlighted on graduate school applications, resumes and during job interviews.
  • Language Immersion:
    • As part of the program, students concentrate on improving language skills and understanding the interaction between culture and language.  
    • Students will have the opportunity to practice using these skills in a variety of authentic and challenging settings.


  • Giuliana Marple, MAT
    • Lecturer, World Languages & Cultures
    • College of Humanities


  • See Housing Type(s) above
  • Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
  • Housing is included in the program cost


  • Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
  • Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
  • Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
  • Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information


The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.

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