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Dante Alighieri, Siena

Siena , Italy

Italian Language, Culture and Gastronomy center in Siena

We are a multi-national learning center for Italian Language, Culture and Gastronomy. Our mission at Dante Alighieri Siena, is to help students not only learn Italian in Italy, but also to experience Italian history and culture on many levels. In addition to our academic excellence and high quality classroom learning and instruction, students are offered the opportunity to participate in co-curricular cultural excursions and social activities.

Courses

G8 INTENSIVE TOP CHOICE
From 17 years old 12 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
25 December—5 January

This popular language course consists of 20 group lesson per week and is compulsory for students who need to obtain an Italian visa. Lessons are held from 9:10 am to 1:00 pm leaving the afternoons free to participate in the the optional Cultural and Social Activities which the school offers, to study independently or to absorb the Italian culture in the many local meeting places throughout our city. The last hour of each morning is dedicated to workshops in which students study in greater depth. Generally every Monday: listening and comprehension, Tuesday: reading and comprehension, Wednesday: speaking, Thursday: writing and Friday: games. These classes are designed to deepen the practical use of the language at a more interactive level.

Accommodation

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Shared Apartment

15 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 18
No meals

This solution (private room in an apartment with kitchen and bathroom shared with other students and/or landlord) offers more independence and responsibility than living with a family. The number of rooms per apartment varies from 1 to 7. Double rooms are for students travelling together only.

All the apartments can be reached easily on foot or by bus in 10-15 minutes. The apartments are furnished and you will find everything in the kitchen to cook your own meals. Not all of the apartments have an oven or a washing-machine.

Host Family

20 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 0
Breakfast only/breakfast only

Staying with a family is an exciting experience. There is probably no better way to be immersed in the host culture than to share everyday life with a family. Living with a host family provides a direct introduction to Italian family life including the delights of Italian home cooking! We can arrange single or double rooms with half board (breakfast and dinner included) or breakfast only in one of our carefully selected families. Double rooms are for students travelling together only.

Our families are always very pleased to welcome you into their homes. We have a wide variety of families, not all of them couples with children. Some are young, some older, some single-parent families, and some widows. The latter especially enjoy the company of students, and will introduce you to the stream of visiting relatives.

Please note that you will not be entitled to cook or use the kitchen area - Bed and Breakfast in Homestay choice may not be extended for a duration of over 2 weeks.

Transfer

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Flights

Flight is not included. We recommend you to book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.
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About school

Address
Via Tommaso Pendola, 37
Students
Average age: 27
  • United States — 26%
  • Switzerland — 12%
  • Australia — 14%
  • Germany — 9%
  • Japan — 4%
  • Israel — 6%
  • United Kingdom — 5%
  • France — 2%
  • Sweden — 3%
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