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We humans like to move around.  Sometimes we visit new places because we're curious.  Other times we move from one place to another because certain conditions force us to do so.  Whatever the reasons, throughout history we can see so many examples of people moving from one place to another.  When we move, we bring our culture with us and at the same time, we are exposed to new cultures.  It's only natural that things eventually blend together. Recently, we've been posting a lot about our Home 4 The World service-learning

The Iftar celebration that unfolded in Siena at the Oratorio Salesiano La Magione on April 3rd, 2024, was nothing short of remarkable. Words like amazing, extraordinary, and fascinating perfectly encapsulate the experience, yet unexpected and surprising are also appropriate. Our students from U.S. universities such as Siena College, SUNY Geneseo, The Ohio State University, and Eastern University bore witness to one of the most unique intercultural events in our 20-year history as a study abroad program. Engaged in the Service-Learning project, Home 4 The World, SIS students confront the realities that

SIS Intercultural Study Abroad's unique approach to international education centers on Service-Learning.  Over the past 20 years, we have developed and continually refined sustainable Service-Learning projects that engage international students in addressing local issues as part of their educational experience in Siena. The basic foundation of Service-Learning Service-Learning transcends mere volunteering, encompassing a learning cycle that involves in-class academics, planning, field execution, and reflection back in class. From the classroom to the soccer field and back We take great pride in the ongoing progress of our current projects. One of our flagship courses, Interdisciplinary

This year we celebrate our 20 year anniversary.  We've been reflecting on our unique story as an ambitious and creative study abroad program.  Our roots will always be tied to the small town of Siena, Italy.  Thats where it all began and it's where we still offer tons of opportunities. Yet, our ambitions have always been broader. Our relationship with the city of Brussels began when five young students from Siena chose to go to university at the ULB Université Libre De Bruxelles.  Through them, we were able to see the

At SIS, our eyes are always on the future.  Our world is evermore a digital one and we want to be active contributors to a future that can harness digital power for enriching, human endeavors.  Of course, we are experts in foreign language instruction and in intercultural communication, so that's the field where we naturally feel that we can offer plenty of insight. We are proud to share this contribution that features team of international experts including our own Lavinia Bracci and Fiora Biagi.  This is another shining example of how

It’s been a long and winding road, but SIS is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2024! In 2004 Lavinia Bracci set out on her own to create a new standard for full-immersion study abroad in Siena and Tuscany.  SIS was to be a new sort of study abroad experience where students would be exposed to the Italian culture from all directions and challenged to interact with, understand and grow within that culture.  SIS has been all of that and more, but it hasn’t always been easy.  Our unique school relies on

🌍 Discover Your World with SIS Intercultural Study Abroad! 🌍 🇮🇹 Siena, Italy 🇮🇹. We offer a semester in the charming city of Siena, Italy, where history, culture, and adventure await. With SIS Intercultural Study Abroad, you can: Live with a host family and 🍝 Indulge daily in Tuscan flavors and authentic Italian cuisine. 🏛️ Explore Timeless Beauty: Roam the enchanting streets of Siena, visiting the magnificent Siena Cathedral and experiencing the thrill of the Palio di Siena. Participate in meaningful Service-Learning projects. MORE ABOUT THE SIENA SEMESTER PROGRAM>>>     🇧🇪 Brussels, Belgium

Embarking on a study abroad adventure is an exhilarating journey, offering students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a new culture, broaden their horizons, and acquire invaluable life skills. When it comes to making the most out of your study abroad experience, choosing to live with a host family through SIS Intercultural Study Abroad can be a game-changer. Let's delve into the numerous benefits of living with a host family during your study abroad experience with us! Cultural Immersion Like No Other:Living with a host family provides an unparalleled

Over the past few months, SIS has been designing a COIL project on Intercultural Dialogue in collaboration with University College Utrecht. Today, on September 12th, we held the first meeting introducing the goals of the project, its partners and possibilities of its implementation in beyond the digital world. This and upcoming meetings will involve UCU Italian and Intercultural Communication students, our SIS students for the Global Citizenship course and our refugee students from Project Proventus in line with Home4theWorld. The meetings will revolve around exploring the various facets of Intercultural

Just days ago, alongside the opening of our Fall 2023 semester, we opened the door once again to our Home4theWorld students. Coming from various countries all around the globe, these students attend our classes with a common goal: learning the Italian language. This is one of the keys to a successful integration into Italian society and for these young students, learning it can help ease many of the challenges they face on a daily basis. With Home4theWorld, our priority is transforming not only how well our students speak compared to the