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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

By Lavinia Bracci, Fiora Biagi and Isabelle Sophie Thaler A new article, released last October was co-authored by our own Lavinia Bracci and Fiora Biagi as well as our colleague, Isabelle S. Thaler. It stemmed from a deep analysis of European documents and frameworks concerning democratic competences and digital citizenship education and proposes the first steps towards a structured assessment of digital citizenship. You can find it as keynote article 1 in the ICC Journal (Autumn 2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, ISSN 2747-9862).  Or you can click the following link!

The DiCE.Lang project has reached its third and final year! This final phase will be dedicated mostly to dissemination activities. After working on key intellectual outputs, such as a large set of Open Educational Resources and a Teacher Training Package, both focused on Digital Citizenship Education vis-à-vis Foreign Language Learning, the consortium is now aiming at finalizing the policy framework and planning several multiplier events in local contexts for the year 2023. On Oct.3-5 the project’s second last TPM took place in beautiful Riga, where the Latvian partner kindly and efficiently hosted

☀️🇮🇹Maymester in Siena, Italy: May 14 - June 4, 2023🇮🇹☀️ Did you know that you can squeeze a 3-week study abroad experience in before your summer begins?  Don’t let opportunities pass you by! SIS Intercultural Study Abroad has options for everyone!  For example, take a look at this experience that we’ve created for May, 2023.   Program Highlights: Dates: Sunday, May 14-Saturday, June 4, 2023 Experience the beauty of Siena and Tuscany Use Siena as a home-base for exploring Italy and Europe, or stick around and enroll in the 8-Week SIS Summer program! 4 Credits

Our first ever J-Term (January mini-program) is up and running and so far it's been a success!  While getting a study abroad program off the ground these days is a formidable task, the team at SIS is up to the challenge. Right now, seven students from Siena College are discovering what an authentic experience in Italy is really like.  All of them are living with our wonderful host families where they get to practice the Italian that they learn. There's more to the J-Term than just Italian.  Everyone is going to go