Dante Abroad by Dante Alighieri Siena
Study Italian in Italy - Authentic Italian experience

In our Study Abroad Program students are encouraged to fully take advantage of their stay in Italy. Learn Italian not only in the classroom but through your everyday life in Siena. Our on-site lectures, academic excursions, visits to museums, field trips, hands-on cooking classes and internships will surely broaden your learning experience. Culture courses and seminars are taught in English so you can fully understand subjects we cover such as: Art history and Architecture, Italian History, Performing Arts, Literature, Anthropology, Economy, Health and Nutrition amongst others.


Dante Alighieri Siena's mission is to serve the hosting community and transform students lives by guiding them to succeed in becoming culturally-aware global citizens as well as exemplary ambassadors of the Italian culture. DA Siena is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and to enhancing students international education experience by conveying to a multi-cultural student body love and passion for the Italian language, the Italian culture and the city of Siena. DA Siena inspires critical thinking, self-independence, personal growth and a passion for learning.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, December 9, 2011


To be a leader among Study Abroad Centers in Italy and ideal partner of North American Universities and educational institutions for successful programs in Siena. To achieve international distinction for its innovative spirit, academic and student-support excellence, and creativity. DA Siena aims to be a preeminent institution of a multi-cultural student body by bringing together the best of all cultures and societies in a real cross-cultural learning environment.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, December 9, 2011


To disseminate Italian language and culture in the world and to be the leading organization of Study Abroad programs in Siena and Italy by providing highest level of education and setting standards of excellence recognized by the educational community on a global perspective.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, December 9, 2011


Long-Range Goal: DA aims to be recognized as the leader in Study Abroad Programs in Italy for providing the highest quality education and student support services.

Three-to-Five-Year Goals:
* DA continuously develops innovative programs customized to students evolving needs;
* DA maintains its financial security and stability in order to achieve its mission and goals by growing to have a larger business impact;
* DA recognizes and seizes opportunities for growth that builds upon its strengths and competencies;
* DA demonstrates commitment to employees by promoting and rewarding based on performance and by creating a work environment that reflects our values;
* DA serves society by being an economic, intellectual and social asset to the community of Siena and Italy.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, December 9, 2011

Core Values

The Core Values set out the type of organization that DA Siena is, the way in which it will carry out its mission and deliver its Vision.

* Delivering academic and logistical excellence;
* Creating an atmosphere of mutual trust, safety and respect;
* Striving for excellence in all that is provided - each person's contribution is critical to DA Siena's success;
* Effectively collaborating, always looking for more efficient ways to serve students and the hosting community;
* Being open, honest, direct, transparent and reliable in establishing partnerships;
* Professionalism and Readiness;
* Facing challenges with optimism;
* Listening, caring and serving;
* Creating a welcoming, inclusive and collaborative hosting community;
* Respecting students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds and faith traditions.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, December 9, 2011


The city of Siena

The city of Siena

The school

Dante Alighieri, Siena
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