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Siena School in Italy offering two and three-week summer 2018 programs on Italian Sign Language

Siena School in Italy offering two and three-week summer 2018 programs on Italian Sign Language

Summer 2018 program dates:

  • Summer Study Abroad for Signers (June 16- July 7)
  • Summer Professionals & Graduate Students Program (June 16- June 30)
  • Summer Two or Three Weeks Independent Research Project (June 16th – June 30 or June 16-July 7)
  • Summer Two or Three Weeks Service Learning Project (June 16–June 30 or June 16-July 7)

Application deadline:  March 15, 2018

Further information regarding programs*, program pricing, online application link, and other helpful information is available on the Sienna School website:

Please contact Christine Brown if you have any questions: Want to join us in Siena? Begin your online application today!

What former students have said about our programs:

  • “Go to the Siena School. It was the best decision I ever made!”
  • “Signing with Deaf Italians was amazing! We communicated with community members & learned new signs outside of the classroom. I learned so much!”
  • “The Siena School is a great opportunity for any professionals to learn Italian Sign Language and culture! Definitely opens your eyes.”
  • “Don’t think about how much it will cost your wallet when you will grow so much from this rich experience. I don’t want to leave!”
  • “Siena taught me a lot. My professors expanded my knowledge. I’d definitely come back again. There is no place like Siena – especially the Campo, my favorite!”
  • “A multilingual experience in Siena for three weeks is truly eye-opening. There is no program like this and I’m thankful for the opportunity to learn LIS, interact with the Italian Deaf community and meet all kinds of people from all over the country.”
  • “Beyond amazing! This opportunity opened my eyes to a brand new world that I had no idea existed!!”
  • “I loved experiencing Italy while communicating in a multitude of languages. The staff was so helpful, I met so many wonderful people and new friends, and the program is definitely one I’ll never forget!”
  • “I would do it again in a heartbeat. Siena is such an open-minded city where you can be free to be as you are. Italians have a desire to communicate whether you can hear or not.”
  • “This place will forever have a special place in my heart.”

General Info: Deaf Studies Programs: Sienna School's sister school, the Siena Art Institute: Non-profit partner, the Mason Perkins Deafness Fund:

*If you are a faculty member or department chair and are interested in coordinating a faculty-led trip, a semester program or future opportunity, please contact

See the attached flyer for information about our exciting Deaf Studies programs!

Related Document:
Siena School Deaf Studies 2018

Posted by Jarvis Grindstaff | Posted November 8, 2017 at 9:30 AM


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