Summer Program

A study abroad opportunity directly related to sign language and Deaf culture, this unique full-semester program provides ASL users a linguistic and cultural immersion into the transnational Deaf-World.



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Summer Program

Summer Program
A study abroad opportunity directly related to sign language and Deaf culture, this unique full-semester program provides ASL users a linguistic and cultural immersion into the transnational Deaf-World.
Summer Program

 

Summer Study Abroad for Signers

June 18- July 8

 
This exciting three-week summer program offers signers an opportunity to engage in a Deaf-World that expands beyond America. This immersion program provides ASL users a foundation for transnational engagement that invites a fresh perspective on ASL as a visual and spatial language. Additionally, students will take basic Italian, providing them a tool to better navigate life in the city of Siena.
 
Program Courses
 
Program Cost
€ 2850 (includes tuition, accommodation in a double room, and program fees)
 
Application Deadline
April 1st 
 
Requirements
ASL IV or equivalent. Good academic standing.
 
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Summer Adult Professionals & Graduate Student Program

June 18- July 8
 

Our three week program for professionals offers a full immersion into Italian SignLanguage (LIS), combined with an overview of Italian Deaf Culture, Deaf Education and Deaf History as well as an in-depth exploration of the world of Interpretation in Italy. Instruction takes place through both our resident teachers and a variety of visiting lecturers who specialize in different areas. It is aimed at encouraging a comparative experience-based discussion between professionals in their fields and their colleagues in our country. 

Participants are invited to apply their professional backgrounds in the context of a multicultural dialogue whilst learning about the specificities of the Italian Deaf and Signing world.

Program Courses
Italian Deaf Culture & History: 30 hrs
 

Program Cost

€ 2850 (includes tuition, accommodation in a double room, and program fees). Single rooms or studio apartments can be organized at an increased cost. Please contact us if you wish to reserve this type of accommodation. 

 

Application Deadline

April 1st

 

Requirements

Fluent ASL.

 


Summer Two & Three Week Independent Research & Service Learning Projects

June 18 (or 25)- July 8
 
Service Learning Project
 
Students wishing to have practical application of knowledge they learn through a service learning project, or internship, will have an opportunity to directly contribute to the Italian Deaf and Deaf/Blind communities. By working closely with our non-profit partner, theMason Perkins Deafness Fund (MPDF), students can assist in various projects such as the creation of educational materials for Deaf children, contributing to a tri-lingual online magazine that informs communities about sustainability and arts for social justice, or other ongoing projects. 
 
Independent Project
By working with top professionals in their fields, the Siena School DST department enables students entering the program with specific interests to pursue Interpretation, Deaf Education, or Linguistics, an opportunity to delve into those topics. Students must indicate their research topic and nature of interest during the application process for review and approval before being admitted into the course. Alternate topics can be proposed, but are subject to review and approval. This course is ideal for students working on a thesis, research paper for publication, or similar aims.

 

Application Deadline

April 1st

 

Requirements

Fluent ASL.

 
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