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 20- July 10

 
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
€ 2450 (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 28- July 10
 
An alternative approach to professional development, this two-week intensive program gives adult professionals and graduate students exposure to Italian Sign Language and Italian Deaf Culture. Such engagement encourages professionals and graduate students to re-examine and strengthen their linguistic and cultural expertise.
 
Program Courses
(60 professional hours for two weeks)
 
Program Cost
€ 1650 (includes tuition, accommodation in a double room, and program fees)
€ 1800 (includes tuition, accommodation in a single room or with a host-family, and program fees)
€ 1200 (includes tuition and program fees)
 
Application Deadline
April 1st
 
Requirements
Native or near-native signers. Involvement in the Deaf-World.
 


Summer Two & Three Week Independent Research & Service Learning Projects

3-week arrive June 20; 2-week arrive June 28
 
Students seeking service learning projects or guided independent research in Interpretation, Deaf Education, or Linguistics, now have that opportunity in Siena. Service learning projects allow students to work directly with the Mason Perkins Deafness Fund, a non-profit whose objective is to contribute to Deaf and Deaf-blind educational and community development in Italy.
 
Program Courses
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OR
Service Learning Project (in collaboration with MPDF)
 
Program Cost
Two-weeks: € 1000 (includes tuition and program fees)
Three-weeks: € 1250 (includes tuition and program fees)
 
Application Deadline
April 1st
 
Requirements
Native or near-native signers. Involvement in the Deaf-World.
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