Gap at CET Siena is an Italian intensive language program for students who have graduated high school.
Whether you've previously studied Italian language, or you're just interested in getting to know Italy better—a gap program at CET Siena is the perfect starting point. You'll take an intercultural communications class that takes you on a 4-day trip to Sicily, and an intensive language course alongside other gap students and college undergraduates. Alumni will tell you there's no better way to dive into Italian culture than to speak to locals. And in Siena, with its small-town feel, it won't be long before you're chatting up neighbors and shop owners on your way to class or community members at your volunteer placement. And after your time in Italy, you'll have the experience and tools for success in college.
- Intensive Italian language courses alongside undergrads and other gap students
- Spend 2 to 3 afternoons each week volunteering at a local organization
- Live in a homestay with an Italian host and at least one other student
- Traveling Seminar to Sicily with group
- Receive an official transcript from the University of Virginia at the end of the program