Your Impact: Course Offerings that are Uniquely SYA


SYA’s curriculum is our mission in action. With an interdisciplinary and student-driven approach, there are no clear lines that separate traditional school from experiences outside the classroom. In addition to their six required courses which typically include host country language instruction, an experiential language course, English and mathematics, students at each campus have their choice of unique electives designed to enhance their local experience. Here’s a look at our most popular offerings at SYA France, SYA Italy and SYA Spain.

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SYA France

Masks made during French Cinema class
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SYA Italy

Samples from SYA Italy's Applied Agroecology Class
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SYA Spain

"Each team will be given a map and a worksheet with specific tasks to complete. Using only these limited resources, here is your assignment: explore the city of Terracina."