Academics at SYA Italy

Home to 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Italy is sure to stimulate your mind, whether interested in science, art, architecture, archaeology, history, modern languages, classical studies or contemporary global issues.

SYA Italy's curriculum seeks to capture this wide range with a multidisciplinary, dual-language approach. It provides students with an in-depth understanding of modern-day Italy by examining the ancient cultures from which it sprang and the contemporary challenges and opportunities that being a European Union member state entails.

All students are required to take six courses, including Italian language, English, math and Experiential Italian. Students participating in the semester program will receive .5 credits per course while yearlong students will receive 1 credit per course.

Sample courses can be viewed below. The course catalog for the 2021-2022 academic year is not yet available. Click here to view last year's course catalog. You will also note that many of our courses are denoted as "FW" which means that the course involves a fieldwork element designed to challenge students in the broader community.

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Sample Courses at SYA Italy