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The Siena School for Liberal Arts:   In the intensive three-week program at the Siena School, American students have the opportunity to learn Italian Sign Language (LIS) and written Italian, both in class and through interaction with Deaf Italians. At the same time, Deaf Italian students learn ASL and written English. Therefore, all students benefit from the presence of linguistic models during the course of learning. [article "Inside Higher Ed]


The Siena School offers 3 summer courses of interest to Gallaudet students:

1) Intensive 3-week immersion for deaf students, "VSIE 600: LIS, Cultural Studies and Italian" (75 contact hours)

2) Intensive 3-week immersion for hearing students, "VSIE601: LIS, Italian and Italian Deaf Culture" (84 contact hours)

3) Intensive 2-week immersion for deaf and hearing professionals,"VSIE 602: LIS and Cultural Studies" (60 contact hours)

  • Each course will be equivalent to 3 Gallaudet elective credit hours
  • Students should sign up for the specific name of the course.
  • You must fill out the registration form available in the Registrar's Office. Click here to download the Siena Registration Form [2011].
  • You must fill out the Siena School application (available online) and submit it to the Center for International Programs and Services - contact Larry Musa, lawrence.musa@gallaudet.edu, Dawes House, 106B.
  • You pay Gallaudet and Gallaudet pays the Siena School for tuition costs. You are responsible for the costs of travel, room, and board.

For more information about this opportunity, visit http://sienaschool.com/it/1097/Semester-Courses.htm.

Contact in Italy: Miriam Grottanelli (m.grottanelli@sienaschool.com)






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