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COMM to Italy – Siena

The Department of Communication offers an education abroad program hosted by IES Abroad in Siena, located in the Tuscany region of Italy. Siena’s historic city center, anchored by the Piazza del Campo, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Students take classes at the IES Abroad Siena Center located in an 18th century  palace on the Piazza del Campo and live in nearby apartments, which allows for an immersive cultural experience. Siena offers a rich environment for encouraging exploration and social interaction with locals.

During the semester-long program, students take four communication courses taught by three different A&M Communication Department faculty. Courses will be taught in three- or six -week intensive sessions. Students will also take a 10-hour survival Italian class at the beginning of the program. Every Wednesday, IES will arrange visits to cultural sites such as the local Cathedral, Town Hall, and Accademia Musicale Chigiana. Students will also learn about local Italian cuisine, through tours of a pasta shop, gelateria, and bakery. Field trips to cities such as Florence, Rome, and Venice are also included. Weekends and Spring Break will also allow students to travel on their own.

COMM to Italy Spring 2024

2023  COMM Course Offerings:

COMM 335 “Intercultural Communication” (Wallis)

COMM 350 “Theories of Mediated Communication” (Parish)

COMM 480  “Religious Communication” (Parish)

COMM 446 “Communication, Organizations & Society ” (Wolfe)

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For more information

Contact Prof. Nancy Street, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Communication, or Dr. Cara Wallis, Chair of the Internationalization Committee for Communication, or the Education Abroad Office. Also check out the department webpage about Study Abroad.