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Why study abroad at DA Siena means being in good hands
Going to a foreign country for a study abroad program is the dream of hundreds of thousands of US students, but finding the ideal destination can be challenging. You have to take into account many factors in order to find the most suitable solution, such as:
- Location security
- Health and safety policies
- Support services
- Tuition and housing fees
- Cost of living
Learning Italy – DA Siena’s mission is to help the most possible students – with particular reference to underrepresented categories in study abroad – to become culturally-aware global citizens. Because – besides its universally acknowledged educational value – a study abroad program is not only a life-changing experience. But it is also an investment in your future for better opportunities.
So, in order to help you choose the right program, here are 5 reasons to study abroad at DA Siena:
1. Updated, informed, connected
The Forum On Education Abroad is a non profit organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice that develops and spreads standards of good practice, resources, and training for the education abroad. Dante Alighieri Siena is a member of The Forum so to be part of an international dialogue about the issues regarding the study abroad field, and always be up-to-date and offer programs meeting the student’s needs and expectations. Furthermore DA Siena has over 30 years of experience in being an Institute for study abroad programs and has collaborated with many US Universities and Colleges:
- University of Utah
- Embry-Riddle Aereonautical University
- College of Dupage
- Georgia Southern University
- Brigham Young University
- Mendocino College
- University of Illinois Chicago
- University of Notre Dame
- University of Delaware
- Central Connecticut State University
- Saint Mary’s College of California
- University of California Santa Barbara
- University of Tennessee at Martin
2. Safety and Security: international standards
Dante Alighieri Siena’s program is located in the safest city of Tuscany and DA Siena’s President is the contact person of the US Consulate in case of emergency.
Furthermore in the unlikely case a student requires medical attention, the hospital of Siena is one of the most important of Tuscany, whith an Emergency Department that yearly manages over 60 thousand cases free of charge. As said, participating in a study abroad program is an investment in your future, so it needs to be properly ensured.
3. Constant assistance availability
A common concern for everyone who wants to undertake a study abroad program regards the difficulties of navigating the little daily hardships in a foreign country where a different language is spoken. And it is understandable because in a study abroad program even buying groceries can be a new experience. So Dante Alighieri Siena offers a complete support to its students, from housing to travel planning. Also, the Institution has a 24\7 service for urgencies and has a perfect immediate response record.
4. A budget friendly program
Tuition fees are of course one of the main concerns when you want to join a study abroad program. But another issue to take care of is the cost of living throughout your stay. To study abroad at Dante Alighieri Siena also means being able to reduce your expenses thanks to its agreement with the University of Siena. US students enrolled at DA Siena can benefit of the University cafeteria for the cost of approximatively 5$ each meal. Also, the city of Siena is not an expensive place where to live, check here the average price of common groceries and see how you can budget your study abroad.
5. Affordability and Funding opportunities
Dante Alighieri Siena is aware of the high value of a resume-building experience such as the education abroad. That is the reason why the Institution’s policies on tuition fees aim to be as inclusive as possible and to reach out to all students. Also, DA Siena is creating a Grants Office in order to award financial aids and make education abroad more accessible.