See how a family birthday is celebrated in an Italian home. Watch TV with your host dad and ask him his views about Italian politics. Get your host mom to teach you the secret to making her delicious marinara sauce. Living in a homestay gives you a chance at true immersion and exchange. Your host family will love learning about your culture, and more importantly, they will love sharing theirs with you.
Roommates are local university students selected by CET. If you choose this option, you’ll share your apartment with other CET students and one local roommate.
The CET Center is located in Siena’s historic downtown—close to cafés, restaurants, and the main bus station. It’s at the Center that you’ll take your classes and meet with faculty. But after class, you can also chat with staff, jump on the wifi, use the printer, or just hang out with peers in the student lounge.
If you stay in a homestay, you’ll eat breakfasts and dinners with your family. For other meals, or if you stay in an apartment, cook for yourself or take your pick of Siena’s many restaurants and cafés offering mouthwatering food.