Siena in Siena Year 9 Program
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Siena in Siena Year 9 Program

We are excited to announce the launch our Siena in Siena Year 9 Program, commencing in 2026. The program will provide all Year 9 students at Siena College with an enriching educational experience in Tuscany, Italy.

During a three-week journey, students will fully engage with the local community in the heart of Tuscany, in a small town called Tavarnelle, experiencing Italian culture and traditions. They will continue their academic studies, connect with peers from a local high school, and explore the language, history, cuisine and regional produce. Each group will also contribute to a community project, fostering a sense of belonging, service and connection. Students will also travel to Rome, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Pisa and Assisi, deepening their understanding of our Dominican values and charism, and following the footsteps of St Catherine of Siena to grasp her relevance in today’s world.

In 2023, our first pilot group of Year 9 students experienced a three-week immersion program in Tavarnelle. This year, we have a second pilot group embarking on a similar journey. In 2025, Year 9 students will have the opportunity to be part of an expanded, final pilot program.

This exciting program will allow students to embrace every opportunity – to do more – ensuring that they are empowered to explore, learn and grow; to ultimately be equipped with knowledge, confidence and compassion to be more in their future.

Further details about our Siena in Siena Year 9 Program will be made available later this year.

“The trip is something I’m going to always remember, and it was one of the greatest experiences I’ve had in my life... it was my first trip overseas and it couldn’t have been any better. The best things about the trip were the food, meeting the local community and immersing myself in the Italian culture, and being there with my friends.”

- Cartia, Year 9 2023