Mission, Vision & Beliefs


Dante Alighieri Siena's mission is to serve the hosting community and transform students' lives by guiding them to succeed in becoming culturally-aware global citizens as well as exemplary ambassadors of the Italian culture. DA Siena is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and to enhancing students' international education experience by conveying to a multi-cultural student body its love and passion for the Italian language, the Italian culture and the city of Siena. DA Siena inspires critical thinking, self-independence, personal growth and a passion for learning.

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Dante Alighieri Siena's vision is to be a leader among Study Abroad Centers in Italy and an ideal partner of North American Universities and educational institutions for successful programs in Siena. DA Siena strives to achieve international distinction for its innovative spirit,academic and student-support excellence, creativity, love for diversity and openness to LGBT community. DA Siena aims to be a preeminent institution of a multi-cultural student body by bringing together the best of all cultures and societies in a real cross-cultural learning environment and the highest-quality Italian language courses in Italy.

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Dante Alighieri Siena's purpose is to disseminate Italian language and culture in the world and to be the leading organization of Study Abroad programs in Siena and Italy by providing the highest level of education and setting standards of excellence recognized by the educational community on a global perspective.

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Long-Range Goal: DA aims to be recognized as the leader in Study Abroad Programs in Italy for providing the highest quality education and student support services.

Three-to-Five-Year Goals:
- DA continuously develops innovative programs customized to students' evolving needs;
- DA maintains its financial security and stability in order to achieve its mission and goals by growing to have a larger business impact;
- DA recognizes and seizes opportunities for growth that builds upon its strengths and competencies;
- DA demonstrates commitment to employees by promoting and rewarding based on performance and by creating a work environment that reflects our values;
- DA serves society by being an economic, intellectual and social asset to the community of Siena and Italy.

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