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Syracuse Academy

Syracuse Academy is a center for international education in arts and culture with a focus on the Mediterranean. Syracuse Academy offers joint programs with MADE Fine Arts and Design Academy and is a University of Siena CILS Italian language examination center.

The campus is located in the city centre next to the archaeological museum and park, within a short walking distance of the seafront and the island of Ortygia. The main building of the campus is a historic villa that boasts over 2 acres of lush botanical garden filled with citrus trees, Mediterranean flora, century-old palms, and magnolias, as well as many other exotic trees and plants. Outdoor lessons, labs, workshops, cultural activities such as open-air movie nights and language exchange events are often held within this enchanting setting.

A peaceful oasis in the heart of Siracusa, where students find themselves surrounded by history, nature and a dynamic community of international students.


Foundation / Pathway program
Art & Design Length Location
Foundation Program in Art and Design 9 months Syracuse

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Homestay with private room and half board: Students may choose to live with a Sicilian host-family in comfortable apartments close to the school with private bedrooms. Homestay accommodation includes 2 meals per day, breakfast and dinner. This type of accommodation guarantees a safe, comfortable and fully immersive experience, which enhances our students’ linguistic and cultural learning.

Shared apartment with single or double room: students may choose to live with other international students attending language and culture courses at the Syracuse Academy. All accommodation is at a short walking distance from the Academy.

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Syracuse Academy

Piazzale San Marziano 1
96100 Syracuse

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Average rating 4.9

Based on 10 reviews

Lei Li
Great classes at the right level for my friend and I. Professional but fun. Good activities and opportunities to develop essential skills and make valuable connections. Definitely recommend!
Addison Martinez
Exceeded all my expectation, all the classes were held in beautiful settings, in these modern classrooms and also conversation classes in the gardens, the workshops were in the beautifully renovated old-style building. I also highly recommend Syracuse Academy if you also want to get a well preparation in Italian language with their incredible t...
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Arina Zubova
I love art, I am especially obsessed by Italian art. I have known Italy for its fame as one of the most crucial centers of discovery in art and culture, and the main phases of its art, especially from the Renaissance to the Baroque and Neoclassical periods. The Foundation Year brings me deep into my interested area with its 'History Of Italian ...
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