Languages for Intercultural and Business Communication

University of Siena
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
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University of Siena

About this program

Languages for Intercultural and Business Communication

The three-year degree course in Languages for Intercultural and Business Communication offers an ideal preparation for students who want to improve their language skills and apply them to intercultural communication in multiple working environments. The study plan includes an in-depth study of the Italian language and culture, of the English language and culture, and of a second foreign language and culture chosen from French, Russian, Spanish, German and Chinese: for the latter, introduced in the program of studies starting in 2017, thanks to a collaboration agreement with the Chinese university of Wenzhou, exchanges and stays in China are also planned for UNISI students studying Chinese language and culture.

Alongside the core disciplines, a rich range of related and integrative activities gives the course a unique and professionalizing interdisciplinary character. The not only theoretical but also practical cut of the activities, together with the internship and the possibility of study stays abroad, makes the course form graduates ready as much to the insertion in the world of the job as for the continuation of the studies.

Double Degree option: Wenzhou University (China)

Admission requirements

High school / secondary education (or higher)

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

Procedures at the Italian Diplomatic Representatives

Non-EU citizens

Non-EU citizens are invited to contact the Italian Diplomatic Representation of their countries as soon as possible in order to obtain all the required documents for the pre-enrollment at the University of Siena and for information regarding the VISA process.

EU citizens – Non EU citizens with regular permit to stay – Italians with degrees obtained abroad

They must contact the appropriate Italian Diplomatic Representation in order to obtain all the documents required for enrollment in the University of Siena.

Language requirements

English knowledge

The University of Siena requires all students to pass an English language exam, B1 level, which is also important for those wishing to participate in Erasmus exchange programs at English-speaking universities. This eligibility must be demonstrated by a qualifying examination administered by the Language Center.

Knowledge of the Italian Language

The Italian language proficiency test is mandatory for all non-EU candidates residing abroad who enroll in a course taught in Italian and who do not have a language certification that allows exemption from the test.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The three-year degree course in Languages for intercultural and business communication has two curricula taught in Italian:

  • languages for intercultural communication;
  • languages for the company.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for information.

Program delivery

In addition to in-presence teaching, which continues to be the preferred method also in the next Academic Year, every single lesson will be simultaneously live-streamed and/or video recorded and uploaded on our digital platform for subsequent viewing. This mode is essential for students who are temporarily unable to be on premises.


The amount for each international student is based on the student’s country of origin and the course chosen.

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees


Credits - 180 ECTS

Awards - BA (L-11 Bachelor's degree in Modern Languages and Cultures)

Career paths

Two professional profiles can be acquired by graduates in Languages for intercultural and business communication:

  • Operator and linguistic mediator in the social, tourist, cultural and international cooperation fields
  • Operator and linguistic mediator in the economic and commercial field

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University of Siena

The University of Siena is one of the most a prestigious and historical European Athenaeum (year of foundation 1240); through the centuries it has been consolidating an excellent quality of teaching and research. Now this University is facing a rapidly...

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University of Siena

Banchi di Sotto, 55
53100 Siena

Phone no: + 39 577 23 5028-5197-5194

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