The NRCSA Center in Siena was founded in 1979, and since that time it has been welcoming students from a many nationalities and all ages to study language, art, and Italian culture. The Center located in the city center of this charming medieval city.
All teachers are native Italian speakers, hold university degrees, and are specially trained to teach Italian to non-native speakers. Needless to say all of the teachers are very highly qualified. All teachers also attend a teacher-training course organized by the Director of Studies before teaching there first day of teaching. Additionally, each teacher must specialize in an area of Italian Culture, such as: History of Art, Literature, Theatre or Music.
The Center is also recognized by the European Consortium as an examination center for the PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) exam at various levels of knowledge.