Type of Program: Semester
City: Siena, Italy
When offered:Fall or Spring
Cost: See Program Costs page

While living with Sienese families and participating actively in the life of the community, students will attend classes taught primarily in English.  Students will also take tours to Florence, Rome, and other Italian cities as part of their coursework in order to explore art, architecture, and Italian culture.  Students will also have the opportunity to attend workshops that will enable them to experience aspects of Sienese life, such as the pressing of olive oil and attending a private organ recital in the Palazzo Comunale.  Siena, encircled by centuries-old walls and overlooking the Tuscan countryside, is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Italy.  Siena is also the birthplace of the Renaissance and its illustrious sons, including Dante, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Medici.  Courses offered include Art and Architecture in Siena, Italian Civilization/History, and Italian language.  Except for language courses, classes are conducted in English.  Students are required to take Italian.   This program is offered in cooperation with Buffalo State College and is offered fall and spring semester.  Please visit the SUNY Buffalo website.

Eligibility and Prerequisites

Students must have declared a major and have taken prerequisites for the courses.  Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence. Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 are eligible to apply.

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2016

For Study in Fall 2016

Application and $500 deposit

September 25, 2015

February 26, 2016

Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session one week prior to the application deadline in the Office of International Studies in order to obtain an application.