Study Abroad in Italy: History of Art & Italian Studies in Siena

Siena town square

Siena, Italy: Is this study abroad program for you? CET Siena is for Italy-lovers seeking immersion. Students take fast-paced Italian language courses that cover one year of material during each term. They also take courses in Italian studies—history of art electives are a program highlight, as they explore every fresco of beautiful Siena. University of Virginia oversees academics. The program is a good fit for serious students of all schools, majors and Italian language levels.

Study Abroad in Siena, Italy: Features

  • Italian language classes
  • Electives in: history of art, studio art, film, literature, politics
  • Local roommates or host families
  • Small “postcard city” with fewer foreign tourists
  • Traveling seminar to the Italian island of Sicily during the fall and spring
  • Academic oversight provided by University of Virginia
  • Open to students from all schools
  • No language prerequisite—open to beginner through advanced Italian language levels

Study Abroad in Siena, Italy: Details

Semester Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Application Deadline 05/01/13 10/15/13 03/01/14 05/01/14
Program Length 15 weeks 15 weeks 8 weeks 15 weeks
Arrival Date 08/28/13 01/26/14 06/01/14 08/27/14
Program Break Oct 21-25 Mar 17-21 NA Oct 20-24
Departure Date 12/14/13 05/10/14 07/26/14 12/14/14
Program Fee $18,990 $18,990 $8,990 $18,990
Recommended Credits 16 16 9 16