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  • Locations: Siena, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Summer, Winter, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CET Academic Programs 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program: Study Abroad Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay
Area of Study: Art, Art History, Classical Studies, Communication, Communications, Culture, economics, European Studies, Film, Fine Art, History, Humanities, International Studies, Italian, Italian Language & Literature, Liberal Arts, Literature, Media Studies, Political Science, Politics, Sociology, Theater/Drama Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Class Eligibility: 1 First Year, 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Program Description:

CET Siena

Siena excursion

CET Siena is for those who want to dive in to the Italian lifestyle. Take one or two semester's worth of Italian language. Electives in economics, international relations, history of art, studio art, film, literature, politics, and more provide the chance to immerse in Italian culture or to fulfill major requirements. You'll practice your Italian outside the classroom, where it counts. Visit a contrada to learn about the Palio horserace one day. Head to Florence to see Michelangelo’s David and the Medici chapels the next. Local roommates or homestays and a faculty-led Traveling Seminar open additional windows to the local landscape. University of Virginia oversees academics, making this program a good fit for serious students of all majors and Italian language levels. Students from all colleges and universities are welcome.

Study in Siena. Immerse in Italy. Then see the rest of Europe.

  • Italian language classes
  • Electives taught in English and Italian
  • Local roommates or host families
  • Walkable college town with plenty to see and do
  • Traveling seminar to Sicily during the fall and spring, Palio horeseraces in Siena during the summer
  • Academic oversight provided by University of Virginia
  • Open to students from all schools
  • No language prerequisite--open to beginner through advanced Italian language levels
Visit the CET website to apply and learn more about this program.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Winter 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.