freshman, grad student, junior, other, senior, sophomore
CET Siena is for those who want to dive in to the Italian lifestyle while still being close to the rest of Europe. 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. On the weekends, easily hope a train or flight to the rest of Europe. 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
Siena, Italy Explore Italy Through the Lens of Art History and Italian Studies
CET's History of Art and Italian Studies Program in Siena
We invite you to participate in our exciting history of art and Italian
Studies program in Siena. A medieval city located just south of
Florence, and off-the-beaten-path from many other American study abroad
programs, Siena offers an ideal location from which to view Italy's
rich artistic and cultural legacy. You will not only be surrounded by
beautiful art resources, you will also be uniquely immersed in
contemporary Tuscan life. A variety of challenging courses takes you
out of the classroom and into the streets and museums of Siena,
Florence, and more distant cities. Enrolling a smaller group of serious
students, this program offers an alternative to many of the larger
programs in Florence. With its special focus on the history of art and
Italian Studies, it also offers a unique lens through which to view
Italy's inspiring history and culture.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
** Programs may fill long before their final deadline.
* Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.