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