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Siena

Italy

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As a quaint town of about 70,000 residents, Siena, Italy feels like a best-kept secret.

Nestled in the breathtaking Tuscan countryside, Siena is an amazingly well-preserved medieval city. You can create your own intimate Italian experience when you study abroad in Siena, where you will truly experience what life in Italy is really like.

Ready to escape to Tuscany and study in Siena? Apply today.

Programs

Siena - Business & Economics of Italian Food & Wine

Siena
,
Italy
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$13,000
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Siena - Study in Tuscany

Siena
,
Italy
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$17,440
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Siena Summer - Tradition & Cuisine in Tuscany

Siena
,
Italy
Length: 
Summer 2018, Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,275
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Siena's Top Five

Explore the Region

Discover the Tuscany countryside surrounding Siena through field trips, personal travel, and more.

Wander Through the 17 Contrade

The 17 neighborhoods of Siena date back to the Middle Ages and still define life today.

Taste Traditional Tuscan Dishes

From world-famous olive oil to bistecca fiorentina, there’s plenty to taste throughout Tuscany. Our tip: try the pasta e fagioli!

Join the Film Club

Get together with classmates and friends to watch movies filmed in Siena and then explore their filming locations.

People Watch in the Piazza Del Campo

Grab a snack, a book, or some friends and head over to the Piazza to spend an afternoon lounging in the sun.

The Latest from Siena

Jan 15 11:58pm
Siena

The Joy of Packing

by Amanda

A short guide to packing for your study abroad. Do your research, get motivated (with Marie Kondo, of course), and pack what makes you happy.

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Jan 6 1:12am
Siena

Sweet Home Chicago - Dealing with Reverse Culture Shock

by Andrea

I’m home! Though I’m excited about the next semester, there was so much that I wasn’t expecting to be shocked or surprised by when I got home. I knew that reverse culture shock was a thing that I was probably going to experience, but I wasn’t really sure what aspects would bother me. Here are a few things that I noticed were major differences between my life in Siena, and my hometown of Chicago.

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Jan 6 12:53am
Siena

Gnocchi Night - Hard Work is Delicious

by Andrea

Italy – the country where every city boasts an extensive history of food and wine. Every city you visit has something they are famous for, whether that be the pizza in Naples or the tortellini in Bologna. Spending a semester in Siena, I quickly learned to appreciate high-quality food and the process of creating it.

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Jan 5 7:57pm
Siena

Falling in Love With Italy - A Mini-Travel Guide from Siena

by Andrea

Italy is one of the most incredible countries in the world, full of culture, food, and adventure. One of my main focuses when coming to study abroad in Siena was getting to know my host country as much as possible. Therefore, I focused most of my travel within it and spent as much time as possible seeing what makes it so special.

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Dec 12 1:44pm
Siena

12 Gifts for Students Studying Abroad

by IES Abroad

Our recent alumni shared their thoughts on the best gifts for students studying abroad, and we complied it into a helpful gift guide. Enjoy!.

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