INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION OFFICE

ITALY

Buffalo State Siena Program
The Siena Program enables students to live with Sienese families and participate in community life, while attending classes taught primarily in English. The academic program revolves around a core of courses including Art and Architecture in Siena, Contemporary Italian Civilization/History of Italy, and Italian language. Additional classes in literature, ceramics, and painting are also offered.

Students take guided tours to Florence, Rome, and other Italian cities to study art, architecture, and Italian culture. Courses are normally taught in the Siena Program office/classroom complex and the art institute. Participants may fly to Italy as a group.

Study Abroad:
$13,500 per semester

Cost estimates include tuition, college fees, housing, meals, insurance, books and class materials, studio fee, excursions, and international airfare.

There is a ten-day break each semester when housing with families is not provided; expenses incurred during the break are in addition to programs costs.

University of Siena Exchange Program - www.unisi.it
For students with greater proficiency in Italian, Buffalo State offers an exchange at the University of Siena.

Exchange:
$8,705 per semester for New York State residents
$11,880 per semester for non-residents

Cost estimates include tuition, college fees, administrative charge, housing, meals, insurance, books, class materials, permit of stay, and international airfare.

Duration
Normally, one semester, however, a full academic year is possible.

Accommodations 

Buffalo State Siena Program
With a Sienese family.

University of Siena Exchange Program
University residence halls.

Eligibility

Buffalo State Siena Program
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and one semester of college-level Italian or equivalent.

University of Siena Exchange Program
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and
two years of college-level Italian or equivalent. Applicants must submit an extended essay written in Italian and will be interviewed in Italian (by phone or in person).

Application Deadlines

Buffalo State Siena Program
April 1 for fall semester; October 20 for spring.

Early application is encouraged; participants will be selected on a modified rolling admissions basis. When we have sufficient applications to warrant phone or in-person interviews, students will be contacted for an appointment.

University of Siena Exchange Program
April 1 for fall semester; October 15 for spring.

Apply now.

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