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  • Locations: Siena, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CET Academic Programs 
  • Restrictions: UNC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Brian Henry Program type: Third-Party
Area of study: Art, Art history, Classics, Communication studies, Cultural studies, Dramatic art, Economics, English, European Studies, Global Cinema Studies, Global studies, History, Italian, Media & Journalism, Political science, Sociology Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Eligibility: Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing options: Apartment (shared), Homestay
Language prerequisite: No Language of instruction: English, Italian
Cost for Summer: Over $10,000 Summer Program Duration: 7-12 Weeks
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.


Courses & Credits

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
Study Abroad Credit Transfer: Grade and Credit Conversion Chart
 

Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad

Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  • Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  • Contact your Study Abroad Advisor for further instructions for any additional supplemental application requirements.
  • In order to participate in the program, both the Study Abroad Office and partner institution must accept your application. Note that decision notification timelines may differ.

More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/24/2020
**
Rolling Admission 05/28/2020 07/25/2020

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed

App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1