Summer in Siena, Italy
Siena Italy

The Armstrong Summer in Siena program is a 4-week Study Abroad program in which students take courses in Siena, Italy, studying the rich culture of Italy firsthand. The program includes airfare to Italy, 4 weeks of apartment living, gourmet cooking classes, excursions to Sienese landmarks, a daytrip to Florence, a tour around the Tuscan countryside, a long weekend visit to the Amalfi coast to see the ancient ruins and visit the beach, the chance to attend the Palio, and pre-program meetings at Armstrong. Students must enroll in  six credit hours.? 

About Siena 

?Surrounded by olive groves and the vineyards of Chianti, Siena is one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany. Set on three hills, the world-famous medieval city is drawn together by winding alleyways and steep steps, with the Piazza del Campo at its heart. Famed for the Palio, the annual historic horse races that take place on 2 July and 16 August, it is also home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, ensuring a vibrant Italian student atmosphere throughout the academic year. In addition to the bustling daily life of the streets and squares of the city, Siena offers many cultural events, concerts, cinema, theatre and a wide range of sporting activities. ?Few geographical areas in the world can boast of the variety of environment that surrounds Siena. To the north, sit the rich Chianti landscape, woven with vines and olive-trees throughout the hills, and beautiful towns like San Gimignano. South of Siena, the Arbia valley leads to the hill-top town of Montalcino. Westwards towards the coast are captivating coastline towns, like Castiglione della Pescaia, and nature reserves, like the area called Maremma. With such natural beauty within easy reach by car or public transport, Siena is a great base for a Tuscan experience. The Chianti area, between Florence and Siena, is one of the most beautiful countrysides in Italy.?? 

Program Costs: the package cost is $4,050


?This cost includes the following items:

Roundtrip airfare from Savannah to Italy and transportation to and from Siena. 
?4 weeks of double rooms in shared student apartments with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.
3 cooking classes taught by a gourmet Italian chef at the Dante Alighieri school.? 
A primary health insurance policy providing basic coverage for medical expenses.
Visits to the major Sienese cultural sites (Duomo, Palazzo Pubblico & Torre di Mangia, Ospedale complex).
Welcome and farewell dinners in Siena.
An excursion to Florence to visit the great museums and historic landmarks.?
An afternoon tour of Tuscany including visits to Pienza and the estate and gardens of La Foce in Val d'Orcia.
A long weekend trip south to Herculaneum, Salerno, and Paestum- hotel, meals, admission tickets included.
Options group excursions to Sicily and Rome can be arranged.
Study Abroad fee.

The package cost does not include:

Food, except for 5 dinners in Siena.?
Optional group excursions. 
Passport and related expenses.?
Armstrong tuition for these courses. Obviously, since students are receiving Armstrong credit, tuition is still due. (However, students will not need to pay on-campus fees such as athletic fee, et cetera., totaling approximately $350-$400.  The technology fee and mandatory fee will still be required.)?

All costs are subject to change because of unanticipated increases in airfares or other program elements or fluctuations in monetary exchange rates. The program administrator will make every effort to keep program costs as advertised and will inform prospective participants of any changes as they occur.? ? 

Courses Available

?SABR 2960 - Language and Culture Abroad?
HIST 3000 - History Of Italy
?HIST 5470 Gender Studies
?PHIL 2010 - Introduction to Philosophy?
PHIL 3120- Medieval Philosophy



Dates: June 22-July 20, 2013
Cost: $4050 plus tuition and airfare

Contact: Dr. Allison Belzer
Phone: 344.3210

Contact: Dr. Jack Simmons
Phone: 344.2653

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