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 and transportation to Siena, 4 weeks of apartment living, 2 weeks of language and culture classes at the Dante Alighieri school in Siena, 3 gourmet cooking classes, excursions to Sienese landmarks, an overnight to Florence, a tour around the Tuscan countryside to see Pienza and La Foce in Val d'Orcia,  the chance to attend the Palio, and pre-program meetings at Armstrong. Students must enroll in  six credit hours.

Program Costs: the package cost is $4,525


This cost includes the following items:

Airfare and transportation from Savannah to Siena
2 weeks of conversational language and culture classes taught by Italian experts from the Dante Alighieri school
3 gourmet cooking classes
Welcome & farewell group dinners
4 weeks of accommodations in double rooms in shared student apartments w/shared bathroom & kitchen facilities
Overnight excursion to Florence (hotel, museums, travel to/from Siena)
Day trip to Pienza and La Foce in Val d’Orcia
Entrance fees and tours of Siena’s cultural sites
Health/Accident Insurance

The package cost does not include:

Optional excursions to Rome and/or Cinque Terre

Meals except those provided in the culinary demonstrations 

Armstrong tuition. Note that students enrolling for only the Siena-based courses are not required to pay on-campus fees for the summer term
Passport costs

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 (D.A.)                                 
PHIL 2030 - Introduction to Philosophy (Simmons)
PHIL 4000 - Italian Enlightenment Philosophy (Simmons)                                                   
HIST 3000 – History of Italy (Belzer)         
HIST 5670 –History of Women and Gender in Italy (Belzer)



Dates: June 20- July 18, 2015
Cost: $4525 plus tuition

Contact: Dr. Allison Belzer
Phone: 344.3210

Contact: Dr. Jack Simmons
Phone: 344.2653