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  • Locations: Siena, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Siena School for Liberal Arts 
Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Area of Study: Anthropology, Art, Art History, Arts, Creative Writing, Culture, Independent Study, Internships, Italian, Italian Language & Literature, Music, Photography, Political Science, Service Learning, Studio Art
Housing Type: Homestay Match for Oberlin Spring '22: TBD
Program Description:

                                 Siena School for Liberal Arts Semester Programs

Located in the heart of Siena, the Siena School for Liberal Arts offers a unique study abroad experience in one of the oldest and most beautiful university towns in Italy. Siena is a walled medieval city in the heart of Tuscany, rich in history, art and culture, the city combines colorful traditions with the youthful energy and is only one hour's distance from Florence and three hours from Rome.

The Siena School for Liberal Arts (SSLA) is a Study Abroad program provider which partners with a variety of institutions throughout the United States. Our close ties to the Università degli Studi di Siena (University of Siena) and other local organizations provide opportunities for students to grow both intellectually and culturally.

Students may earn college-level credit through their home university by receiving a Siena School transcript or via our official School of Record, Northern Arizona University (NAU). In addition, students live with Italian home-stay families that are located in and around the city of Siena in order to build Italian Language skills and to provide a home away from home during their study abroad experience.  

The Siena School for Liberal Arts offer semester courses, ranging from 36 to 60 contact hrs, and 2 to 4 week intensive courses with 60+ contact hours during the month of January or the summer. Courses are taught in English in the areas of Anthropology, Art History, Deaf Studies, Fine Arts, History of Music, Italian Language and Culture, Italian Literature, Political Science, and students with advanced Italian Language abilities have the opportunity to take courses at the University of Siena.

Through a unique combination of academic courses, field-based internships, service-learning, workshops, and weekend activities, the Siena School fosters a hands-on engagement with aspects of the Italian way of life during semester, January, and summer study abroad programs.

 More information about the Siena School for Liberal Arts can be found here.