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Cinquanta Anni - Siena International Overseas Program

Teachers and student alumni pictured here at the reunion dinner. Events were held October 18-28, 2011. This is the longest running SUNY International Program.

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Siena Program Fall 2012 Semester

Students in the Siena Program on a course field trip. As a part of the program students travel with their teachers to places around Italy. Students learn about architecture while they stand in front of the buildings that they study. View courses at the link below.

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Buffalo State Siena Program      

One of the qualities that makes our program unique and we have been accredited for, is the special friendly atmosphere one can experience and feel when getting in touch with us.

The loving and positive relationship among all the components of the program (faculty, host families, students) is almost tangible and goes far beyond the general requirements for a formally pleasant working environment.

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.

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).

Siena Information

 Download the Siena Brochure
 Download Siena Week Spring 2013