ITALY: SIENA BRDIGE
This unique program allows students who have been offered "Guaranteed Admission" to complete course credit during the fall semester at the International Center for Intercultural Exchange (ICIE). Siena Italian Studies is a study abroad program based at ICIE that provides students with a 'gentle full-immersion' in Italian life, culture, and language. Based in the heart of Siena, this program offers some of the most innovative opportunities in Italy that work to fully integrate the education of language, culture, and service both in and out of the classroom.
|Program Type:||Study Abroad/Host-institution|
|Fall 2013 Program Dates:|
September 4 - December 20, 2013
Break: October 26 - November 3, 2013
|Total Program Cost:||$19,004 (NYS residents)|
$19,424 (non-NYS residents)
Additional information under 'Siena Bridge Program Costs'
|Application Deadline:||Rolling Acceptance (First come, first served)|
The programs offered by Siena Italian Studies are a 'gentle full immersion' in Italian life for highly motivated beginners, intermediate, and advance Italian language students. Courses available are General Education courses, primarily from the areas of language, fine arts, social science, and art history. Students may also participate in service-learning programs to supplement their language-learning.
The city of Siena is located in central Italy in the province of Tuscany. Its medieval architecture and heritage have been kept beautifully intact over the past several centuries, making it the perfect setting to study Italy's history and culture.
Siena is built on three hills, full of steep, winding streets and is enclosed within the circle of its massive walls, some seven kilometers in length. This exquisite hill town lies within easy reach of Florence (one hour), Rome (two and a half hours), and the Mediterranean Sea (one and a half hours).
Its unique landscape has inspired generations of painters. Many of their works hang in the splendidPinacoteca Nazionale. The magnificent Gothic cathedral in black and white marble contains, among other treasures, the Library of Pius II, the humanist pope, Eneo Silvio Piccolimini. the Palazzo Comunale, Siena's city hall, displays an abundance of art that depicts the evolution of local municipal government as we know it.
Students will enjoy home stays with Sienese families who have been selected by the program to participate. Home stays work very well to support language acquisition and facilitate cultural immersion. Students often make long-term friendships with their families after the program is over. SIS provides assistance to students in cultural mediation that helps ensure that housing placements will be successful.
Students who have been offered "Guaranteed Admission" are eligible to participate.
Must be 18 years of age by July 1 (to be eligible for VISA batch processing).
Must be acquire an Italian VISA prior to departure.
To be considered for this program, students must complete an online application. Students will be accepted as applcations are completed. Therefore, the sooner an application is completed, the greater the likelihood of being offered a position in this very limited program.
Specific information about the online applicaiton can be found by visiting the Siena Bridge Apply page.
SUNY Geneseo Study Abroad Office
Sam Cardamone, Study Abroad Advisor
Siena Italian Studies
Program website: http://www.sienaitalianstudies.com/
The tables below give an overview of the costs of this program for the Fall 2013 semester. Table one lists costs payable to Geneseo; table two lists costs payable to 'Others'. If you have any questions about program costs, please call 585-245-5546 or stop by the Study Abroad Office (Erwin Hall 106). All costs are subject to change and currency fluctuation.
Please note: Tuition for the program is payable to the Student Accounts Office and can be paid online. All other payments on Table 1 are made to the Study Abroad Office. The Study Abroad Office is not accepting credit cards at this time.
|Payment||Payment To||Amount||Description||Due in Full||Checks Payable To||Credit Card/Online Payment|
|Application Fee||Study Abroad Office||$20||Application processing fee||With application||'CAS International Programs'||No|
|Tuition||Student Accounts Office||$2,785 NYS Residents; $7,410 non-NYS Residents||SUNY tuition for full time students, per semester.||Upon billing||'SUNY Geneseo'||Yes|
|Program Fee||Study Abroad Office||$11,900 NYS Residents; $7,695 non-NYS Residents||Program fee includes course instruction, full room and board with a host family, airport pick-up in Rome, program orientation, program activities and excursions, books and most class materials, and administrative fee.||Upon Acceptance||'CAS International Programs'||No|
|Health Insurance||Study Abroad Office||$477||SUNY mandated international medical and repatriation insurance.||Upon Acceptance||'CAS International Programs'||No|
Total Payable to SUNY Geneseo: $15,182 (NYS Residents) or $15,602 (non-NYS Residents)
All payments to the SUNY Geneseo Study Abroad Office should be made out to 'CAS International Programs' and sent to the address below:
SUNY Geneseo College
Study Abroad Office
Erwin Hall 106
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
*All costs are subject to change without notice due to factors beyond the control of SUNY Geneseo, including changes in exchange rates.
*All costs listed in the table below are estimates.
|Visa Fee + Italian Permit of Stay||$300||More information about applying for a visa will be provided upon your acceptance into the program.|
|Airfare||$1500||Purchase as soon as possible for best price.|
|Personal Expenses||$2000||Based on four months.|
|International Student Identity Card||$22||Internationally recognized student ID card that can be used to obtain student discounts worldwide. Can be purchased in the Study Abroad Office or at www.myisic.com. Good for one year after purchase.|
Total Payable to 'Others': Estimated $3,822 (all students)
Total Costs Payable to Geneseo + Costs Payable to 'Others' = $19,004 (NYS residents) or $19,424 (non-NYS residents).
*Please note that no financial aid is available for this program.