University of Oregon – Geo Siena Program

La Lizza, 10
53100 Siena
Telephone: 0577.44990
Fax: 0577.44990
Home Campus Web site:
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Surrounded by soaring medieval towers and Gothic architecture, discover Siena, a Tuscan jewel seemingly untouched by the modern age. Stroll through the Piazza del Campo, one of Europe’s most beautiful civic spaces. Visit the distinctive Duomo and its museum where you will see first-hand works of the Italian masters Duccio and Giotto. Enjoy convenient access to Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice, and Milan. Immerse yourself in historical and contemporary Italy.

The Siena program is open to undergraduate students in all fields of study who meet the following requirements:

  • Sophomore status (minimum)
  • Good academic standing

Selection is based on seriousness of purpose, academic achievement, and individual stability and maturity. Individual university requirements may vary. A minimum GPA and previous language study may be required by your home institution. Check with your study abroad adviser for specific requirements.

The Siena program appeals to students from a variety of disciplines including literature, history, political science, culture, economics, and art history. Each term a U.S. visiting faculty member teaches two specialty courses. Additional courses are taught by local instructors. All courses, with the exception of Italian language, are taught in English. No prior Italian language is required.

All courses offered in Siena are recognized and approved for academic credit by various NCSA member institutions. Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad adviser for more information.