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  • Locations: Siena, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: GEO (Global Education Oregon) 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:


Program OverviewAHA Siena

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. 

Program Focus

The GEO Siena program is designed for students wishing to combine the study of Italian language (for absolute beginners to advanced) with courses in fields including Anthropology, Art History, Communications, Economics, Food and Culture, History, and Political Science. Students can elect to enroll in intensive Italian language for 100 contact hours at the beginning or advanced levels, or in semi-intensive courses at all levels for 50 hours. Students enroll in the Intercultural Communications course and, combined with a community placement, can elect to earn Service Learning credit. Students opting to enroll in Service Learning can select from a variety of opportunities, including placements at a pottery arts program for the disabled, in a day care center, an elementary school, with the Social and Rescue Services or with a retirement center. In addition to Italian Language and the ICC course, students enroll in one to three additional courses offered on site to round out their Italian cultural experience. In addition to the GEO courses offered on site, students can also opt to enroll in an extra-curricular Italian Cooking Course (for an additional fee).



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Program Provider

GEO Study Abroad

Program Dates

Current GEO Calendar

Areas of Study

This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Communication Studies
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Film Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • Service Learning
  • Sociology


Fall or Spring Term:  Students enroll in 15 - 20 quarter credits

Language of Instruction 


Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters

Host Country Language 




Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-baccalaureate

Minimum GPA Requirements


Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Requirements

No previous language study required 

Program Fee

Program Fees

PSU Fees

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Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.