Academic Year Abroad Siena at the Università degli Studi & the Università per Stranieri
Academic Year Abroad
offers students direct-enrollment at the principal university in
Università degli Studi, which is one of the oldest of the
Italian universities. This university was known to exist as the
Studio Senese as far back as 1240, when it consisted of a Scuola Giuridica,
a Scuola di Grammatica, and a Scuola Medica. Seven centuries
of growth have since then produced a number of other facoltà,
or schools, among which AYA students would, most likely, be interested inEconomia, Lettere e Filosofia, and Scienze Politiche.
In Lettere e Filosofia, courses are offered in Lettere classiche;
Lettere moderne; Lingue e letterature; Scienze dei beni storico-artistici,
musicali, cinematografici, e teatrali; Scienze dei beni
Scienze della comunicazione; Filosofia; Discipline etno-antropologiche;
Storia, tradizione, innovazione; Antropologia culturale e
Archeologia; Filologia moderna; Linguistica; Radiofonia e linguaggi
dello spettacolo e del multimediale; Storia dell’arte; Documentazione
e ricerca storica; Conservazione, gestione, e comunicazione dei beni
archeologici; Teoria della comunicazione e techniche dei linguaggi
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND PHILOSOPHY (SIENA)
Full-time students take 30 credits (according to the Italian system of credits), usually five courses that are the equivalent of 15-16 credits at most American institutions. AYA suggests that prospective applicants consider spending either a full academic year or a spring term in Siena, given that the Fall Term extends from early October to early February, with final exams in late January and February; while the Spring Term runs from late February to mid-June, with final exams in June and July. The following, apart from Christmas and Easter, are holidays in Siena: All Saints Day (November 1); Sant’Ansano (December 1); Virgin Birth (December 8); Epiphany (January 6); Liberation Day (April 25); Labor Day (May 1); Republic Day (June 2); Palio di Siena (July 2); Assumption (August 15); Palio (August 16).
AYA tuition, housing, and cultural activities fees are moderate. Given the recent decline of the Dollar in relation to the Euro, this is an important consideration. AYA also offers a number of scholarships. For application forms, visit our download page here.