Enrollment and Housing
A maximum of forty students will be accepted for the Siena program, including non-U.S. students. We recommend applying early in order to secure your space in the program.
The University of Siena’s buildings, like many places in Europe, may pose accessibility problems for students with wheelchairs because of steps at the entrance.
Housing will be available through the University of Siena. There will be double and single rooms available.
This year, housing will be contained in the Refugio residence of the Santa Chiara Graduate College, which is relatively close to the law faculty (about 1km or 15 minute walk).
The cost per person at the dormitory is projected to be $950 for a double room, and $1050 for a single room. The exact housing amount will be determined after January, on the
basis of prevailing economic conditions and the exchange rates.
Housing will be available for the duration of the program. A limited number of single rooms are available. While the rooms are well ventilated and the weather is usually cool at night,
there is no air conditioning. Although the building has wifi, not all rooms at the housing facilities will have it, depending on the location of the room. Dormitory accommodations
will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For more details and to view the Rules of Procedure please visit the Refugio website. Please note that anyone wanting to have an overnight guest in their room at the Refugio must obtain prior permission from the Refugio administration.
Practitioners are eligible to stay in single room dormitories based on availability.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for the four week program is $4000. This cost includes classes as well as copies of the course materials and the opening orientation. In addition, there is a $175 charge for
the three field trips. The first field trip is a visit to the many museums in Siena (such as the Duomo, the Pinacoteca and and the Palazzo Pubblico). The second field trip is to Florence and
includes a visit to the Uffizi and a visit to the Carabinieri, the Italian Police, for a speech from the Task Force devoted solely to the protection of art and cultural heritage. The third field trip
is to a looted site and a wine tour in the countryside. The program will cover transportation by chartered bus, lunch, and admission to the museums.
Students will be provided with a free electronic version and free printed copies of all materials used in the courses. The printed copies will be available upon arrival in Siena. There is no need to print the materials before arriving in Siena.
For additional information, including international student financial aid opportunities, please visit our Tuition, Policies and Procedures section.