Program Information
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Winter 2020: Siena, Italy LLCU
January 04, 2020 - February 02, 2020
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
03/04/2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMDH102
03/27/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMDH104
04/08/2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMDH102
04/29/2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMMDH204
05/13/2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMDH102Note date change.
08/28/2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMMcDowell Hall Rm 106
09/03/2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMPurnell Hall Rm 326
09/09/2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMMcDowell Hall Rm 106
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/22/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMDH106
11/12/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMDH106
12/03/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMDH106
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
Program Description
Siena, with its medieval character remarkably preserved, blends a rich cultural tradition with the ambiance of modern life. The city’s narrow streets and quaint alleys lead to striking views of history, art, and folklore. Siena’s location in central Tuscany is very convenient for excursions to Florence, Pisa, and Rome.

Upon its arrival in Rome the group spends several days in a 4-star hotel next to the majesty of the Coliseum. They visit the historical landmarks, such as the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museum, the enchanting Fontana di Trevi, the baroque Piazza di Navona with the three renowned fountains.

From Rome the group takes a two-days excursion to three cities: the famous and the ancient Pompeii, once covered by the ashes of the volcanic mount Vesuvio; Naples, with its breathtaking view of the gulf, the beautiful castles, the archeological museum, monuments and the lively streets, with shops everywhere for an enjoyable strolling around; Caserta, with the splendor of the Royal Palace and the most beautiful park in Europe with its wealth of vegetation, its abundance of waters, statues, and prospects. An excursion to Assisi is also planned.

During the stay in Siena, a two-day excursion to Florence and students will stay in a four-star hotel. In Florence they will visit the Uffizi Galleria where the most part of the Italian art is preserved. In Siena students reside either singly or in pairs in private Italian homes. Bedding and linen are provided, as well as breakfast and dinner daily. Students will be given an allowance for lunch during the four days school week.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Europe, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Rome. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Siena, con il suo aspetto medievale sorprendentemente intatto, abbina a una ricca tradizione culturale un’atmosfera di vita moderna. Le suggestive stradine della città conducono a sorprendenti scorci di storia, arte e tradizioni. La posizione di Siena, nel centro della Toscana, è estremamente conveniente per escursioni a Firenze, Pisa e Roma. Al loro arrivo a Roma, gli studenti alloggiano per alcuni giorni in un hotel a 4 stelle vicino al Colosseo, monumentale simbolo della città eterna. Visite guidate sono organizzate per presentare i luoghi e i monumenti più rinomati del mondo, come il Foro Romano, la Fontana di Trevi, Piazza Navona e i Musei Vaticani. Da Roma il gruppo si sposta a Napoli, antica città greca, con il suo incantevole golfo, i bellissimi castelli, il museo archeologico, i monumenti, i pittoreschi ed allegri vicoli di Spaccanapoli e le ampie strade del lungomare. Durante il soggiorno in questa città sono previste due visite guidate: una, agli scavi di Pompei, la città coperta dalle ceneri nell’eruzione del Vesuvio del 79 d.C., e un’altra, alla splendida Reggia vanvitelliana di Caserta con il più bel parco d’Europa, ricco di rigogliosa vegetazione e di suggestive fontane. Durante il loro soggiorno di tre settimane a Siena, gli studenti nei weekend si recano a Venezia e a Firenze. A Venezia è prevista la visita alla Basilica di S. Marco, al Palazzo del Doge e ad una vetreria. A Firenze gli studenti ammirano fra le varie opere i capolavori presenti nella Galleria degli Uffizi e nell’Accademia dell’Arte. In entrambe le città hotel a 4 stelle ospitano il gruppo. A Siena gli studenti risiedono in camere singole o doppie presso famiglie scelte appositamente per loro dal direttore del programma. Prima colazione e cena sono offerte loro quotidianamente dalle famiglie ospiti. Per il pranzo una somma adeguata è dispensata ad ogni studente nei giorni di lezione.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
Please note: This program is designed for elementary- and intermediate-level students of Italian (i.e. those who have not yet reached the 300-level). All students take ITAL 208 and choose one language course depending on their level of Italian.
ITAL 106: Italian II - Elementary/Intermediate (4 credits)
Completion of basic Italian. Increasing mastery of the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Prerequisite: ITAL 105 or two to three years of high school Italian acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.
ITAL 107: Italian III - Intermediate (4 credits)
Review of grammar, continued practice in speaking and writing, reading texts of average difficulty.
Prerequisite: ITAL106. Four years of high school Italian acceptable in lieu of prerequisite. Satisfies College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
ITAL 206: Culture Through Conversation (3 credits)
Discussion of topics drawn from contemporary Italian life. Designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge of Italian culture while improving their oral and aural language skills.
Prerequisite: ITAL 107.
ITAL 208: Italy: Past and Present (3 credits)
An introduction to Italy, its history, its culture, its people, their way of life and the issues confronting them.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Restrictions: Taught abroad only, in both English and Italian. Not for major credit. Does not satisfy the language requirement.
UNIV 370-090: Study Abroad - Siena, Italy DLLC (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
The Winter Session Program in Siena is designed for any student regardless of major who has completed either Italian 105 (Italian I, Elementary) or its equivalent, or two to three years of high school Italian. Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale). We encourage freshmen to apply!

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $650.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,385.00$6,404.00
Final Program Fee$3,450.00$3,450.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,865.00$9,884.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$650.00$650.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 30, 2019
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Roberta Morrione
Faculty Director
Foreign Languages and Literatures
319 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Riccarda Saggese
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
30 E. Main St., R303, Jastak-Burgess
File Downloads
Siena 17W PPT

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.