Enrollment and Housing
A maximum of forty students will be accepted for our 2015 program, including non-U.S. students. Application deadline for the Siena program is May 31. In 2014, the program had 36 participants from 23 universities, including 2 LLM students, 2 non-law graduate students, and 2 practitioners. In 2013, the program had 12 participants from 8 universities, including one non-law graduate student, two international students, and one student sponsored by the University of Siena.
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, 2015, on the basis of prevailing economic conditions and the exchange rates.
Housing will be available from May 31 – June 26. 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.
Students may make their own accommodations if they wish, but Siena is crowded in the summer, so it may be difficult and expensive to find other housing.
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 Duomo in Siena. 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.