UTM in Siena

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Immerse yourself in the sights, tastes, and sounds of beautiful Siena, Italy! UTM in Siena is an affordable three-month program where students earn a semester’s worth of credits while living in the medieval city of Siena, Italy. You will experience all that the region of Tuscany has to offer without interrupting your four-year course of study. Courses in a variety of subjects are offered in English by faculty from UTM, the Dante Alighieri Society of Siena, and the University of Siena

Siena, Italy is an obvious place to study the arts and humanities, and many of the courses offered through UTM in Siena will introduce you to Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture, as well as the culture – both modern and historical – of Siena, of Tuscany, of Italy, and of Western Civilization. And of course, built into each course are cultural experiences in and around Siena, Florence, and the whole of Tuscany meant to enhance your classroom education with first-hand experiences of art and culture from Medieval to modern.

UTM in Siena offers a summer program for students of fashion and fashion merchandizing, and during our fall program, courses in Agriculture, Agribusiness, and Animal Science, and Business and Management. All courses are meant to be fully integrated into the history and culture of Siena and Tuscany, giving students unique hands-on experiences and new perspectives on life and academics. And of course, students will also have time in the kitchen learning to prepare the foods that have made Italy cuisine famous.

Ready to start your journey? Click on your school below for school-specific information and to apply!

UTM Students

UTM Student Application Information

Applications are now open for the Fashion Merchandizing program in Summer 2023 and for our regular program in Fall 2022.

Fashion Merchandizing in Italy

During the summer, UTM in Siena will offer a program for students interested in fashion and fashion merchandizing. From June 7 to July 22, students will take a course in Fashion Merchandizing (3 credits) and Reading the City as a Textbook (3 credits), our cultural immersion course. The trip will begin in Milan, where students will tour the high-end shops and manufacturing facilities that make Northern Italy so important to the world of fashion. Fashion will also be at the center of our visits to Rome and Florence during the trip.

Apply for the Fashion Merchandizing program here.

UTM in Siena

During the fall, we will be running our regular semester abroad, which includes programs for business and management students, agriculture students, and our general education program (for all other majors).

Business and Management students will be able to take courses that are standard for Juniors, including Business Law, Managerial Finance, and Management and Behavior, in addition to a culture course, which you can read more about here.

Apply for the Business and Management program here

Agriculture students will be able to take courses in Agriculture Business and Agricultural Leadership. Excursions for Agricultural students will include an overnight working visit to a goat farm, visits to sheep and cattle farms, and cultivation of grapes and olives. Discover more details on our experience page.

Students of any major can enroll in UTM in Siena and are eligible to enroll for General Education courses, as well as other culture courses offered through the program. See details on which courses are offered here.

Apply for the Agriculture or General Education program here.

Cost

Regular students of the University of Tennessee at Martin wishing to study abroad with UTM in Siena will receive a substantial discount. The price will vary from semester to semester, but summer will be around $6,200 and fall will generally be around $10,000.

Price includes:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some textbooks
  • All university and course fees
  • Museum entry and excursion fees
  • Airfare from Nashville to Rome
  • All other transportation costs

As all costs will be charged to your Banner account, any financial aid you receive during a regular semester at UTM can be used toward the trip, including Hope Scholarships, Chancellor’s Awards, Dean’s Scholarships, Pell Grants, Stafford and PLUS loans, and university and state employee tuition waivers.

In addition, every UTM student is eligible to apply for an SGA Student Scholarship through the Center for International Education. For more information on this award, click here.

For other scholarship opportunities, please visit our Fund Your Program page.

UTK, UTC, & UT Southern Students

If you are a student at one of our sister campuses, participating in UTM in Siena will require regular communication between UTM and your home institution. Before applying, visit your university’s education abroad office and your academic advisor and inform them that you are considering studying abroad with us. They will be able to assist you in preparing to study abroad, especially in ensuring that the credits you earn with us will transfer to your home institution and count toward your graduation. Please have them email siena@utm.edu or reach out to UTM in Siena Director Joseph Ostenson with any questions.

Applications are now open for the Fashion Merchandizing program in Summer 2023 and for our regular program in Fall of 2023.

Fashion Merchandizing in Italy

During the summer, UTM in Siena will offer a program for students interested in fashion and fashion merchandizing. From June 7 to July 22, students will take a course in Fashion Merchandizing (3 credits) and Reading the City as a Textbook (3 credits), our cultural immersion course. The trip will begin in Milan, where students will tour the high-end shops and manufacturing facilities that make Northern Italy so important to the world of fashion. Fashion will also be at the center of our visits to Rome and Florence during the trip.

Apply for the Fashion Merchandizing program here.

UTM in Siena

During the fall, we will be running our regular semester abroad, which includes programs for business and management students, agriculture students, and our general education program (for all other majors).

Business and Management students will be able to take courses that are standard for Juniors, including Business Law, Managerial Finance, and Management and Behavior, in addition to a culture course, which you can read more about here.

Apply for the Business and Management program here.

Agriculture students will be able to take courses in Agriculture Business and Agricultural Leadership. Excursions for Agricultural students will include an overnight working visit to a goat farm, visits to sheep and cattle farms, and cultivation of grapes and olives. Discover more details on our experience page.

Students of any major can enroll in UTM in Siena and are eligible to enroll for General Education courses, as well as other culture courses offered through the program. See details on which courses are offered here.

Apply for the Agriculture or General Education program here.

Cost

​​​​​​The summer Fashion Merchandizing program will cost $6,900 (Airfare included), while the fall program will cost $11,900 (Airfare NOT included).

Price includes:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some textbooks
  • All university and course fees
  • Museum entry and excursion fees
  • All transportation costs within Italy
  • Official transcript

For scholarship opportunities, please visit our Fund Your Program page.

All federal financial aid for which you qualify, including Pell Grants, Stafford loans, and PLUS loans, can be applied to the cost of the trip. Additionally, scholarships at your home institution may also be available to use toward the price of UTM in Siena. Contact the Financial Aid office at your home institution and ask whether they have a Consortium Agreement with the University of Tennessee at Martin.

For questions concerning financial aid, contact Dr. Joseph Ostenson (jostenso@utm.edu).

Tennessee State University Students

As a TSU student, participating in UTM in Siena will require regular communication between UTM and TSU. Before applying, reach out to Mr. Mark Brinkley , Director of International Education at TSU, and express your desire to participate in our program. Work closely with your academic advisor as well to ensure that the credits you earn with us will transfer to TSU and count toward your graduation. Please have them email siena@utm.edu or reach out to UTM in Siena Director Joseph Ostenson with any questions.

Fashion Merchandizing in Italy

During the summer, UTM in Siena will offer a program for students interested in fashion and fashion merchandizing. From June 7 to July 22, students will take a course in Fashion Merchandizing (3 credits) and Reading the City as a Textbook (3 credits), our cultural immersion course. The trip will begin in Milan, where students will tour the high-end shops and manufacturing facilities that make Northern Italy so important to the world of fashion. Fashion will also be at the center of our visits to Rome and Florence during the trip.

Apply for the Fashion Merchandizing program here.

UTM in Siena

During the fall, we will be running our regular semester abroad, which includes programs for business and management students, agriculture students, and our general education program (for all other majors).

Business and Management students will be able to take courses that are standard for Juniors, including Business Law, Managerial Finance, and Management and Behavior, in addition to a culture course, which you can read more about here.

Apply for the Business and Management program here.

Agriculture students will be able to take courses in Agriculture Business and Agricultural Leadership. Excursions for Agricultural students will include an overnight working visit to a goat farm, visits to sheep and cattle farms, and cultivation of grapes and olives. Discover more details on our experience page.

Students of any major can enroll in UTM in Siena and are eligible to enroll for General Education courses, as well as other culture courses offered through the program. See details on which courses are offered here.

Apply for the Agriculture or General Education program here.

Cost

The summer Fashion Merchandizing program will cost $6,200 (Airfare included), while the fall program will cost $9,900 (Airfare NOT included).

Price includes:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some textbooks
  • All university and course fees
  • Museum entry and excursion fees
  • All transportation costs within Italy
  • Official transcript

For scholarship opportunities, please visit our Fund Your Program page.

All federal financial aid for which you qualify, including Pell Grants, Stafford loans, and PLUS loans, can be applied to the cost of the trip. Additionally, scholarships at your home institution may also be available to use toward the price of UTM in Siena. Contact the Financial Aid office at your home institution and ask whether they have a Consortium Agreement with the University of Tennessee at Martin.

For questions concerning financial aid, contact Dr. Joseph Ostenson (jostenso@utm.edu).

Other Campus

If you are not currently a UTM student but wish to participate in UTM in Siena, doing so requires regular communication between UTM and your home institution. Before applying, visit your university’s education abroad office and your academic advisor and inform them that you are considering studying abroad with us. They will be able to assist you in preparing to study abroad, especially in ensuring that the credits you earn with us will transfer to your home institution and count toward your graduation. Please have them email siena@utm.edu or reach out to UTM in Siena Director Joseph Ostenson with any questions.

Fashion Merchandizing in Italy

During the summer, UTM in Siena will offer a program for students interested in fashion and fashion merchandizing. From June 7 to July 22, students will take a course in Fashion Merchandizing (3 credits) and Reading the City as a Textbook (3 credits), our cultural immersion course. The trip will begin in Milan, where students will tour the high-end shops and manufacturing facilities that make Northern Italy so important to the world of fashion. Fashion will also be at the center of our visits to Rome and Florence during the trip.

Apply for the Fashion Merchandizing program here.

UTM in Siena

During the fall, we will be running our regular semester abroad, which includes programs for business and management students, agriculture students, and our general education program (for all other majors).

Business and Management students will be able to take courses that are standard for Juniors, including Business Law, Managerial Finance, and Management and Behavior, in addition to a culture course, which you can read more about here.

Apply for the Business and Management program here.

Agriculture students will be able to take courses in Agriculture Business and Agricultural Leadership. Excursions for Agricultural students will include an overnight working visit to a goat farm, visits to sheep and cattle farms, and cultivation of grapes and olives. Discover more details on our experience page.

Students of any major can enroll in UTM in Siena and are eligible to enroll for General Education courses, as well as other culture courses offered through the program. See details on which courses are offered here.

Apply for the Agriculture or General Education program here.

Cost

The summer Fashion Merchandizing program will cost $6,900 (Airfare included), while the fall program will cost $11,900 (Airfare NOT included).

For scholarship opportunities, please visit our Fund Your Program page.

All federal financial aid for which you qualify, including Pell Grants, Stafford loans, and PLUS loans, can be applied to the cost of the trip. Additionally, scholarships at your home institution may also be available to use toward the price of UTM in Siena. Contact the Financial Aid office at your home institution and ask whether they have a Consortium Agreement with the University of Tennessee at Martin.

For questions concerning financial aid, contact Dr. Joseph Ostenson (jostenso@utm.edu).

Want More Information?

Want to learn more about the courses offered through UTM in Siena? Check out the Courses page. Here you will find course titles and descriptions for courses offered during our various programs.

Want to learn more about the experience of studying abroad with UTM in Siena? Check out the Experience page. Here you will find information about housing, student excursions, dining options while abroad, and the DA Siena and UNISI facilities.

UTM in Siena
CONTACT:
Dr. Joseph Ostenson
LOCATION:
325D Holt Humanities Building
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238