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  • Locations: Siena, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring Term
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: GEO (Global Education Oregon) 
  • Restrictions: Carleton applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
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Areas of Study: History Housing: Apartments
GPA: 2.5
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Stones and Stories: Trekking Italian Landscapes in Siena

The Via Francigena is a pilgrimage route dating to early medieval times which became an important source of social and economic exchange. The route played a central role in the renaissance in Siena and broader Italy and was experienced by such travelers as St. Francis of Assisi, author Mary Shelley and her husband, and Italian Nationalist Guiseppe Garibaldi.  You will explore the natural and social history of the Via Francigena, with an historic and literary focus on the route from the thirteenth century to present. You will learn about the geology, natural history and microclimates through which the Via passes not only through reading, but also travelling along the trail.

GEO program fees cover cover tuition, housing, excursions, books and course materials, local transportation pass, and on-site orientation. Insurance and a 24-hour emergency service are also included. For information on scholarship funding, please visit the Scholarships page on our website.

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To apply, you must complete the following two items:

1. Program application. Visit the GEO website for information and program application. 
2. Carleton OCS Application for Approval. Click Apply Now above to begin. 

NB the application deadline listed below is for the Carleton Application for Approval. The program's application due date is stated on its website.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Term 2025 01/16/2025 ** NA TBA TBA

** Applications must be completed by the App Deadline stated above.