Program details published here are from Summer 2018. Updates for Summer 2019 including dates, costs, courses, and other specific details will be updated here by early November.
Please be advised that the application process for Summer 2019 will open on December 15th, 2018. At that time, an Apply Now button will appear on this page.
Please plan to attend the Summer Study Abroad Fair in Cox Hall Ballroom on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018, to learn more information about program details, Global Internships, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities.
- Spend nearly 6 weeks in Siena, Italy
- Study the application of chemistry to art, the food and wine industry, and architecture - both in and out of the laboratory and classroom.
- Travel around Tuscany, seeing historic cities such as San Gimignano and Florence.
- Learn at the University of Siena, one of the oldest universities in Italy, founded in 1240.
- Visit art museums to learn about the chemistry of paints and pigments and the process of art restoration
- Live just minutes from the Piazza del Campo, one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares
- Siena is full of exquisite cuisine and historic art, architecture, and museums
- The historic center of Siena is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Siena is surrounded by olive groves and the vineyards of Chianti
- Home of the Piazza del Campo, the Duomo, and Santa Maria della Scala, amongst other cultural landmarks
- Siena is divided into 17 contrades, each of which have their own mascot, and gather to compete in the world-famous Palio horse race twice a year
- Population of Siena: 56,000
Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 15. The application deadline is February 15. Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.
Acceptance Process: This program accepts applications on a rolling basis.
May 24 - July 4, 2018 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)
- Students must meet the regular Emory College Study Abroad eligibility requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
- Visiting students from other institutions are welcome to apply
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
- CHEM 222, 222Z, or equivalent Organic Chemistry course
Program participants take 3 Chemistry courses for a total of 8 credit hours.
CHEM 301: Biochemistry I
Description: 3 credit hours. (Matthew Weinschenk)
(or if CHEM 301 is complete, CHEM 497R: Supervised Reading; for more info see note below)
CHEM 468W: Perspectives in Chemistry
Description: 4 credit hours. (Doug Mulford)
CHEM 475R: Chemistry Seminar (all faculty)
Description: 1 credit hour.
Note about CHEM 497R: Students who have completed CHEM 301 may still attend the program but will take 3 credits of CHEM 497R: Supervised Reading (instead of CHEM 301) for a total of 8 credit hours for the program. Please contact Dr. Weinschenk if you need to take this option.
Residence hall accommodations are provided.
Cost and Funding
A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheet
Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.
Each summer study abroad program will have at least one mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details. Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a mandatory general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.
Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students