The Siena School for Liberal Arts is committed to:

Fostering academic excellence
by choosing only highly qualified staff, being guided by the Standards of Good Practice of the Forum on Education Abroad, and accepting students only from select American liberal arts colleges and universities;

Developing social awareness and responsible action
by providing service-learning opportunities and promoting discussion about international differences in approaching social needs;  by working closely with local and international groups addressing important issues such as Deaf accessibility and education,  and socio-economic and environmental sustainability;

Encouraging multicultural citizenship and international awareness
by promoting dialogue between students and people from all over the world who live and work in Italy;

Creating an environment for the exchange of ideas
by responding to students' ideas and inviting international academics, researchers, and artists to share their experise and insight with the Siena School, the local community, and the University of Siena through conferences, lectures, seminars, and workshops;

Exploring academia's commitment to its social context in a multidisciplinary fashion
by working closely as a team with our teachers and staff to create a stimulating academic and social environment for our students' intellectual growth;

Building international partnerships between European and American academic institutions
by working on collaborative research projects within Italy, Europe, and America, initiated by the Siena School in conjunction with our partner institutions all over the world.