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Application Instructions


We are accepting applications now for summer 2019.

Benefit from our discount on multiple program fees: apply to more than one program and we will deduct 10% from your second tuition fee.

SGPS Programs are open to any of the following applicants: college and university students interested in the field of preservation, continuing education students, people with working experience in the fields of restoration, preservation and other related fields. All applicants must be over 18 years old and consenting adults.

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Please use our online application link above. If you have any problems with the form, you can also download one of our forms in Word: Download Application Form

Required documents

Please also submit the following documentation as soon as possible. These documents should be emailed to pwithers@iirpsemail.org, but the letter of recommendation should come directly from your professor or employer. This documentation should be received by the application deadline (March 15), but if there is a delay please contact Polly Withers, administrator, at pwithers@iirpsemail.org.

  1. If you are currently a student: a transcript from your college or university to document that you are enrolled in an institution of higher learning;
  2. If you are applying as a graduate: proof of your college or university degree, (if you have no degrees, proof of work experience in the field of conservation or related fields);
  3. All applicants: one letter of recommendation from a professor or employer; and
  4. All applicants must submit proof you are 18 years or older: copy of passport is preferable, or birth certificate or driver’s license.




Participants stay in apartments or houses that are available in the town of San Gemini, sharing bedrooms that can vary from two to three beds. There are also shared bathrooms. All apartments have kitchens with cooking utensils and laundry. We provide a weekly change of linen (bed sheets and one towel). Click here to read more about accommodations


Final costs will be set after March 15th, 2018. Costs may vary up or down from this estimate according to enrollment or  currency fluctuations.
Tuition to programs A, B, C, D, E & F includes:
Academic costs (equivalent to 6 units), transportation during academic field trips within Italy that are part of that course, materials and tools*.
Tuition for Intersession Field Trip to Siena, Florence and Rome includes:
Academic costs (equivalent to 1 unit), transportation, hotels and breakfast, museum tickets when part of organized academic tours, (This trip is optional and not part of regular programs; students must enroll and pay for this program separately.) Read more

Students in program D have the option of taking course #207  Restoration in Italy – Issues and Theory  at no additional cost.

Click here to read about getting credit for participating in our programs.

San Gemini Preservation Studies
International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies

203 Seventh Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
tel. 718 768 3508