Student space

Student space

This webpage is thought, written, managed by Siena School's current students.

Interaction is the soul of the study abroad experience! Participate to Siena's social life and let your voice be heard on Siena School for Liberal Arts blog and website!

Student Interview

This is a new segment of interviews with the students of Siena School for Liberal Arts. Our interns sat down with students individually and created a question and answer format conversation about their...

First Impression

My first impressions of Siena were all of awe. I am still fascinated with the views of the Duomo that I see from my host mom’s apartment. Each day it changes slightly, depending on the time of day and t...

The Best Experience

I m Celia, a 19 year old Spanish girl completing my Erasmus at Siena School For Liberal Arts. I am currently working within communications where I help manage social media, graphic design and the school...

The Great Return

  I am currently working with Siena School for Liberal Arts where I will be managing blogs, student activities and social media. This is the great return to the great Siena as I have already studied ...

The Adventure Doesn't End Here

By this time next week, the students—and myself—will have departed Siena, or will be about to depart. They’re thinking about how unbelievable it is that four months just flew by; meanwhile I can’t compreh...

Don't Be Afraid to Get Lost

I’ve always been a bit of an explorer. For example, I’m the kind of person who spends more time clambering over rocks and digging through the sand at the beach than, well, doing actual beach things. I’m...

Unlike Any Other City

My first time in Italy was in Venice. I was on a family trip and we were stopping by London, Budapest, Paris, and Barcelona as well... all within a week. Needless to say, this tasting menu version didn’t s...

Exploring the Beauty of Tuscany

After a long and rainy winter we are finally finding ourselves under that Tuscan sun everyone had told us about. Siena is in its prime: beautiful sunny hillsides visible from our school which is situated...

Friends from Home

One of my best friends from Wellesley is also studying abroad this semester, in Dublin. She had a two-week spring break, and she spent part of it travelling to Italy and visiting me! She flew into Milan...

A Breath of Fresh Air

During my time at a small liberal arts college, I heard plenty about the value of a liberal arts education. Although I’ve spent three years trying to create breadth in my schedule, I often find myself n...

Traveling in Italy

As a study abroad student, you can’t choose a better place than Italy, as there are so many beautiful places to visit that you don’t even need to hop on a plane for. This is both cost and time efficient. Only a c...

Museum Studies in Siena

The most frequent I get asked in Italy is “why did you decide to come to Siena?” My answer, before I left the United States, was, “I want to be in Italy for study abroad, and the Siena School offers a mus...

First Field Trip of the Semester

Our first official field trip was to the Chianti region. Just outside of Siena, among those famous rolling hills visible from the school’s window is wine country. We doubled up in cars and headed down t...

Field Trip to Chianti

For our first field trip of the semester, the students spent the day in the Chianti region of Tuscany. We visited ruins of an ancient castle in the middle of the woods and an organic vineyard. We drove...

100 Days

When I arrived here on the first of September, I had a lot of ideas about who I would be, what I would know, and how I would feel on this day. Two big things I couldn’t have imagined– one, I hadn’t met m...

Thanksgiving 2017

November is coming to a close and December, our final portion of the semester, is upon us. I remember when I first arrived in Siena, I couldn’t imagine celebrating Thanksgiving with this group of people I...

Bookbinding

Out of all of my classes, bookbinding is perhaps the most unique one, if not my favorite. It is held in a workshop and store, and I feel as though I am an apprentice, among papers, leathers, brushes, inks,...

Revisiting Places

When you study abroad, there’s a great pressure to travel, to see as much as you can. As an American, I think we get this feeling particularly strongly since our country is so huge and it’s not feasible to ...

Exploring Florence and Santa Maria Novella

Every time I visit a new city I feel the need to walk around. No matter how many blogs or websites I read about the life in any place, walking still remains the most suitable way to explore. The same thing...

Volunteering Abroad

If there has been any simple truth I have learned, it is that kids across the world are all pretty similar. They all run around crazily and say weird things. They all love meeting new teachers. There are...
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