Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -Second Day of Classes

Students woke up early, had breakfast, and headed off to classes. The English students walked to the University of Siena campus, while the Visual Arts students made their way to the Duomo, where they painted the surrounding scenery, as well as the decorative Tuscan doors and windows.  The English students worked in groups on seminars based on Dante's cantos.
After class some students remained at the university to complete work, while others did laundry, a bit of shopping or relaxed a bit. This evening we celebrated Emma's birthday.  Her table enjoyed a delicious cake from a wonderful Sienese bakery.  We sang Tanti Auguri to Emma.  We hope you will always remember this special day. Tomorrow we start off our day with a trip to the market!










Tanti Auguri Emma!

























Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018 - Let the Classes Begin!

After a busy week of travel and sightseeing, both the English and Visual Arts  students began their first day of classes in Siena. They showed tremendous focus and respect as they worked on their assignments. 
While the English students attended class in the University of Siena, the Visual Arts students explored various sites and created their watercolour paintings from Saint Augustine Church.  The weather was perfect- sunny, blue skies and not too hot. The locals were very interested in their pieces and looked on.  
After eating lunch at the hotel, the English students returned to the university to work on their group seminars. 
After class, some English students remained at the university to work and some went to the laundromat to do laundry. It was an interesting experience.  Students are learning how to read garment labels and decide which laundry cycle is suitable for their loads.
After dinner at the hotel, the English students stayed back to study as they have a Hamlet test tomorrow.  Some Art students decided to take a break and go into the city. 
Overall, this first day of classes marked a transition from our time in Rome and Florence.  The students were more than prepared to adapt to these changes.














































Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -Second Day of Classes

Students woke up early, had breakfast, and headed off to classes. The English students walked to the University of Siena campus, while the ...