Orientation activities are underway for the newly-arrived students of the Spring 2018 semester at the Siena Art Institute and Siena School for Liberal Arts.
Our students arrived to Florence and then we spent 2 nights at the Fattoria San Donato agriturismo which is outside of San Gimignano, between Siena and Florence. We had to go through some arrivals paperwork like the permit of stay application and Itailan language placement test as well as some more fun activities like discussions of cultural customs in Italy. A big highlight was touring the historic center of San Gimignano and visiting the contemporary art installations at Galleria Continua. Today is the start of our 3-week intro unit, with mornings dedicated to our intensive courses for Italian Language and culture, and afternoons scheduled with activities to explore Siena and begin the projects in the context of the Art & Society course.
You can find more details on our semester program calendar linked here.