Franca Lupo has been more to me on my study abroad program than I could have dreamed. The second I arrived at the airport, she bought me a sandwich because she knew I was hungry, and has been sure to treat me and all other students as her own children. The center itself was always clean, professional, and a great place to host our classes. I have loved this program more than I ever imagined, and would recommend it to anyone! Franca even opened her own home to all 20 of us, and taught us how to make bread and pasta. Her grandmother also made pizza for us. Besides classes at the SCIE center, Franca and her sister organized events/parties on some nights that were a blast! Franca also organized many events for our group, taking care to accommodate any special dietary needs we had.