If you are looking for a study abroad program so dedicated to its students and presenting the best that Italy has to offer, look no further than here! The staff with IES worked with me from the day I sent in my application until I returned home and confronted my reverse culture shock. Siena may not be the largest or most infamous Italian city, but it contains some of the richest history in the world and the most passionate citizens. With a smaller class sizes, professors get to know you on an individual level and do all they can to help you succeed. The staff is consistently presenting in and out of class options for immersing yourself in the Italian culture and my suggestion would be to capitalize on these opportunities. In Siena food, art, and history all come together in a beautiful communal lifestyle.