The fall 2010 semester is about to begin. For me, this is one of the most exciting moments of the year. We’ve done all the preparation work and now it’s time to put ourselves to the test. The same goes for the students who arrive in just a couple of days. Once they’re here, there’s no turning back. Luckily we’ll all be here for each other when the going gets tough.
This semester we’ll have students from all over the U.S. We’d like to welcome all new students and in particular, our first student from Portland State University who’ll be coming through IPSL (www.ipsl.org). We have a few new activities for our orientation this year that will hopefully put our students in contacts with the city of Siena faster and on a more personal level (more to come on this after we do the activities).
It’s going to take a lot of work, but before we know it we will have made it through another life-changing semester together. Ready… breathe deep… and here we go!
P.S. The pictures for this installment are of all of us here at SIS enjoying ourselves on vacation.