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SIS Fall 2014 Newsletter

Posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 by admin


Fall Semester Arrives

SIS Staff returns from around the world.

Our staff has been all over the world this summer, from the Alps to Argentina, Thailand and the US.  Though now it is time for the real fun, the start of a new semester.  This semester is busier than most.  We have two conferences. One in our home town of Siena and another at SUNY Geneseo in New York.  Not only that, but Lavinia, Gianca, Jules, Roni, and Johan will be traveling through the US on a promotion tour from the east to the west coast.  Maybe we’ll be in your neck of the woods.  Check out the tour here.

EUFICCS Final Conference

The 3 year project of EUFICCS comes to a close.  On September 24th the Università di Siena, Ulisse, and Siena Italian Studies will host the final conference for EUFICCS.  This will be an opportunity to show the results and products of the project on the local, national, and international level.

For more information please take a look at the website: http://www.euficcs.eu/homepage-en/

SIS Goes on Tour

Faculty and Staff of SIS will be going on tour to many conferences and study abroad fairs.  Big stops include the Intercultural Horizons Conference at SUNY Geneseo, Minneapolis, and Portland OR.  For a full schedule of where SIS will be check out our tour schedule.

Tour Schedule


Alumni News

Mavis Borkai Bortey-fio, former master student, is in Thailand to further her studies in International Development and Service at the graduate level.  She is also teaching English and “all things Beyonce” to Chiang Mai’s youth.

She had this to say about SIS: ” My semester abroad at SIS was not at all easy. It was my first time studying abroad and I knew no Italian! … Siena opened my eyes to a new culture and really strengthened me spiritually. I [learned] how to connect with people completely different from me… My semester in Siena has truly prepped me for Thailand.”

Faculty News

Gianca goes to Thailand.
With our partners in Thailand Gianca was able to spend a month in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  He had this to say about is stay: “During the month I lived in Thailand I learned a great deal.  Most importantly I understood a great deal about myself…”  Gianca tagged along with the ISEAA Program at Chiang Mai University, and studied Thai.

Fall 2014 Students at the Beach


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