<p>I am 19 years old and am a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin. I am working towards an anthropology degree because I am fascinated in all the different cultures, religions, and languages around the world. My hobbies include sewing, reading, hiking, camping, and traveling. Every summer I go backpacking with my family. Our most recent trip was to Rocky Mountain National Park. I am very excited to study abroad in Siena, Italy so I can practice my Italian and become immersed in a new culture.</p>
Blogs by Amanda Micek
Here are 6 things I miss about the best city on Earth, Siena.
What to Bring to Siena
Here is what you should bring, or not bring, to Siena.
Weekend Trips in Italy
Some wonderful Italian cities to visit.
Choosing a place to study abroad is no easy task. Here are five reasons why I recommend choosing Siena, Italy for your adventures.
An IES Abroad Trip: Perugia & Assisi
Life in Siena
My average week in Siena.
A Casa Mia - My Italian Homestay
A quick look at how my homestay experience is going after over a month.
My top five for visiting Italy's most charming city.
Orientation: Day by Day in Siena
What I did Monday-Friday during orientation in Siena, Italy.
The Joy of Packing
A short guide to packing for your study abroad. Do your research, get motivated (with Marie Kondo, of course), and pack what makes you happy.