Coming Home
Jul13

Coming Home

It feels weird packing up.  For the past four months, all of the people and friends I have met, the places I have seen, and the adventures I have been living will now all be a part of the past.  It is hard knowing that Italy is far away from me.  Don’t get me wrong; I love seeing my family and friends, and to order something without having to act out charades.  And yet Milan, and all of Italy really, has become a home to me....

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Evento Nazionale
Jun04

Evento Nazionale

The semester is winding down and I can hardly believe it! It seems like yesterday that I was packing up to travel here, four months ago.  I have met so many people within these four months, it is hard to wrap my head around it.  So, in order to make the most of what little time remains, two of my roommates and I decided to party together while we can.   Italy has an event for international students called “Evento...

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La Vacanze di Pasqua
May05

La Vacanze di Pasqua

Spring vacation was an amazing experience.  While most of my friends opted to travel outside Italy, I decided to stay and explore outside Milan.  A friend and I chose to travel to Sicily for five days, going to Palermo, Messina, and Catania.  We spent several days in each city, site-seeing each of the places offered in our self-tour of the island province.  My personal favorite was Messina.  It was beautiful, warm, and the people were...

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Skiing on the Slopes of the Alps
Apr23

Skiing on the Slopes of the Alps

So my time here in Italy so far has been fantastic, exciting, adventurous, scary, and so many emotions in such a short amount of time. My roommates are amazing, coming from Arizona, Minnesota, and Taiwan. My school is only a half hour away and my classes finish quickly. There are so many places to explore, and with the EXPO coming soon, every Milanese is preparing to their home to host the everyone who comes for the next few months....

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Italian Adventure: Departure
Feb23

Italian Adventure: Departure

So, today is the day that I depart to Italy.  There are so many emotions and thoughts racing through my head, I can barely describe how I feel.  I guess excited is the biggest one.  I am nervous, anxious, and scared, but I am also happy, curious, and excited that I am going to Milan, Italy.  I packed all of my life into two bags and a backpack, which is harder than it looks.  However, I will be prepared for anything that comes my way....

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