Homeward Bound Hoedown

Homeward Bound Hoedown

3:30 a.m…. You might ask, why in the world are you awake? For America, that’s why. I stayed at a hotel in Naples the night before to make sure I wouldn’t miss my 6 in the way too early morning flight back home and after a few hours of anxious slumber I awoke to catch … Continue reading

Arrivederci Italia… Hello America!

Arrivederci Italia… Hello America!

As a study abroad student I often hear the term “culture shock”, so much that it was even the title of one of my first posts. And now, as all of us students prepared to head back to our American homes, we asked one another if we might in fact experience a counter culture shock … Continue reading

Single Digit Days

Single Digit Days

It isn’t until you can count the days you have left on one hand that it dawns on you you’re actually leaving. So what do you do with the short time you have left? YOU GO HARD. That’s what. And oh, did we ever. After we had all formed our “Shoot, I really want to … Continue reading

GOOOAAAL.

GOOOAAAL.

Napoli Versus Palermo. By default I was a Napoli fan. But Palermo had pink jerseys. So there was a conflict of interest at hand. However I might have been mauled if I uttered a single “WOO” for Palermo. I mean really, what kind of stadium lets flares into the game? Regardless. Thus I rooted for … Continue reading

It Can’t Be School If You Like It

It Can’t Be School If You Like It

You know how in school you are always reading about these different places oceans away that you’ll probably never see but have to learn about anyway? Imagine if you could actually go to what you see in the textbooks. Well welcome to the world of studying abroad. Technically considered “class”, our wonderful teachers filled our … Continue reading

Whatever You Do, Don’t Say Mafia

Whatever You Do, Don’t Say Mafia

Having just two weeks left of our stay in Italy, a few of us students here at Sorrento Lingue decided to take advantage of our last free weekend and make a trip to the country’s main island of Sicily. With a forecast of beautiful weather combined with a great deal on the train and hotel, … Continue reading

Girl Time and Gondolas

Girl Time and Gondolas

With just about a month left of the semester and finals quickly closing in, the lovely Samantha and I decided a Ladies Getaway Weekend was way overdue. Hoping to escape the rain, we decided upon the romantic city of Venice for our upcoming excursion. After booking our flights and hotel, we then prepared our Venetian … Continue reading

You Do What On Easter?

You Do What On Easter?

So Italy, being the dominantly Catholic country that it is, is what you might call passionate about the Easter holiday. With school closed both Friday AND Monday in celebration, us students anxiously anticipated the weekend. To kick off our four days of freedom, the boys hosted a classy wine and cheese party at their apartment, … Continue reading

Call Me Florence Nightingale

Call Me Florence Nightingale

So it was a rainy Thursday night as we were sitting at school just finishing some homework (cough FACEBOOK cough) when all the sudden we were like “Hey… lets go to Florence… tomorrow!” And so that is exactly what we did. Booking our hotels, buying our train tickets, and packing our bags all in a … Continue reading

BOOM.

Yeah…  I scaled a volcano.  Mt. Vesuvius to be exact.  What’s up.