Updated: Jan 22, 2019
One thing this week has taught me is patience. I need to be patient with my classmates who are struggling with Italian, and patient with myself in my spending habits. This was my first week of real classes, and I am excited for the semester. All my classes are taught by engaging professors, and their all about food!
I forgot to mention in my previous post that on Sunday, 13 gennaio (January 13) I went to a farm near Lake Trasimeno for my Arcadia University orientation. We made pasta with old Italian women, drove in a tracker, and a had a lovely lunch in the farm owners house. It was a nice, relaxing way to start off my first week of classes!
On Monday, we had the Food and Sustainability Studies Welcome dinner at Osteria il Gufo. I learned that Italians really do eat 5 course meals for dinner, and I learned that I do not have the stomach big enough to do it regularly.
The rest of week was full of classes, and realizing I am not made for taking 4 social sciences and humanities classes at the same time! This semester will be challenging with all the reading and papers, but the workshops and fields trip will make up for it--and those start this week! Check out my Facebook page for more photos and videos, and don't forget to subscribe for more updates! Ciao a tutti!