Yesterday (Sunday) morning: I woke up and it was as if one thought was on my mind. In one week I will be on my flight to Italy. In one week I will be living in a foreign country. In one week everything is going to change. Needless to say, I became rather nervous. It’s difficult to comprehend everything when you haven’t experienced it yet. How does one plan for living in Italy for almost four months? I’ve decided that it’s not really possible! I guess I will just figure it out as I live there. That’s what makes it an adventure, right?
Here are some photos of the beautiful Reggio Emilia:
Here is where Reggio Emilia is on a map.
Besides for looking at beautiful pictures of Europe on Pinterest, I have already put a large amount of time into my trip. I obtained an Italian visa (which requires a lot more paperwork than I care to explain), but was a huge relief and accomplishment when it arrived in the mail last month. I seriously do NOT enjoy the visa process. Fast forward to right now, I am amidst a packing frenzy. My checked bag is pretty much full, but I have a lot more I would like to bring..I’m really wondering how it is possible for people to “pack light”. I just really like all of my clothes..
I’ve also been asked several times where I am going to be living, so I will explain that right now. I am studying abroad through a program called USAC, and they have arranged an apartment for me. I will be living with other American students in my program, but our apartment building is home to Italians as well. I should be about 5-10 minutes away from my university, so I will be able to walk there for class.
I hope you enjoyed reading my little introduction to my blog. I hope to post about anything and everything, the good and the bad, and any interesting situation I find myself in.