Note: this post has been migrated from my former blog “Parliamo dell’Italia – una ragazza fortunata a Perugia.”
I am finished! Okay, only partly, but I am finished with something! Today marks my last day in Bologna (aahhh, can you believe it???). The time has gone by so quickly and when I look back at everything that I have done in the past 2 months it is just unbelievable. I have been ALL over Italy. I have traveled to Rimini, Cinque Terre, Portofino, Verona, Venezia, Torino, Milano, Roma, Napoli, Pompeii, Sorrento, Modena, Ferrara, Ravenna, and Perugia and it has just been unbelievable. And I did all this and still managed to pass my first real Italian University class here — with a 63% average. Ahaha, maybe I shouldn’t be advertising this information (I swear I am smarter than that), but that’s the great thing about study abroad (at least in this program), absolutely no grades go back to DU. The professor signed a slip stating that I received all 4 credits and I was done. Pretty sweet deal huh?
Currently I am just trying to pack. This is even harder than the last time I tried to pack because I have acquired A LOT of stuff. Much more than I left room for. I mean seriously, just with 3 new pairs of shoes alone I was already having issues. Now add in the clothes, gifts, and 29 pounds of chocolate I still have leftover from the EuroChocolate festival and we have major issues. Maybe I shouldn’t have brought the Rainbows after all?
I am not really sad about leaving Bologna. I mean, I have had an amazing time here and it has been the perfect way to spend my first 3 months in Italy, but I know that I have so much more ahead of me – including actually learning Italian – that I can’t be sad about it. However, I will miss the dryer and the amazing water pressure / combination of hot water that we are blessed with here in Residenza Studi Superiori. Oh and also wireless internet. These things will be long gone starting tomorrow so I have to start learning to be Italian right now.
I am off the Florence for the next 10 days for a little hiatus between this program and my next one (Bari). I can’t wait to go shopping there and am already trying to figure out how I am going to fit at least one new purse into my already exploding bags.
I will try to update from Florence if I can get connected, but otherwise I will do it as soon as I can. I will also try to include another informational post about what I am actually doing in Bari since I guess that is important.
Ciao tutti! Un bacione dall’Italia!