Chasing my Roots: Meeting my Abruzzese Family

This post is available in English, Italian, and Portuguese. Questo post è disponibile in inglese, italiano, e portoghese. Este post é disponível em inglês, italiano, e português.  – Love & Light, Isabela Arena Secanechia ENGLISH There I was in a piazza that looked more like a car park than a square, in the middle of Abruzzo. The sun was sweltering and I was nervous … More Chasing my Roots: Meeting my Abruzzese Family

The Tutor Becomes the Student: What I Learned teaching English in Italy This Summer

“Maestra, can I go to the toilet please?” There is NOTHING more heart melting than having an itty bitty Italian child call you maestra (teacher). That’s it. That’s the most important thing I learned during my time teaching English in Italy this summer. Fin. Fine, maybe it wasn’t the most important thing, but it was … More The Tutor Becomes the Student: What I Learned teaching English in Italy This Summer

4 Lessons I Learned On My 24 Hour Trip to Perugia

I have officially embarked on my eight month journey of studying abroad in Italy. I can’t believe I’m already here. Now, the trip to get here was a proper adventure in itself, and as with all adventures, there are lessons to be learned. This post is essentially a guide of “Do’s and Don’t’s” of travel I … More 4 Lessons I Learned On My 24 Hour Trip to Perugia