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Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 17th 2012

Today was the first day of classes. After changing my schedule 2 times today, it's finally figured out. Another successful thing about today was that I learned how to order a big cappuccino! "Cappuccino maxi" it's called. It's served in an actual mug as opposed to a tiny teacup. Tonight for dinner we went out for pizza to celebrate our friend Marie's 21 birthday. I got a calzone with 4 cheeses, but had to be annoying and actually ask for 3 cheeses instead becuase Im not a fan of gorgonzola. After we went to 2 bars and wore those party hats that 2 year olds wear and sang kareoke! It was pretty funny. Other than that, today was just figuring out classes, sitting in classes, a meeting and a nap. But still a good day :) ... read more

Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 15th 2012

Today was the best day I've had since being here I think. It totally made up for the disappointment and horrible-ness of yesterday. I was/am so happy. Like I previously said in my earlier blog, today we went to Assisi with our professor and his wife, the student crew of 6 from St. Bonaventure, and I think 7 random other students who wanted to join our posse. We started the day by meeting at 9AM at the MiniMetro station, took that to the train station, then took the train to the bus station in Porta Nova. That took about 2ish hours. The views from the bus ride going up never ending hills made me know that this trip was going to be so worth it. Next we walked to San Diamo which was about a mile ... read more
tomb of St. Clare/Santa Chiara
Basilica di San Francesco
I Monaci!

Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 14th 2012

We started off the day with sleeping in, which felt amazing. I haven’t been sleeping well, so it was nice to lay in bed a bit later than usual. Then, because we did not travel here through Arcadia (a study abroad company), our school hosted a big lunch for us to get to know each other while the Arcadia students were on their trip to Tuscany. The food was so good, I’ll definitely be going back at some point. Maybe I’ll bring my parents if they are able to visit. It’s been a very easy day. I’m probably going to go to sleep early tonight in order to be all rested up for our trip to Assisi tomorrow! I can’t wait to take pictures, since I still haven’t taken any. As for now, time to go ... read more

Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 14th 2012

Today was prettttyyyy boring. We slept til 2pm because me and Carrie were out til after 4 at an "all night dance party" we were brought to by a friend who has been studying abroad here since last semester. It was literally the craziest thing I have expereinced yet while being here. Talk about strobe lights, extremely loud and intense Italian music. My ears are still ringing. Before going to that club we walked around to different bars and saw some fellow Umbra students. Wins the award for must fun night out here so far. Today nothing seemed to be working for us in general. My cell phone I got for this trip charged over night and now simply just won't turn on at all. While trying to charge my computer, I noticed my converter/adapter would ... read more
Me with Perugia
VIew from the Ferris Wheel

Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 13th 2012

This first week is so boring to right about, but actually living here in Perugia is incredible. I was just going to combine the entries that I missed, but I’m listening to The Midnight Beast and am more motivated now. All I did in Italian was review verb tenses and conjugations, and then went on a walk through Perugia. We asked questions about different types of espresso in the bars and my professor told us about a lot of good places in the city that we should visit.... read more

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Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 13th 2012

The way my school works is that we have classes 4 days a week, Monday – Thursday, in order to encourage travelling. This was the last day of Intensive Italian classes. Even though it was torture sitting in classes for that long, I learned so much. I don’t have the best Italian professor back home, so t’s nice having an Italian professor that teaches so well. We’re going to be getting so much homework with her though, but I’ll live. I can’t be in one of the classes that I wanted, so I’m currently rearranging my schedule. I think I have it all figured out. I just have to choose if I want an art course or an Italian history course, so it will be a hard decision. All of my roommates are going out tonight, ... read more

Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 13th 2012

Today has been a very easy day. I had a meeting this morning to discuss possible courses with my study abroad advisor, and he informed us of all the sites to see in Assisi. Then I bought my last Italian textbook, a panino, and came back to the school to use their free wifi. I’ll probably go back home once I’m done with this post. Tomorrow all I have planned is a free lunch that the school is offering, which is supposed to be delicious. After that, I will probably walk around Perugia and take a million pictures, because I haven’t taken any yet. Then on Sunday I’ll be spending the day in Assisi, which will be wonderful. I have to remember to upload all of the pictures I will be taking. I can’t wait to ... read more

Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 13th 2012

Second post! This is a pretty good way to pass the time when you don't want to think about when we're going out to dinner. Italians don't eat dinner until after 8. My roomates and I are constant snackers between meals. It's hard to wait so long in between! We had lunch at 12:30 today, which were delicious personal pizzas, that I really want to estimate were a foot wide! This morning we had a meeting at 11am for the trip to Asissi that the group from our university is taking on Sunday. Our plan was to wake up at 10:30, but that went down the tubes realllll fast when we woke up to our door bell buzzing at 8:50am! My roommate Abby asked if I heard it, and we convinced ourselves it wasn't anything important ... read more
Restaurant Where We Were

Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 12th 2012

This is my first post on my first ever blog. I don't know if anyone will read this, or if it will never be seen. I would appreciate comments just to know someone is seeing this! I am a Jounalism/Mass Communication major and have always been into writing. I tend to ramble alot and I promise I can't promise to avoid doing it in this blog :) So, how did I end up here in Perugia, Italy? I wish the story had more substance than it actually does. Instead, it was more suggested to me by my dad. It started as a "Claire, I saw that there is a meeting about studying abroad in Perugia for Spring 2012..it's at this room at this time. And you really, really should go." I didn't say no. I had ... read more

Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 11th 2012

My first blog ever! Let's see if I'm dedicated enough to actually blog my semester in Italy, or if anyone actually reads it. I'm becoming such a sophisticated world traveler...here it goes!... read more




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