What did I learn in the five weeks as a USAC FIDA? As a seasoned veteran to life I didn’t think it was possible to learn something new. I was wrong and in fact came away with more than imagined. … (Read More) Some Reflections
Is the title of this post cheesy? The answer is yes, yes it is. But what else can I call my last post in Italy? Allora……all good things must come to an end. And by good things I mean my … (Read More) Arrividerci Viterbo
For the person who accidentally read one of my earlier blogs you already know a little about Viterbo. It is a walled city and inside the walls one can spend countless hours wandering around, eating, shopping and soaking in the … (Read More) Leaving the walls
This last weekend the Viterbo USAC students (including myself) went to southern Italy. It was a whirlwind tour. We started at 6:30am sharp from Porta Roma (one of the main ports into the walled portion of Viterbo). Fortunately for me, … (Read More) Southern Italy Tour Final Grade: 30 con Lode (aka: A+)
While here I’m taking a Sociology of Food course, which is taught by Professor Amy Blackstone from the University of Maine. Part of this course included a winery tour. The lengths I won’t go through for the sake of learning … (Read More) Wine Tour for Class? Yes please.
I’m a student again. And I have to admit, being a student is kind of fun. While in Viterbo I am taking three classes – Sociology of Food, Italian Cuisine Introductory Aperitivo, and Introduction to Italian (aka – Italian survival). … (Read More) Learning Sure Tastes Good
Busy week. Thursday the Sociology of Food class was treated to a trip to an Italian farm called Mani in Terra, which roughly translates to “Hands in the Ground.” This particular farm produces a variety of items, but sells homemade … (Read More) Field trip to Mani in Terra, and the towns of Assisi and Perugia
If anyone read one of my previous blogs they might remember a discussion about the Slow Food Festival which took place upon my arrival in Viterbo. It seems festivals are a way of life in Viterbo. It wasn’t more than … (Read More) Yes! Another festival! And another Festival?!
I had my first class – Introduction to Italian – and come to find out Italian is difficult to learn. About three hundred years ago I studied Spanish. This has both hurt and helped with the Italian. I understand the … (Read More) Tour of Viterbo