One Ending and Another Beginning
Posted by Andy Steves in on September 15, 2010.
People talk about senioritis at the end of high school as a lack of motivation due to collegiate-acceptance goals already being achieved. There’s no sense in killing yourself for a 4.0 when you’re already decided where you’re heading for college. For me, entering my fourth year of University, I’ve noticed I never really found a cure for my senioritis. It goes into remission every year in late August only to come back again the next February or so. What I’m trying to say is I was impressed with my blogging diligence through my semester in Rome, but as soon as school was out for summer, that diligence went right out the window. I have, however, made a shorter, more anecdotal type of journal for the month of free time I had in Europe after our school time was over. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the chronicles of my times during 2008 in Europe. But it’s not over yet!
Five months ago, when I landed in Rome for my semester abroad, I figured since I was over in Europe already, why end the experience when school did? Why not stay over for as long as possible. So I stayed on and enjoyed an extra month to do whatever I wished…and whatever my budget could handle. Here’s how it broke down: a week in Greece, a week in Istanbul, and a week in Switzerland. I capped my year’s travels with a two-week program to study industrial design (my major) split between London and Milano. Read on…
I chose to do this rather than book my own trip in Rome - I wanted to experience one organized/sight-seeing trip rather than a relaxing vacation like many of my others had been. Two friends and I signed up for WSA Rome and don't regret a thing. We met wonderful people, were led by an awesome tour guide Rhianne, and got to see everything I wanted to see in Rome. Plus eat all the best food. There is an optional dinner on the last night that we didn't do right away, but we ended up going to it, and it was SO worth the 20 euro. I made memories and friends, and got to see a beautiful, historic city thanks to WSA!!Mallory Dirks, Simpson College ~ University of Roehampton, London, Fall 2015
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