26 July 2007
Universita di Bocconi
But I still cant decide....so she gave me a few tips.... 1) weight the positives and negatives of each university! 2) Each day pretend like you are going to that university (take milano for example) and all Day I pretend I am going to Milan and record my feelings. To me this is a really important decision because this is my small step leading me to the big step of living in italy! I really want to intern while i'm there as well so hopefully I can work for an italian company. SHe told me that often with a visa you can't get a "permisso di sorgerno( i know i spelled that wrong!) Is this true? How did you all decide what city you were going to move to? Next week I will be chosing a city everday and I want you to let me know what you guys think ok??
Baci & Abbracci
25 July 2007
20 July 2007
18 July 2007
For any of you guys who are in the IT world, there are lots of jobs listed on
There are job listings for all over italy and for different sectors as well.
A few terms to help the job search:
madre lingua inglese- Your native language is english
Sede di lavoro-The city where the jobs office is
17 July 2007
13 July 2007
There are certain things that I always miss when I'm not in Italy.....
1. the people....just the friendliness and the energy
2. The sound of vespa's ah.....
3. Casino--it makes life more interesting- yes in america everything is fast and efficent, but does it really always make life better? I like to take my time, have funny stories and meet people along the way in life.
4.Pizza from Pizzeria da Michele in Napoli (best pizza ever only 5 euros!)
5. Capiroska alle fragole--they just don't make this drink here!!
6.Lido--the italian beaches are fantastic--much better than the jersey shore where you have to pay 15 dollars to sit on a dirty beach.....in italy i don't mind paying 10 euros for a chair in sorrento....
7. Being able to buy La Perla swimwear--they don't ship to america!! And its much more expensive here.
8. Architecture--In italy even the smallest street can be magnificent because of the old architecture. You can stumble upon hidden treasures!!
9. Italian Music on the radio.....sure i download it...but it's not the same thing as listening to Radio Kiss Kiss.
10. BEING ABLE TO WALK TO THE PIAZZA ! (Sorry this should be number one! I loveeee going to the piazza --sitting down and having gelato, espresso, un panini, granita......)
11. FARE UN GIRO--when there is nothing to do.....you fare un giro! its simply not the same thing in america--everyone always has somewhere to go.
12. Pasta with pepe e pecorino cheese- As served at Boccadivino ristorante in Roma
13. People on the street painting pictures.....
Basically everything execpt for not so nice italians and Venezia . (not so friendly the venetians!)
Baci & Abbracci,
12 July 2007
11 July 2007
So my first question for all of you is where should I study!? I want to do direct enrollement into an italian university...My options are:
- La Sapienza-in Rome
- Roma 3
- Universita Di Bologna
- Univerista di Urbino (Marche)
- Bocconi in milano
Maybe someone has some insight to help me out, but based on cities what do you think?
Everyone tells me Milano fa schifo! Roma obviously is beautiful but I don't want something too turisty. Urbino is lovely but a very small town--hard to access trasnportation. Bologna is a beautiful city but it's been a few years since i've been there so I don't rememeber too well.
My italian dilect/slang word of the day= "casino". Vai alla piazza, c'e un casino. It means that there is alot of people or it could mean confusion. I tuoi cappelli sono un casino! your hair is a mess!
Let me know any ideas!
Baci & Abbracci