So we survived our first official day of orientation for school…I’m not going to lie, I thought it would be way cooler since we’re in Italy & everything’s cool here…but, it was just like any other boring KSU orientation. (Lots and lots of slideshows and repeated information, in case you were wondering what a day in the life of a KSU student is like.)
But! There was free catered food at the end, which, as stated in my previous post, is one of my favorite things ever. Especially free Italian food. I did, however, learn lots of useful info, and our school is air conditioned so I guess I shouldn’t complain.
Last night was really great too! A few of us decided to go for an evening walk, and we actually ended up running into a few other KSU students studying business here in Italia! How crazy is that? We haven’t seen one other KSU student since we’ve gotten here, but we just happened to run into a few guys on the sidewalk wearing KSU t-shirts, so of course we instantly became friends. We all decided to grab dinner at a local pizza shop down the street, and it was delicioso! (I don’t really know if that’s an italian word…I just made it up)
We had pizza and fresh fruit. Then, we decided to go across the street to this cozy little wine and cheese bar, and we got some mozerella and moscato. I don’t drink at all ever, but it is legal here so I tried a few sips, and it was simply lovely! (I highly encourage you to read this entire post in a british accent, because everything is more fun in a british accent.)
I learned that Moscato is a white dessert wine, so it was sweet and fruity tasting. But, everyone else on the planet I’m sure already knows that. Then, we decided to go for a stroll around the town square area and watched some wonderful street musicians playing the violin! Side note, I love Italy because there are street musicians everywhere. So it feels like you’re in a movie 24/7, because there’s constant background music. The only thing that would make it cooler is if the background music actually narrated everything you’re doing all the time. I wonder if there’s someone we can email to arrange that…
We eventually made our way to the giant bridge that leads back to our apartment, so we sat down on the ledge and watched the entire sunset over the Arno River! It was probably one of my favorite days. I mean, I know I’ve only been here three days, so there isn’t exactly a big selection to choose from, but still….. It is absolutely gorgeous here everywhere!
Well, I’m sorry this post is short but the last one was so long that I thought maybe it would be okay. I’ll tell you all about our day today soon!
xoxo Lizzie xoxo
Roll Away Your Stone – Mumford & Sons
Restless – Switchfoot
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Upside Down – Jack Johnson
Happy as the Sun – Tyrone Wells