Settling In - August 27th 2010
I left my home and the familiar on Tuesday, only to arrive on Wednesday in a completely new and different place. For the next four months, I will be living and studying in Florence, Italy, at the Institute at Palazzo Rucellai. I will be participating in an Agricultural program focused on the Italian food system and sustainability.
In my first few days in Italy, I have been settling into a new apartment and completing the Institute at Palazzo Rucellai orientation program. I’m sharing the apartment with three other girls from the Agriculture program. We’re living in the heart of Florence, and just a short walk from the school. The school itself is located within a refurbished palace, with several classrooms and study areas. It seems to be just about perfect for housing the school’s 100-200 American students.
There are so many new things around every corner… and lots of settling in still to do!