Ciao a tutti! This past weekend we went to Pisa and Lucca for a quick day trip. In Lucca at the Paolo Cresci Emigration Museum one of our students from Lewis and Clark College was interviewed. She just started learning Italian this year, but she pulled it off great despite the added stress of being on camera. You can check her out here http://vimeo.com/3989003 under the heading of “American students and emigrant’s museum“.
In other news here it’s almost Easter and people are getting ready to for a 4 day break. Most of our students will be traveling within Italy to places like Puglia and Sicily….. all in search of the sun! That leaves just a few more weeks left in the spring 2009 program and there’s plenty of work still to be done for both students and staff.
One last note, many of you may have seen the news about the tragic earthquake in Abruzzo. People have been asking us if we suffered any damage here in Siena. Luckily, the answer is no. Siena is about 5 hours away by car from the epicenter. Many of us have friends and family in the area where the earthquake hit, but miraculously all of our contacts and loved ones are fine.