My Year Abroad in photos

Here are some of my favourite photos from my year abroad in Italy Polignano Beach, Puglia.   Il Duomo di Milano Beyonce Concert in Milano The school where I spent 8 months teaching English Lecce, Puglia. Venezia Alberobello Torino   Martina Franca   Message from one of my classes before leaving   One of the […]

28 Things I have learned on my Year Abroad so far

So the other day I realised that in a weeks time I will be halfway through my YA. In light of this news, this is a post of just some of the things I have learned and noticed whilst in Italy. 1. Your YA might not be what you expected, or what you wanted – but you […]

The north, 21st birthdays and the ‘best’ nightclub in Italy.

So last weekend I finally got the opportunity to visit the north of Italy which is something I have wanted to since I arrived in Italy in September. This trip has been planned since we went to Rome, and I have been so excited for it, and I gotta say it did not disappoint. It […]

Things always get better

Source: facebook.com via Yolande on Pinterest   This was something that I had been telling myself over and over for the first two months, it’s only now that I truly believe it. I feel that I have neglected my blog a bit, but that’s not because I didn’t have anything to say, it was quite […]

Saying yes

Having been in Italy over a month, the most important lesson I have learned is the importance of saying yes.  This means accepting all invites, even though they might seem scary or not your kind of thing. At first I was a bit apprehensive about doing this but I knew that if I didn’t I […]

A typical week as an English Language Assistant

I have been working as an English Language Assistant for about a month now, and I think that I am starting to finally get into a routine.  I am contracted to work 12 hours a week Tuesday to Saturday. For the moment I have been place in 4 first year classes (ages 13-15), the classes […]

“Are you a student or a colleague?”

“Are you a student..No?” “But you look so young!” I have had this conversation so many times now, that I’ve lost count. I know this won’t be the last time either. Okay, I should have expected being just over 5 ft that most of the first years I teach are taller than me. No wonder […]