My name is Sarah Osterman. I go to the University of Virginia and live in Keswick, Virginia. I have always wanted to take a semester abroad and was already studying Italian so decided to go to Italy. This is the first time I have ever been out of the country and hope to see and learn a lot from this experience.
My semester in Siracusa, Sicilia is over. The last couple of weeks were a mixture of excitement and melancholy. We were excited to go home but sad to leave the friends we have made this semester. I had some goals this semester. Some goals required an… More
This week felt like Sicily was trying to push as much fun and energy into me before I have to hunker down and study for finals, find a summer internship, sign up for classes back home and begin realizing my fun here is almost over. Our school took a trip… More
Last week I was treated like a princess. It was by far the most fun I have had on Sicily. We had a school field trip for volcanology, which started on Thursday morning where we took a bus to Catania. There we went to the center for Geological Studies… More
The sun finally showed its face this week, and what week but the first of spring could be better? It was hard to concentrate in school with the weather being so nice. We have all been waiting for Sicily’s famous hot weather but we have not seen any sign… More
This past week was spring break and everyone from our small little school of nine went in separate directions to explore Europe. A few boys decided on a huge adventure covering the entire country of Italy. They started in Naples, then went to Rome, Florence… More