I'm Going to Italy!
Quarter is finally wrapping up although I have two finals left until
I’m officially done. I have a pretty exciting and packed thanksgiving
break ahead so I can’t wait to be finished.
three weeks ago the CIAS honors program decided to go to a conference
in Treviso, Italy and they wanted to bring some students with them. That
happened in the thick of the quarter so after agreeing to go on the
trip (which, let’s just say, was not decision I lost sleep over) I
didn’t really have anytime to think about it.
...until this week.
had our final planning meeting yesterday where we discussed travel
arrangements, logistics and conference details... which made me finally
realize I’M LEAVING FOR ITALY. Weird. I still don’t think I’m going to
quite believe it until I get on that plane but at least I’ve started
thinking about what to bring, etc.
are 5 of us going plus one faculty member. The CIAS honors program is
pretty awesome in that not only do they find us cool spring break
experiences (I’m going to Portland, OR and Seattle, WA in March) but
they also find conferences like this. I don't know all of the details about the conference yet but I'm sure I'll figure that out pretty quickly.
[building where the conference takes place]
after thanksgiving I’ll be flying from Milwaukee, WI to Rochester and
then the next day we’re flying out of Rochester through JFK to Venice
only downside of this whole thing is that I’m missing the entire first
week of classes, which in a quarter system with 10 weeks is not an
entirely great plan. Luckily, professors have been really accommodating
and have agreed to give me assignments beforehand and work around this
slight inconvenience. Pretty nice, huh? We’re flying back in around midnight on
Sunday before week two so on top of missing classes and being behind
I’m going to be majorly jetlagged. But that's not a very big downside and it will be so worth it!
me on Twitter @RIT_Emily or continue checking the blogs over break--
I’m going to try to post more about the trip. Who knows, if I can find
internet in Italy, you might see some pictures!