I had the pleasure of going on an amazing all exclusive weekend excursion through SAI and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. From Tuscan food to beautiful hikes to meeting new friends, it was a weekend to be remembered forever.
One of my favorite parts of the weekend was going on tours of some of the little towns of Tuscany. We went to one town which was populated by 100 people. The town was small enough that they all shared one wifi network which was free to the whole town. We all came to agreement that America really needs to get on board with having free wifi in small towns. Other than the free wifi it was so amazing to experience the culture in the towns we visited. Everyone was so friendly and many people opened their windows are we walked by. As I walked through the streets I couldn’t help feeling like Belle from Beauty in the Beast as the townspeople greeted her.
This trip made me even more grateful for SAI. So many of my classmates who did not come through SAI have not had the opportunities that I have been given. This weekend trip was filled with laughing and exploring, two things I have come to enjoy everyday in Rome.
Jasmyn is a current student at St. Norbert College studying at John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome, Italy during the Sprig 2015 term.