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Three weeks in Sorrento

By immersing myself within the Italian culture for three weeks in Sorrento, I became more a resident, than a tourist. Throughout this trip, my Italian language skills were challenged as I tried to get directions (many times), ask about products in shops, order food off a menu, or get help in a pharmacy. The language barrier forced me to think twice about what I was saying and to get my point across is the simplest terms possible.

Each day here in Southern Italy was full of adventures and valuable lessons. Sorrento taught me to not focus on status or money, but to just do what you are most passionate about. I can only hope that one day, millions of tourists will look back on the lands of my time and be just as impressed by what we have created as I was with the ruins of Rome and Pompeii. Capri taught me to take the time to stop and enjoy the moment, laugh with friends, and appreciate the views, for these opportunities only come once in a lifetime. Just like the drive down Amalfi Drive, life can be scary at times. It can be hard to see exactly where you are headed, but it is important to enjoy the ride and not focus solely on the final destination point. As we leave, I remember one of my favorite quotes: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Alice
3 week Summer course in Sorrento