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Italian Lesson #3 Buon Capodanno – Happy New Year!

Posted on January 5th, 2010 by Sandy Florez

Ten years ago I anxiously stood next to my parents on New Year’s Eve of Y2K and wondered if the end of the world all came down to a 10 second countdown. Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One… Nothing. Ten years later and I’m glad to say things have changed. I [...]

Italian Lesson #2 Grazie Mille – Thank You Very Much!

Posted on January 4th, 2010 by Sandy Florez

I was incredibly lucky to meet some of the brains behind operation International Student in person on December 7th. Though I must admit that I was a bit nervous about this. I mean, what if they didn’t like me? What if the “brains” behind Hello 2 Ciao wasn’t as funny or charming in person and [...]

Italian Lesson #1 Andiamo – Let’s go!

Posted on December 2nd, 2009 by Sandy Florez

Ciao, I’m Sandy. I am a twenty year old journalism and English literature student at the University of Miami and next summer I will be spending six weeks living in a small town in central Italy learning Italian. I’m a writer, not a filmmaker, so the last thing I saw myself doing was entering a [...]