From the Office of International Studies:
At this informative meeting, Nadja Aksamija (Associate Professor of Art History) and Carolyn Sorkin (Director of International Studies) will present the Eastern College Consortium, Wesleyan’s study-abroad program in Bologna, Italy. A pizza lunch will be provided. Come with questions!
Date: Thursday, January 30th
Time: 12:00 – 1:00
Place: RLL Lounge: 300 High Street, Rm. 106
Andrea Ballanti GRAD wins for most unconventionally conversational post:
Last italian movie of the semester, last of the year… this time not in Fisk but in ESC058.
Some comments from IMDb:
“Unconventional and deeply touching movie”
“Such a warm and sentimental film”
“You leave the theater with feelings of purity, warmth and love”
AIDS doctor Antonia’s husband is killed by a car. She gets depressed until she learns he had been cheating on her, she goes to see her husband’s lover… then?
Date: April 29, 2013
Time: 8 pm
Looking for a lovely way to spend your Wednesday evening? Grad student Andrea Ballanti wants you to come see Andata + Ritorno:
A dynamic, fresh movie, a romantic italian comedy full of jokes from the same director of “Santa Maradona.” There is again the actor Libero De Rienzo, this time playing the main character. Beside him, the Spanish, but Italian-speaking actress, Vanessa Incontrada.
“Love doesn’t exist.”
“That’s why we make it.”
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Fisk 302
From Andrea Ballanti ‘G:
The film begins with Alberto Colombo (Claudio Bisio), a civil servant of the Italian Postal Service. Alberto has been passed up for promotion to a coveted position in Milan, and following a comical yet ill-fated attempt to secure another such opening, is assigned to two years postal purgatory in Italy’s southern region. Alberto’s wife Silvia chooses to remain in the civilized north while Alberto is subjected to his penance.
“When a stranger comes to the South he cries twice, when he arrives and when he leaves.”
Date: Monday, November 5
Place: Fisk 210
Ross Gormley ’13 writes in with a cool-sounding opportunity to teach English to kids in Italy:
No knowledge of Italian necessary (ciao bella?). Just be willing to stay with wonderful host families every seven days and eat their delicious food. It also pays 240 euro a week!
Come to Espwesso cafe at 4pm Sunday afternoon to hear about the ACLE experience from wonderful ACLE alums Erin Newport ’13 and Ross Gormley ’13.
** www.ACLE.org **
- DATE: Sunday, February 26
- TIME: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
- PLACE: Espwesso: Wesleyan’s Student Run Cafe (basement of Albritton)
- COST: “great memories are priceless”
Birds. You hear birds.
You wake up under the blazing sun. On your back. On the beach. The back of your mouth tastes funny; the bile is yours, but you’re not sure if the blood is. With whatever scintilla of strength you have, you lift your head up to assess bodily damage. Everything’s there. But for some reason, you’re dressed up like a bunny. And you’re pretty sure somebody jacked your liver.
Man. Being abroad is awesome.
But how are you ever going to tell this story? It’s hard, because there’s just so many details, feelings, and thoughts, and you just know that when somebody asks you, when you get back to campus, “how was abroad?,” you probably shouldn’t start with this story. Because if you do, you either sound like a liar, or a showy douchebag.
So what do you do? You keep a blog, much like three currently abroad Wes-souls who have sent us their links over the past few weeks. Click on to find out who they are, and what they’re up to.
Fresh from her own adventures in Italia, Grace Asleson ’13 (not pictured above) writes in about a great summer opportunity:
Don’t know what to do this summer? Interested in going to Italy and getting paid for it? Join ACLE—a non-profit organization that hires college kids to teach English to Italian Children at summer camps all over Italy. Travel every one to two weeks and stay with host families. Don’t speak Italian? No problem. The families want you to speak English at home and at camp. Come to Hewitt 9 Lounge this Friday, February 25, at 5 pm to find out more! Ci vediamo venerdi!
For those looking for a clearer picture of the experience, check out this classic, accurate portrayal of a summer internship in Italy.
Date: Friday, February 25th
Time: 5:00 P.M.
Place: Hewitt 9 Lounge