Greetings lovely Terra Italy & Greece group! It’s your trusty OE’s here – Lauren and Sheldon. We are currently out here in Portland, Oregon making plans for orientation and getting super psyched for our journey that begins in just a few short days… we can barely believe it! We encourage you (and are also trying ourselves) to linger in these last moments of having little idea of what’s ahead – maybe take a few minutes to write a reflection about how you’re feeling before the adventures ensue. It’s always fun – and sometimes mindblowing – to contrast the post-semester self with some of the feelings of anticipation you had before you began this journey.
We are looking forward to learning some italiano, drinking some espresso, traveling by overnight ferry, and experiencing growth and challenge together.