Ok I am studying abroad in Florence, Italy. That is a given. What I now
need to decide is when.
I had always planned on going in the spring of 2007 (my junior year).
Fall was always out of the question becasue of band. I planned my
schedule to fit everything in requirement-wise, because I won't be able
to take dairy science classes abroad, just core humanities classes.
But.... I got the catolog of the program I want to go through and
started looking at summer programs.
Summer Terms A&B:
-May 21-June 24 and June 25-July 29
-About $5000 per term i think (which would make it 10,000 for both A&B)
-3-6 credit hours per term = 12 for whole summer
--nicer weather than spring
--family could visit
--would spend spring 07 semester at tech... take DASC classes so i don't have to take them all senior year
and have a killer course load
--brylee, larissa, and laura coy would be there... backpacking trip
after classes end!!! (sarah don't worry, we're still going on ours)
--not as strenuous a schedule as a full semester (only two classes per term)
--i would be going this coming summer (2006) between sophomore and
junior years so i would not have to deal with finding an internship
--get to have apartment all next year with girls
--cannot get internship= cannot get money
--more expensive than spring semester if i take the full course load then
Late January-Mid May
12-18 credit hours
--more time in italy
--more trips/excursions available
--more course selection
--expirience more seasons
--be able to work during summer for $$
--colder for part of time
--losing a whole semester as far as DASC course work goes
--would have to move out of apartment after fall semester and move back in for senior year
I want to go through Academic Programs International... Going through
VT would be more expensive since I am paying VT out-of-state tuition. If anyone has any suggestions on a better program, please let me know. The school there is the Lorenzo D'Medici School.
The classes I would be taking include creative writing, italian
cuisine: the food of italy, international marketing, international
communications, and perhaps preparing food and wine: culture of
entertainment italian style (for the summer term). There are many more
options including history and poly sci and such for the spring
Please let me know which term I should go...
it is soooo hard to decide. As far as jobs this summer compared to
going abroad... it's really hard to get internships as a sophomore. The
one I want is in Brattleboro, VT, which is as close to NH as I would
get, but there is a lot of competition for it, as well as for all the
other jobs I am applying for. I am definitely leaning toward this
summer, since it is closer and I want to go so badly, but I don't have
to apply until March. I do, however, have to sign a lease for our
apartment next year relatively soon, preferably before Thanksgiving and
most definitely before Christmas.