Spring Has Sprung! A Walk to Babilonia

by Steven Jacobs As my semester abroad studying Italian language and culture at Babilonia comes to an end, I have noticed a change in Taormina. The place that I have called home for the past four months has been coming to life. In perfect polyphonic harmony with the blooming of the almond blossoms, wisteria, and…

The host family experience

by Steven Jacobs When you decide to study abroad, you have a lot of things to consider such as: how long you will be staying, which classes you want to take, and whether or not you should bring those cheetah-print slippers. Another important consideration is whether or not you want to live with a host…

How to become a local

by Steven Jacobs I am sure that by now you have heard the saying “studying abroad makes you grow as a person” enough times that it makes you want to pull your hair out. I know I have at least. However, just how Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” being an overplayed song does not make it bad,…