We are sitting on the terrace eating a fabulous pizza and catching a bit of sun. What a nice life! I can’t believe my colleagues, they come from all over the world to stay in one of the best places in the world. Well, when I say colleagues, we aren’t at work, we are studying Italian in what must be the best school in Italy! The school is in such a beautiful location, with sea views which simply inspire you to learn!
The ‘pizza moment’ (a daily tradition for us!) is such a good way to get to know the other students and create friendships that last even when the course has finished. What is more, here you can continue your lessons even when you have finished the course because it’s possible to have lessons on-line with the teacher of your choice, after you leave the course. So, when I am back home and am crying because I am no longer in Sorrento learning Italian, I can carry on with my studies and keep in touch with my colleagues,….. but and it is a BIG ‘but’, I won’t be able to buy the same pizza as the ones you can buy in Sorrento!
Oh well, you can’t have everything in life, but my experience here comes quite close. We have been on cultural trips to Pompeii, hedonistic trips to Spas, gastronomic trips to ice cream factories, learnt how to make a pizza, learnt lots and lots and lots of Italian, stayed with fantastic, hospitable families, sunbathed, been to the beach (loads of times), met really lovely people, walked along the streets of Sorrento admiring the shops, the people and the dolce vita and learnt more Italian, had fun, fun, fun, sang songs, danced, been to night clubs and learnt some more Italian. And last but not least, eaten every type of pizza you can imagine, but always really tasty and cheap!
I hope I have managed to give you an idea of what it means to be here, at this school, in such an incredible location. The problem is, it’s difficult to describe, the sensations, colours, tastes, sights, experiences, the best thing to do is to come and see for yourselves!