Sara’s story: from Bergamo to Groveland (USA) for a year,
with Intercultura and the support of the Pesenti Foundation.
The journey continues!
1st Quarter: September 2018
2nd Quarter: December 2018
3rd Quarter: March 2019
3RD QUARTER: DECEMBER 2018 – FEBRUARY 2019
Month to month, Sara tells us about her experience abroad, thanks to the annual Intercultura program in the USA.
Relationships with the host family:
I feel at home with my host family; we get along very well. I know that I can always trust them and that they will always be there to help me.
Relationships with the host community and friends:
I started new extracurricular activities, and this gave me the opportunity to meet new people, which I am very grateful for.
Inclusion and academic achievement with respect to performance and interactions with teachers and peers:
At first, I believed that the Italian school system was better than the American, but this experience taught me that the US school offers a range of extracurricular activities, which are not offered at school in Italy, and that the US school is not bad, it’s just different.
Being part of a team is the best part of this experience. It gives me the opportunity to meet new people and have fun with new friends.
Three beautiful things I will never forget:
My first track meet.
The trip to Tampa with my host family.
Volunteering at my Thai sister’s lacrosse games.
Three nasty things I will never forget:
The difficulty of moving around by myself
No Italian pizza for six months.