Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Amore per te



I hear the same question over and over. Why? Not many people here understand why would someone from the Bay would want to live outside the Bay...

Yes, this is pretty but there are many more dimensions! I know something they don't know and they can't see! Explaining the concept of life abroad to those at home is like trying to explain a red rose to someone who lives in a black and white world where everything is just a shade of grey! So, by golly leaves, flowers and the sky look fine in grey and why do you want to see a red rose or a blue sky? Somethings must be experienced first hand...

Here is Mango and his passionate "Amore Per Te", Italian is able to absorb and transmit so much imagery behind each word that voice isn't heard but felt and I hope a few of you can feel what he says :)

7 comments:

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Good luck with your upcoming move. It's hard sometimes for the people closest to you to see you leave.

Italiana Americana said...

Wow..its almost as we are identical in some ways! Yes, I am trying to decide on an upcoming university for my semester abroad. But for me it's not really just a semester abroad like for most people. I plan to also make some contacts and intern so that after I graduate I can move there. My family doesn't understand it at all. They get very upset and say that they can't understand why I would want to leave America for a more "backwards" country. I don't really care if italy has up to date technology or whether they have all the conviences that we do. I can't explain to them why I want to move there--execpt to say that I know it's the right thing for me and that it is just something I am going to have to do! I know what your going through and I really do wish you the best of luck. It's hard--you are torn, you love your family but your passionate about living in Italy. I do need alot of help with deciding on a University in italy! so i do appreciate any help its mostly between La Sapienza, Urbino, Roma 3 or Bologna. How was siena by the way? Also I love Mango's song amore per te, its one of his best ones!! :) buona fortuna baci!

Roam to Rome said...

Thanks NYC/Caribbean Ragazza :)

Siena was amazing! It's a living ancient museum with an Erasmus-college town feel. You can walk from one end of town to the other in 20 minutes :) It's too easy to get into an English-speaking crowd, so try to have Italian speaking friends :)

Enrolling in college directly is much different and requires discipline and independence! Surprisingly the American High School diploma is not good enough compared to european standards and they require that you have 2 years of college for regular programs and a bachelor's degree for medicine. Even though the rest of the world can enroll into Italian college right after high school, even medicine... except Americans!

Imagine! I finished my bachellor's degree 4 years ago and now I'll attend med school with kids fresh out of high school!

Get this! College is free even for Americans and so I wont have a huge student loan debt after med school :D :D :D

Better late than never so SMILE and Follow your dreams!!!

sognatrice said...

"It's like trying to explain a red rose to someone who lives in a black and white world where everything is just a shade of grey!"

So true, so true. Lovely post :)

Confessions of Cleopantha said...

l have been faced with this dilemma myself when l have left my life in Australia to go and live in my passion Italy. l also come from a close knit family and it was difficult to leave.

l will say this and that is no matter how well the intent is only you know what your heart needs and if that is italy well so be it.

Ps. It is just hard for some families to let go because of the feelings of missing a loved one. But eventually it will grow on them.

Tina said...

Just catching up on older posts that I haven't read yet... :-)

Are you sure college is free for Americans too?

I ask because as far as I know, and according to the visa info section at expatsinitaly.com, Americans are required to get a student visa to be able to study there, and to be able to do that, you have to pay tuition through an exchange program with an American college. Unless it's for the language program at Uni x Stranieri...

How exactly are you doing all of this...? Are you just going without a visa? (it's okay if you are, as far as I'm concerned you're Italiana at heart anyway - but I'm just curious)

It would be super awesome to hear the bureaucratic side of the process...

I'm very excited for you!

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