Ciao! The past week has been insane, in the best sense of the word. I’ve somehow already been here for nearly three weeks, and took my final exam for my 3- week course this morning. Admittedly, the notion of taking a consolidated course abroad is something that has been a source of anxiety for me in the past, just because of the uncertainty associated with how it’s feasible to receive the amount of knowledge that is typically consumed over a 15- week semester. However, I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of the course. Never once in the past three weeks did I feel stressed enough about the course to the point where it interfered with my abroad adventures or mental health. I would recommend anyone who is hesitant about a shortened FUA- taught course to get out of your comfort zone and go for it! In the past week I also traveled to Milan, Italy for a night to see one of my favorite music artists in concert, Mac Demarco. Being in a social context where you’re surrounded by other fans of the same artist that are from Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, etc. is a surreal epiphany-like experience. In other news, I never thought I’d be saying this, but I’ll be spending this upcoming 4- day weekend in Paris! Despite my typical Type A disposition, this trip was entirely spontaneously planned by my roommates and I a few nights ago and we were lucky enough to find reasonable hostel and flight prices. I will update about the Parisian endeavor in detail in next week’s post.