And So It Begins: Study Abroad 2018

It was nearly a decade ago when I realized that there would be a year that, if all went according to plan, Older and Younger Son would both be at university and Daughter, much younger by several years, would be in a somewhat transitional school year.

I dreamed of a self-created “study abroad” program in Italy and Husband, who encourages actions over dreams, was on board immediately — tante grazie and molto yay! 🙂

That was Fall 2010. Fast forward to yesterday, when we flew over the Italian Alps, landed in Milan, and made our way to Santa Margherita Ligure, a charming little town along the Italian Riviera.



While we won’t be here for a year (by choice), we be here for the next little while. Soon we will settle in to an apartment and language school. But first we ease into Italy here in Liguria. Stick with me here or on my Facebook page for posts from Italy!

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. Stacy, that’s wonderful! Welcome to Italy! Liguria is a beautiful region. You picked a great location. If you’re able to make it up here to Torino, please let me know!

  2. Stacy,
    I’m thrilled for you both! Such a wonderful experience awaits you. I can’t wait to follow your adventures! Ciao Bella

    1. Thank you, cara Margie! I also owe you a thank you for Santa Margherita Ligure, your post helped me make the decision to start our visit here and we’ve been very happy! Let me know if you’ll be in Italy soon, it would be great to connect.

  3. Sounds wonderful. I’m sure you’ll enjoy your inspirational/educational experience – auguri!

  4. Liguria is such a beautiful region of Italy. Good Luck Stacy and enjoy your time there. X

  5. Elihu says:

    So exciting! Have fun!

  6. Ishita says:

    In bocca al lupo!! Looking forward to your Italian tales ❤ un abbraccio.

  7. gailpollard2015 says:

    Fill each moment – we want to live vicariously

    Sent from my iPhone


  8. Angela says:

    How wonderful!

  9. Iniziamo l’avventura! Can’t wait to read about them. Buon permanenza, Cristina

  10. bonniegm says:

    How very exciting for you and your family!! Very much looking forward to following your journey!!! Auguri!!

  11. Patty McClendon says:

    Yay!!!! You are doing it! You’re in Italy! I am so happy for you guys!!! Have a wonderful time! Enjoy every minute of it!
    Love, Patty

  12. Christy :-) says:

    So excited for you! I know you are on cloud 9 and it makes my heart so happy ❤ Have an awesome study abroad – love you.

    1. Thank you ❤ love you back!

  13. Dianna Nunez says:

    Buona fortuna! Sono felice per te.

    1. Grazie, Dianna! Spero tutto bene per te.

  14. Caroline Wohl says:

    So happy and excited for you all! xoxo

  15. Paul Williams says:

    Very jealous Stacy!

    1. Aw, I don’t want you to be jealous! I hope your Italian studies are coming along and that you get to test your skills in Italy one day soon!

      1. Paul Williams says:

        Just returned from Sicily; they were very necessary there!

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