Year 2 Retrospective

So here I am, at the end of the LCT program. Things are nearly wrapped up, but not quite over yet. My stay permit in Italy runs out December 31st, and before then, I hope to figure out what comes next! In the meanwhile, a lot happened this year, so like last year, I’d likeContinue reading “Year 2 Retrospective”

Officialization 14: Getting a travel pass

Officialization TOC Officialization 1: WTF comes next in Italy? Officialization 2: Apartment Officialization 3: Internet Officialization 4: Stay Permit, part I Officialization 5: Picking Courses Officialization 6: Stay Permit, part II Officialization 7: TV Tax Officialization 8: Stay Permit, part III Officialization 9: Residenzia Officialization 10: Health Insurance Officialization 11: Thesis Registration Officialization 12: StayContinue reading “Officialization 14: Getting a travel pass”

Weeks 61 through 65

This month has been all about hunkering down. My husband had to go back to the States for a bit while waiting on the stay permit process, but got to come back sooner than expected. In the meantime, school got busy, with tons of presentations and reports to do. We both had a lot ofContinue reading “Weeks 61 through 65”

Weeks 57 through 60

September and October have been the months of hikes. It’s been surprisingly warm during the day, though the evenings have been chilly. I’ve gone somewhere almost every weekend with friends, and I’ve watched the trees turn from green to gold to rust. At the end of September, a friend with a car took us onContinue reading “Weeks 57 through 60”

Weeks 52 through 56

I’ve talked a lot about getting an apartment with Internet, working on my stay permit, and picking courses. What I didn’t mention, is that I also took a number of small trips over the course of the last month. It turns out that this year I am living in what is probably of the mostContinue reading “Weeks 52 through 56”

Officialization 2: Apartment

Officialization TOC Officialization 1: WTF comes next in Italy? Officialization 2: Apartment <– You are here. Officialization 3: Internet Officialization 4: Stay Permit, part I Officialization 5: Picking Courses Officialization 6: Stay Permit, part II Officialization 7: TV Tax Officialization 8: Stay Permit, part III Apartment As a married couple moving together to Italy, weContinue reading “Officialization 2: Apartment”