A final message from the Program Manager
After a very successful and memorable month exploring and experiencing the cultural and historical wonders that Italy has to offer, our program has sadly come to its conclusion.
Final exams were held on Monday morning, and by all accounts, students performed well and were confident they had ended their academic experience on a positive note. A celebratory banquet dinner with a farewell cake was held in the hotel restaurant in the Monti area of Rome. Awards were given out to deserving students and we shared many memories and laughs from along the way.
At 7:30am Tuesday morning, we were on the bus and on route to the airport. However, no one seemed ready to go home just yet. They were having too much fun with all of their new friends. So much so, that reunion gatherings are already being planned! Upon checking in, we made our way to the airport gates where we bid students extending their vacation in Italy a fond farewell as staff and faculty accompanied the group through security.
Over the last 25 days together, students relationships blossomed. They learned to be patient, independent, responsible, and have become expert travellers! Expect to hear some Italian phrases and accounts of the amazing sights and delicious food!
We are a very close group, so please be prepared for lots of hugs and tears as they say their final good byes to each other upon our arrival in Toronto.
But don’t worry, if the Trevi fountain legend is correct we will all be back very soon!!