I took Italian for two semesters but I am in no way fluent. Not even close. However, I’ve always had an adoration for the country, its culture, and especially its art. Taking the DIS Venice class, therefore, was an absolute no brainer. The chance to study Venice and Venetian art? And travel to Venice? Absolutely sold.
Before this semester began I signed up for a little trip called ‘Czech Trek‘. It promised three days of hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, and cave experiences in the beautiful Český ráj. Besides hiking, I had never done any of the activities listed so I decided to be brave and take the plunge. This might be the right time to mention that I have a fear of falling and small dark places, which I would be experiencing a lot of.