“I’m definitely more open minded and patient with people who have a different world view than I do” — Sarah Eiden
A lot of people study abroad to sharpen their language skills, but Sarah Eiden went to become professionally proficient.
That sentence is merely scratching of surface of what a phenomenal trip she had. In addition to a plethora fo recommendations and stories, she also described what it was like to eat, sleep, and breathe Italian culture.
Listen up to this one if you’re interested in learning a language or traveling to Italy.
“She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, bit because she continued on despite them.”
— Beau Taplin
- Why Sarah chose Italy 🇮🇹 [1:34] (it went back to 2nd grade!)
- How she chose Bologna, specifically 🧐 [3:54]
- All her classes were in Italian
- Scholarships and grants @ IU 💸 [5:45]
- “They’re giving money away!”
- A day in the life in Bologna 👩🏫 [7:41]
- Seeing the rest of Italy, like a true Italian + Spain and Austria 🧳 [11:30]
- Getting caught in a protest 👊 [12:09]
- Learning how to make pasta from the masters of pasta making 🍝 [16:30]
- Coming out ‘professionally proficient’ 🗣 [19:39]
- How studying abroad made Sarah more comfortable 😇 [21:04]
- Why Sarah decided to go to Indiana University 🎓 [25:46]
- Duolingo, Memrise, and Cram 📱
If you want to learn how to make real Italian pasta I would reach out to Sarah. I figured showing you a garlic peeling hack, would be the next best thing: