Anthony T., a recent graduate from University of Massachusetts-Amherst studied in Perugia, Italy for a semester with CISabroad. He is now headed back to teach in Italy with the SITE program through Liceo Pacioli di Crema.
Congratulations on your recent graduation from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst! We heard you’re returning to Italy again this summer to teach Italian, what will you be doing?
“I’ll be teaching English for 10 months to Italian high school students. My study abroad experience in Perugia boosted my Italian language skills. I heard about the position from the Italian department (even though I’m not an Italian major). The department knew that I wanted to return to Italy, and when they heard about this opportunity they knew I would apply.”
How did your study abroad experience help you land the job?
“Studying abroad gave me the confidence to apply, I was all on board with the idea and I could envision myself working there – no reservations. I know this experience isn’t going to make me wealthy, it’s a minimal pay internship, but it’s the experience I wanted and I decided to go for it!”
Where will you be living?
“I”ll be within 15 minutes of the high school, and will be living in an apartment or home-stay. I’ll receive a monthly stipend for room and board.”
Do you know anyone else going?
“Actually, there is another CISabroad alumnus that I met who has an internship in a different town, but close enough to see each other. We’re pretty excited that we’re both going back.”
Tips for future wanderers and recent graduates?
“Don’t look at the money when looking to relocate, go for it! The biggest tip is to find something you enjoy.”