Hi, My name is Marisa I'm from Coon Rapids, MN where my mom and dad still live. Coon Rapids is about 20 minutes from Minneapolis, so I go there as much as I can. Right now I am living in Mankato, MN for school. It is about an hour and a half from my home town.
My family includes my mom, dad, a little sister named Kelsie and a dog named Bailey. My sister lives with me in Mankato. We are very close, she is my best friend. I try to see my parents as much as possible, but it can be hard with school and work.
I enjoy reading, going to the beach, hanging out with my friends, meeting new people and just having a good time.
I am very excited to study abroad in Italy, I've wanted to travel there for a long time now so I was very happy to see the opportunity come up. I love learning the language, even if it is difficult for me at times since this is the only other language I am learning other than English. Filomena is a wonderful teacher, you can tell she loves to teach us and really wants us to learn. She's very helpful and a very fun and kind person. Even with the language barrier she manages to get her sense of humor through to all of us girls she's teaching. I can only imagine how wonderful the rest of the teachers at the Piccola Università Italiana are going to be and cannot wait to meet you all.