Hi it’s Frances! I can’t believe we’re more than halfway through the semester, time keeps flying. I feel really lucky to be here for the Year program so that I have more time to experience learn from our amazing teachers and soak up the Italian culture! I’ve been going on lots of hikes and long walks near the villa, which is a great break from classes and really helps to turn my brain off for a while. We also finished a really amazing clown workshop a few weeks ago which was so fun! I haven’t had that much fun while working in a long time. Cheers!