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Bernstein and Pellegrino Makes Summer Hit With Assistance From Hayley

We put a lot of effort into making a full music video from scratch–we produced, wrote, filmed, and edited ourselves. Hope you enjoy:  

Posted by on June 2, 2017 in 2017 Blog post

Alex Bernstein, Chase Janikowsi, and Dylan Folsom take on Siracusa!

In our final adventure, we have decided to give you an interactive tour with the city. The link is below:

Posted by on June 2, 2017 in 2017 Blog post

I’ve decided to write my last blog about sandwiches!

If you have spent any amount of time in new york, you already know that deli sandwiches are the cornerstone of a new yorker’s budget meals. Especially in the suburbs, everyone has their favorite deli. But there are undoubtedly some that are better than others. When I was in high school, there was a deli…

Posted by on June 1, 2017 in Blog posts

Interview Blog: A Comparison of Universities in Sicily and America

Today I spoke to a Native of Cefalu about his experience at a private university in Palermo, a nearby city. His name is Vincenzo Di Franco and he is currently finishing his last semester of college, majoring as a translator and planning on pursuing it as a job. I asked him many questions that drew…

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in 2017 Blog post

Fresh Cuts

A few days ago I decided to experience what it would be like to get an Italian haircut. I have noticed that the haircuts here in Sicily are much more fashion forward than most in the states. For guys, they are often shorter on the sides and longer on the top than American guys, where…

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in 2017 Blog post

We Drove Vespas for 75 kilometers and Didn’t Die!

Yesterday was quite possibly the best day of my exploration of Sicily thus far: We started out by having class in my favorite part of Cefalú, the baths. Then, it was time for the adventure to begin. Michael Pellegrino and I rented scooters from a small shop in Cefalú with one goal in mind: get…

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in 2017 Blog post

Bernstein Blog #3: Navigating Communication When You Come to Sicily Not Knowing a Lick of Italian

When I first heard that I was admitted to this maymester, I decided that I was going to teach myself Italian using Duolinguo, a free language app. Long story short, I was not disciplined and didn’t have enough time in my busy schedule to teach myself a new language. I knew this would be a…

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in 2017 Blog post

Observational Blog: The Culture of Meals In Siciliy

Sitting at Pizzeria Ristorante Duomo eating spaghetti all’ arrabiatta and bianco pizza, I looked around and noticed that I was the only one folding my pizza before I ate it. This was not completely unusual, but people eating pizza with a knife and fork was. When I first saw someone eating a pizza with a…

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in 2017 Blog post

Maymester In Sicily Experience Blog Week 1 (YouTube Video)


Posted by on May 13, 2017 in 2017 Blog post