Time has definitely flown since the Humanities Module wrapped up in Leicester back at the end of December. Securing an internship with the Leicester Tigers Rugby organisation kept me well and truly busy during the final month of the first module. A whirlwind adventure back home to Sydney for a fortnight over Christmas wasn't in the plan but I managed to fit it in between modules and had a great time spending it with family.
Have been in Milan for 3 weeks now and still attempting to 'get up to speed' with the language and different culture as quickly as possible. Spent a day at Vero Volley yesterday listening to a number of presentations regarding volleyball in Italy. Was very interesting to hear from the Head Coach of the national women's team. Also managed to get along to the San Siro not once but twice in the first fortnight living in the country. Watched the 'Derby' between Inter and AC Milan. Inter Milan also kindly hosted us during their game against Genoa which included dinner in their executive suite.
Whilst the FIFA MA program itself has continued to increase in intensity, studying in Italy during a recession certainly has its positives with coffee and food being so cheap! I think the entire class is resigned to the fact that this will be different when the program shifts to Neuchatel, Switzerland in April and for that we are taking full advantage while we can.