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Updated: Apr 22, 2023

I had 4 Midterms this week – so much fun!  My first midterm was on Tuesday for my Architecture class and was very hard. It did not reflect the teacher’s suggestions on what to study. The whole class thinks they did bad on it, so we are hoping our professor will curve it.

On Wednesday, I had two exams. The first was for my class on “Italy and the European Union”. Unlike my previous exam, the teacher’s study suggestions were spot on and I think I did very well. My second exam of the day was for “Memory and Conflict.”. It was not that bad as it was based on our lectures and homework. The teacher said that we would have no problem if we did the homework and participate in class. He was mostly right – one of the four essay questions was a bit more in depth than I remember, but I think I did fine.

Today was my film midterm. It was very easy and a nice way to end the week. The Midterms over here were, in general, much easier than anything at Penn State. Most of this can be attributed to the fact that they were essays – the format I prefer. I feel that essays give you more leeway to showcase what you know whereas multiple choice exams are much more cut and dry.

After my exam, I ran to my apartment to pack the rest of my things, went to the Bancomat or ATM to take out a few hundred Euro, grabbed some lunch, and headed to the train station. I am happy to report that I am currently on a bus that is Prague bound for the first stop of my Spring Break Eurotrip!

This Spring Break trip has kept me motivated all week – Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, and London. This is going to be the best Spring Break trip of my life!

Note: This post was originally published on March 24, 2011 in a blog entitled “Romeing Around Europe” which chronicled my study abroad experience.  

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