Studiare abroad: Habits

My first bilingual post! (I’m sorry in advance)

“Habits” non è solamente la mia canzone preferita by Tove Lo, ma è anche un concetto sul quale I have been reflecting quite a bit since I started my semestre abroad a Roma.

Why is it that a periodo, which causes you to interrupt your usual routine and slip on another life like a glove, is so adattissimo per adottare nuovi habits?

It is a chance to start over, to meet people senza idea of your emotional baggage, your story, your reputation. Magari è anche la possibility per fare tutto quello che non farai mai più, oppure quello che non hai mai dared to do.

But, as a language enthusiast, I knew che c’era quasi l’obbligo di embrace some habits that were beneficial to my field of study. All’inizio del periodo all’estero you establish a new routine, a new everyday life – and it has never been so easy to trick yourself into doing something giovevole.

Not going to lie: it is equally tempting and easy to adopt bizarre abitudini come eating three jars of marmelade per week (don’t ask, please).

Comunque però, sono arrivata al punto in cui ogni mattina scarico il mio preferito podcast italiano, e lo ascolto mentre mi sto preparando per leaving the house. When I come home, I pass some time scrolling through the news in either of my working languages and I each day I religiously type out the new vocabulary I acquired during my day at university and all over the city.

But, infatti, every day is good enough to adottare nuovi habits – you might have to work a little bit harder on integrating them into your daily life when you’re at home, but it’s worthwhile!! Ve lo prometto 🙂