The Language of Italia

A True Adventure

Sheila Lopez

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Sheila Lopez was a California woman, well-traveled in the inner spaces of emotions and communication through her long career as a psychotherapist, but a complete novice in the world of travel. When she found herself single and retired, she set out on a true adventure, with Italy as her destination. In this travel memoir, Sheila details how she embarked down a winding road that led from the goal of teaching English as a foreign language, to becoming a student in an Italian language school in the center of Rome, Italy. Through personal letters and emails to friends at home, Sheila describes practical steps for planning an extended stay in a foreign country, the realities of attending a language school in a foreign country, and the importance of personal courage and determination when stepping far out of one’s comfort zone.

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