Karen Spinale, From Massachusetts
Good Evening Students and Parents! I'd like to introduce myself. I am Karen Spinale, your Program Director for the Abbey Road Florence Program. Trust me, I am just as excited as all of you are, since I have been to Florence, and I just love it. Below is a recent picture of me, in Urbino Italy, where I did MY study abroad over 30 years ago. It was wonderful to go back and visit. So just think, one day you may be going BACK to Florence to reminisce about the wonderful summer YOU had in 2018.
Families back home, I will be doing a blog post every other day to show you all the wonderful moments your children are having. I will capture classroom learning, cultural excursions, day trips, social fun times out and of course the fabulous food and new friends they are enjoying.
So check out my Blog. I hope it brings smiles to your faces seeing your kids experiencing Italy. I will be with them every day, and you can always reach out to me by email for any questions. And don't worry if they aren't texting you, it just means they are soaking it in and getting lost in the beauty of Italy.
Thank you for sharing your children with us at Abbey Road this summer.
I'll see you at the airport, or in Florence!
Please stay tuned....
I will end each Blog will have an Italian word or phrase to teach you: tonight it's
ANDIAMO! which means 'Let's GO!"