Being 15 in Italy is exciting but busy because of the unique ways teenagers balance their free time and all of the school responsibilities.
- School plays a huge part in Italian teenagers lives. ("What It's like to Be 15 in Italy ")
- Unlike the United States, in Italy students attend high school for 5 years.
- For the first two years of high school, Italian students study “state-mandated curriculum”.
- Then, after the first two years of this standard learning, students decide on “specialized courses” to take at their career specific school.("Italian Education System")
Because of the cultural differences of Italian teenagers and the way they spend their free time, it can be difficult fitting in with others teens in other parts of the Italy.
By researching what it is like to live in another country, I have realized that it is very easy to connect with teenagers my age, even if they are half way around the world.
It is important when learning about other people and their lives, to keep in mind that there could be a ton of differences between you two. Instead of immediately judging on how their lives are different from the one you are so used to, you should try to keep an open mind and make connections with this person.
Through this process of making connections, I understand and relate to Italian teenagers on how they have to balance their social life with school.
When I heard how there are two completely different “sides” of the way teenagers spend their free time, I noticed that I enjoy both “sides” of these activities. I love camping, chilling with my friends, and shopping. This shows how even though Italy is on the other side of the world, an Italian teenager and I may not be so different.
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