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University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Jose Lucas Micheletti Marino, Alumni Ambassador
what was your favorite class while abroad, and why?
My favorite class was International Marketing, with Professor Sonnabend. At first I was discouraged because it was a 3-hour lecture four times a week starting at 9 a.m., but as time passed by I grew fond of it. As an engineering student, I rarely take breaks to learn about something different and applicable to my current situation such as international marketing. The professor was also a pleasure to have, I developed a friendship with him and we'd talk sometimes before or after class.
how did you engage with the local community while abroad?
I remember that in Rome we'd watch soccer games all the time in local spots; soccer is a huge deal in Italy and seeing everyone taking it very seriously was exciting. I also traveled a lot by public transportation, interacting with day-to-day Romans and learning what daily life feels like there. Overall, I was very connected with the local community (even though my Italian was embarrassingly basic).