Grayson Martello-Livingston, Italian Minor
"There is so much more to experience, learn and enjoy as I continued to build upon the foundational aspects of not only the Italian language, but the in-depth culture I was exposed to this year! Furthermore, I wanted to shine a special light on the man who has inspired and prompted me to discover further one of my true passions, which is my love of the Italian culture! As I continue to refine my skills day after day, it is evident Professore Giuseppe Tassone has been the most instrumental teacher I have ever had, and has continued to equip me with tools to open up the world of Italian to me on a much more expansive scale than I ever imagined was capable! My life will forever be impacted and changed in such a positive way because of this mans sheer ability to connect and reciprocate his passions to his students! My journey into deepening my understanding and love for this beautiful language and culture has just begun and I cannot wait for what’s in store in next!
After completing almost a year of linguistic studies in the Italian language, my passion for the Italian language/culture has grown exponentially. I am currently in the process of planning an abroad trip to study in either Sorrento or Taormina in the spring of 2019! If not for the fantastic support and guidance from my family, Professore Giuseppe Tassone, and the wonderful community at SU, none of this would be possible!"