This school is just not doing it for me. It is too small; Lugano is too small; it is too close to Italy; it's not close enough to an airport; I don't have a strong interest in learning Italian.
There aren't any music programs at this school either. Yes, I took an academic music course last semester but that just doesn not cut it. I really need to play. Now that I think about it, there hasn't been a time since I began playing an instrument at age 5 when I completely stopped music. I've never been physically so far away from my instruments either! Most days, I would at least have my violin, piano, flute at home. Sometimes I would bring the horn or Mellophone home; if I didn't bring them home, I would practice after school....oh the evenings practicing Massenet's Meditation from Thais in the band room.
I guess the small environment can be fun, but there are just too many negatives for me to outweigh the positives. Most Franklin students would agree that it can be very nice to have such a familiar student body (we see most of eachother everyday..we are only 420 or so). But there's a point when familiar becomes too personal. You know, I complain about living down the hill, but I bet this is keeping me sane.
Not only that, I'm dealing with university applications. So many of them. I've already been rejected to the University of Lausanne (kind of expected though), although I was accepted to the American University of Beirut. I'm also considering just taking a year or semester off to figure out what I want to do...so many options.
Still deciding on which other schools I'll apply to. I don't want to speak too quickly so I won't say anything.
I tried reconsidering UW, but I just know too many people there. It would be like high school. ew.
I can't be Swiss living in Wyoming. ;)