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Issue No. 3 – A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

Issue No. 3 – A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris British Embassy Rome From Issue No. 3, Monday 20 November, 2017 newsletter to British nationals in Italy. Welcome to the latest edition of my newsletter for British nationals living in Italy. Ahead of the December Europe Council, I would like to update you on recent developments in the negotiations for the UK’s departure from the European Union. The UK a... »

Completion of a Challenge, Beginning of New Endeavors – Letter from the Editor

Completion of a Challenge, Beginning of New Endeavors – Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, In 1999 my partner Aaron and I moved to Milan after spending several years in Paris. As an expat, I expected to find an English language publication to help me ease into life in Italy. Similarly my partner, returning to his hometown after close to a decade spent abroad, felt the need to stay connected to like-minded people with international experiences. What we discovered was surpri... »

Thanksgiving Message from U.S. Consul General Elizabeth Lee Martinez

Thanksgiving Message from U.S. Consul General Elizabeth Lee Martinez

I am grateful for the opportunity to write this year’s Thanksgiving message to Easy Milano readers. As a recent arrival to Milan, this is a wonderful way for me to be able to reach out to new people, particularly around the holidays. We are looking forward to our first Italian Thanksgiving. I know from my years in the Foreign Service that although Thanksgiving is the most quintessential of America... »

Emotional Hurdles of Studying Abroad

Emotional Hurdles of Studying Abroad

For many university students, a highlight of the college years is the chance to live abroad for a semester – or even a year – and experience life and school in a completely new culture, and often, a new language. Some students carefully plan their studies around being able to manage a semester abroad, knowing that it’s something they’ve always wanted to do. Others may have less conviction, but the... »

Welcome to New US Ambassador, Lewis M. Eisenberg

Welcome to New US Ambassador, Lewis M. Eisenberg

Lewis M. Eisenberg of Florida is the new U.S. Ambassador to the Italian Republic, and the Republic of San Marino. He is a prominent American financier, investor, and philanthropist. As Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a Founding Board Member of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, where he chaired its 9/11 Victims’ Families and Transportation Advisory Councils,... »

Welcome to New US Consul General, Elizabeth Lee Martinez

Welcome to New US Consul General, Elizabeth Lee Martinez

Elizabeth Lee Martinez began her assignment in October 2017 as Consul General in Milan, covering northern Italy. She is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. Before assuming her present duties Ms. Martinez served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Kingston, Jamaica from 2013 to 2016. Her previous assignments include Director of the Office of Canadian Affairs... »

PM’s open letter to EU citizens in the UK

PM’s open letter to EU citizens in the UK

Ahead of EU Council, Theresa May wrote directly to EU citizens in the UK. As I travel to Brussels today, I know that many people will be looking to us – the leaders of the 28 nations in the European Union – to demonstrate we are putting people first. I have been clear throughout this process that citizens’ rights are my first priority. And I know my fellow leaders have the same objective: to safeg... »

Issue No. 2 – A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

Issue No. 2 – A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris British Embassy Rome From Issue No. 2, Monday 16 October, 2017 newsletter to British nationals in Italy. Welcome to the latest edition of my newsletter for British nationals living in Italy. Following the Prime Minister’s landmark speech in Florence last month and the fifth round of negotiations in Brussels, I would like to update you on the latest development... »

Studying in Canada – The Hidden Gem

Studying in Canada – The Hidden Gem

With its rugged mountains, ice blue lakes, miles of forests and billowing prairie grasses, Canada appeals to the adventurous spirit. This recreational wonderland boasts over 40 National Parks and Reserves, a dozen of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Alongside its impressive natural beauty, Canada also offers compelling educational opportunities to international students who wish to study abr... »

Relocation: A Chance for Reinvention

Relocation: A Chance for Reinvention

There are times in life when we all wish we could have a clean slate, a kind of “do over.” For those of you who have moved abroad and begun a whole new life, you know that’s exactly what you get: a completely fresh start and a chance to be a whole new version of yourself. Imagine the possibilities! They are endless, and with infinite possibility comes great potential, as well as the potential for ... »