“A sunny Mediterranean resort town between Cannes and Nice on the French Côte d’Azur; a former colony of Marseille and Ancient Roman settlement featuring aqueducts, theatres, amphitheatres, and stone villas; the Picasso Museum and the Naval Museum of Napoléon; parks and gardens; vineyards; summer festivals; the restaurants, cafés, and Marchés de Provence with their fresh fruits, vegetables, and seafood and their potteries, soaps, and perfumes; and last but not least, the beaches of Antibes.”
With this month’s theme being love, we took the time to sit down and talk with German Professor, Dr. Mark Looney and his wife, Finance Professor, Dr. Valentina Salotti. Their relationship spans different first languages, different home cultures and and roughly 12 vertical inches.
“The word ‘Love’ does not begin to describe my study abroad experience to Valencia, Spain. However, the word ‘saudade’ in Portuguese, meaning a feeling of intense longing for a place you love but is now lost, is a closer description.”