June 1st was everyone’s first day of classes. I am talking two classes for six credits – Seminar in Management: Sustainable Small Business and Concepts of Environmental Science. The RIT Dubrovnik campus is about a 40 minute walk from my hotel. We could take the bus and get there a lot faster, however, all of us wanted to walk to really see and experience residential Dubrovnik.
First I had to apply for a temporary visa at the local police station. All of us needed visas because we are staying in the country for a long period of time. The whole process took about an hour and then we were on our way to get coffee with our professors. After coffee, we headed to campus for class. The picture below I took when walking to class.
The lectures were very introductory and explained the basic outlines of what we will be doing during our time here. The campus is really nice and the best part about it is it has actual working wifi! In between classes, we walked to Old Town for lunch. Old Town in Dubrovnik looks very European – stone everywhere. The whole area is surrounded by tall stone walls which protected the villagers during war.
After class, all of us decided to go swimming/ exploring on the rocky coast. The area we picked ended up being too cold to swim so we just tanned and took pictures.
Dinner was at a Mexican restaurant (we were kind of getting sick of seafood) and I had chimichangas for the first time. We went back to the hotel just in time to catch the sunset. This is the view I have from my hotel room every night.