Through e-mail correspondences with the girl who participated in this exchange program before me, she said the following about the Italian kids: You will learn a lot just from being in the classrooms. I taught the middle-schoolers, so they were always swearing at me and throwing stuff at me. Another thing you will learn quickly, is the kids in Italy have no discipline. They don’t get taken to the principles office if they misbehave. You just have to deal with it, and hope they will settle down eventually.