The ICBIE was a milestone in my life. I never would have immagined that I could become fluent in another language during my lifetime, but I was “forced” to do it. The dedication and the methods used by Marlene made it all possible, and it was. The ICBIE offered me a structure where I wouldn’t have learned if I didn’t really want to. I am very grateful for the learning and for the experiences that I had with all the collaborators. I would like to say a special thank you to Pietro and to Marlene, who accepted me in such a special way. Your consideration was very important to me.