When you study abroad, often the most important lessons take place outside of the classroom. You spend your first starry-eyed days roaming the city with a big map and wandering eyes, taking in the novelty of European antiquity. You walk as a tourist walks-oblivious to the race, the restricted space and the fact that everyone else is trying to go somewhere useful. But then it happens: a strange sense of everyday awareness overcomes you. Suddenly you find yourself equipped to conquer the town. The secret lies in knowing how to navigate the obstacle course.