You’ve got that right. And Carpigiani Gelato University in Italy is attracting a lot of refugees from the economic crisis, who want to make a new start in what appears to be quite a lucrative business — at least in Europe, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Student Moreno Barbieri, a roofer in Italy, told the newspaper:
“I work hard, usually 12 or 13 hours a day, but the pay isn’t worth the hard life. I’m hoping I’ll have a better life as a gelatiere.”
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.