Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Ciao! I had the privilege of studying abroad in Florence, Italy. From my daily espresso shot in the morning, runs across the Ponte Vecchio, strolls in and out of new museums and luxury fashion stores, mouth-watering cuisine, entertaining nightlife, learning a new language, being awed constantly by the rich architecture and artwork within the city, being fully immersed into a new culture, living in an adorable apartment with roommates from all over the world, and staying in a central location that is easy travel to my next destination is a few of the reasons why I loved studying abroad in Florence. While abroad, I learned how to “adult” and seek opportunities for myself. For example, if you get a full weekend trip at a competitive discount only one hour before departure – pack your bags and run for it! I enjoyed visiting the south to north end of Italy, London for Fashion Week, Munich for Oktoberfest, Greece for some fall break island hopping, Budapest for the history, Austria for their world-famous Christmas markets and “Sound of Music” tour, and Switzerland for the Alps and chocolate of course! Beyond the Italian lifestyle and travels, academically I was challenged and I really enjoyed my Italian professors. Florence easily became my home away from home. The experience I received from studying abroad is rare and I will be talking about my four months in Italy forever. If you choose to study abroad you will find your experience to be one of the most humbling and liberating experiences you will encounter in college. There is no better time to travel and continue your education globally. For now, I will count the days until I’m back in my home away from home or traveling to my next destination…

By : Lisa Milburn ’19  (Studied abroad Fall ’17 in Florence, Italy)

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