Five things I’ve learned so far studying abroad in Florence, Italy by Kalie Henderson

After only a month of living in Florence, I have learned so much about my host city and the norms of studying abroad. Here are five things I have learned so far while studying abroad that have helped me adapt and immerse myself in a new culture! Attempting to speak your host country’s language goes a long way! I came into this program knowing very little Italian other than some…

Learning Outside the Classroom by Frannie Cohen-Dumani

The class I took abroad was titled: The Future of Humanity in a Technological Tomorrow, where we explored many topics relating to how AI and bioengineering continue to drastically change our world. The unique thing about our class was that we were able to discuss how different countries are dealing with technological changes, and we were able to see how Paris has decided to adopt different strategies as our societies…

Study Abroad Reflection by Julia Piermattei

I had so much fun during my study abroad experience.  I enjoyed my time during adventures on the island of Bocas and sightseeing in Panama City.  My favorite activities that we did was exploring all of the beautiful beaches in Bocas, seeing all of the unique wildlife during the night-hikes in the rainforest, and going to the Old Panama City.  I was proud of myself for trying new foods and…

Cultural Differences by Melanie Orama

It has been a couple of weeks since I started living in Florence for my study abroad program. I have witnessed many cultural differences in the brief time I have been here. I have interacted with locals and attempted to go to the outskirts of the town rather than staying in the more tourist areas of Florence. After discovering new areas, I realized there is a drastic difference in central…

From One Student to the Next by Isabelle Ede

If I had any advice to give another student planning to study abroad, I would let them know it is unwise to enter the program with any sort of expectations. No matter where a student decides to go, this advice would be helpful in the grand scheme of things. This is because, if something doesn’t go as planned (or even catastrophically wrong), that student will be unable to blame their…

Historical Sites by Anthony Rovinski

After going through Andalucia and being back in Trujillo for a few days now, I think I’ve caught up on enough sleep to go over just how immense some of the historical sites were. Starting with the last place first, the Mezquita in Córdoba was a wonderful example of just how powerful the Catholic church was. Originally, it was a Hispano-Roman basilica that, in 784, had a mosque built on…