Traveling the world is something that has always been a dream of mine. Studying abroad in Italy has given me the opportunity to get a taste of different European Countries while, simultaneously calling Florence my home.
In just the first few weeks abroad I have learned an abundance about the Italian culture and had experiences that would never be possible through classroom and textbook learning. To live among the Italian culture, is an adventure in and of itself.
Seeing the world from the other side has been a truly eye-opening experience, showing me the true beauty of diversity. I have learned so much about myself and grown immeasurably in such a short period of time.
I have been lucky enough to develop friendships that will last a life-time and made so many memories that I will carry with me forever.
Venturing out on my own to a foreign country for four months has given me a whole new level of independence and an entirely new perspective on everyday life. My time here so far in Florence has been absolutely amazing to say the least and I could not be more thankful for this awesome opportunity.
Mikayla Bennett can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org