What our students have to say....
“I have always been fascinated by other cultures. I can’t wait to see a different part of the world and be surrounded by a beautiful language. Renowned author, Truman Capote once said, “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolates in one go!” It arouses all the senses. I imagine all of Italy is like that. With its amazing sunsets, rolling hills, stunning architecture and cathedrals, and its incredible history. I am so excited and thankful for the opportunity to go on this trip!” - Emily
“The major thing I am hoping for is personal growth out of this study abroad experience. There is a whole world full of people that I’ve only read about from books someone else wrote, heard about them from stories someone else has told, or seen through a screen that someone else has control. I want to see Italy. I want to see the people. I want to see the hustle and bustle or some would call “boring” part of their lives. The castles will definitely be cool, but as the Phil Collins song goes,
“I want to know, can you show me
I want to know about the strangers like me”
“I’m excited about everything! Studying, Italy, 3 whole weeks, side trips, college experience, poetry, the food, cappuccino, gelato, the language barriers, etc.!” – Samantha
“I am hoping to gain a unique sense of independence and responsibility through the traveling process as well as learning how to live in a completely different corner of the world for three weeks. I hope to be inspired by the beauty of Italy and the joy of my travel companions/classmates.” – Caroline