Category Archives: Italy

Studying Abroad: Understanding A Unique Aspect of Your Local Community

Studying abroad provides endless opportunities to learn about the fascinating and dynamic history and culture of your host country. While it is easy to spend all of your time traveling to nearby places, going to museums, and eating local cuisine (all wonderful experiences!), I urge you to get involved in your local communities abroad in a … Continue reading Studying Abroad: Understanding A Unique Aspect of Your Local Community

How I chose my study abroad country

One of the most prominent questions I get when I say I’ve studied abroad is, “Why Italy?” My immediate response is always, “Why not Italy?” If only my decision were that simple. Thinking back to the pre-application process days, I struggled to narrow down the countries. I knew which term I wanted to study abroad (Spring). … Continue reading How I chose my study abroad country

Navigating to and through European countries

When I first arrived in Italy, I had no clue how to travel. I knew I wanted to go places, but how would I get there? It wasn’t until my first weekend trip to Paris that I learned the ins and outs of planning and how to plan better with each trip. Note: This list … Continue reading Navigating to and through European countries

Things to pack for going abroad that will almost save your life

Featured image: tonightatnoon.com. The following is a list I compiled of things that almost saved my life during my 5 month stint abroad. I mentally thought of this list post-abroad, but feel it is the most necessary to share with fellow UCEAP (and non-UCEAP) students. You’ve probably Googled “packing for Europe” or a phrase along … Continue reading Things to pack for going abroad that will almost save your life