Umbra Institute, Perugia, Italy
Buona giornata! I'm a junior Communications and Italian student at Arcadia University. I like to think of myself as a modern explorer of sorts, chasing new and beautiful opportunities. For the past 20 years, I've spent my life traveling the globe, but for the first time, I'll be living abroad in Perugia, Italy! I'm thrilled to share my experiences with you, and I hope it will inspire you to find your own adventure.
Hey readers! It's been awhile, but I'm sure we're all on the same page about now: that is, everyone is in a frenzy as we prepare for finals. I've found myself in a sort of strange holiday mess, between tests and the festivity of the season. It's that… More
Hey, readers! It's been a short while, but we're back and better than ever... After fall break, it took awhile for the semester to pick up again. I'm (a little) well-rested following a long weekend over All Saints Day, although I just spent quite the… More
Being abroad is the adventure of a lifetime, and it truly changes you forever. Being separated from everything you know (for four months!) is a big deal, but sometimes it doesn’t entirely feel real until you actually leave your host country to explore… More
A lot can change in a few weeks... But sometimes, nothing does! I'm far more comfortable than I was during the first month, because after four or five weeks, you build a routine. Italian life has settled well with me, like a good meal that took time to… More
Did you know that within one day, you can make at least four friends? Sounds a bit far-fetched, I know. But you learn something new every day, and when you're thrust into a unique situation with several other people, friendships form almost immediately… More