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Lana Valente Umbra Institute, Perugia, Italy

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Lana Valente

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Umbra Institute, Perugia, Italy


About

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.

Drawing to a Close

Lana Valente December 10, 2017

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

Little Time Left

Lana Valente November 14, 2017

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

Get Out There and Take a Look Around

Lana Valente October 27, 2017

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

At Home in Italy

Lana Valente October 9, 2017

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

The Adjustment Process

Lana Valente September 22, 2017

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

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