Category: Italy

Mediterranean Escape: Cinque Terre Part 2!

Hello travel enthusiasts! This blog post describes Day 2 of my magical weekend trip to Cinque Terre, a set of five coastal villages on the Italian Riviera. If you have not read Part 1, check out my previous post called “Mediterranean Escape: Cinque Terre,” where I talk about stunning coastal hikes, shimmering beaches, and a ...

Mediterranean Escape: Cinque Terre

For my first trip in Italy, my friends and I decided to go to Cinque Terre, a set of five coastal villages on the Italian Riviera. Its name means “Five Lands,” and it is an UNESCO World Heritage site. Instead of booking a pre-planned trip with a tour company like Bus2Alps or Smart Trips, we ...

Classes in Italy vs in the US

  Now that I’ve started classes at Accademia Italiana (AI), a design school in Florence, Italy, I have noticed a few main differences between my classes here and classes at Drexel University. These observations include differences in class structure, teaching style, and homework. Please keep in mind that these are just my experiences, and doesn’t ...

A First Taste of Florence

As newly arrived residents of Florence, some friends and I decided to do a self-guided walking tour one of us had found in a travel guidebook. We wanted to get a sense of what the city was like and start to learn how to get around the popular spots without feeling so lost.   We ...

Orientation Day: First Impressions

Today I had orientation at my new school, Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy. Accademia Italiana is a design school, with specialties in Industrial, Interior, Fashion, and Graphic Design. This means that the school is very focused on providing excellent education in the arts. In the morning, I walked with my roommates to the school for ...

Things I Wish I Knew Before the Move

Before I left to study abroad in Florence, Italy, I wrote a blog post that included several tips for packing. However, now that I have arrived and spent some days here, I realize there are so many mistakes that I made during my preparation. Although they have not caused any real problems, these mistakes have ...

Packing for Study Abroad

Well, the time has come! It is exactly three days until I leave Drexel to study abroad in Florence, Italy at the Accademia Italiana (AI). Although I am incredibly excited about this experience, I am also insanely nervous and stressed out about it. If you’re reading this as someone who is also leaving for study ...