Adjusting to a Florentine lifestyle

I am officially living in Florence, or should I say Firenze now that I am in Italia. My initial impressions of my new environment – after four days of exploring – are not exactly what I expected them to be. My first surprise was how many people speak English and how easily it is for Florentine locals to spot an American. Near many of the … Continue reading Adjusting to a Florentine lifestyle

Prepping for my Italian debut

As the farewells to friends and family begin and I make my final decisions on which shoes will be accompanying me to Italy, I can’t stop thinking about my expectations for the summer. In preparation for this trip I have read Italian travel guides, received loads of recommendations/stories from past Florence travelers and done quite a bit of research on all things Italy. However, I’ve … Continue reading Prepping for my Italian debut

Lauren Baker: Summer in Florence, Italy

Year in school: Rising juniorMajor/Minor: Journalism with an outside concentration in Political ScienceProgram: UF in Florence – Global Perspectives Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and why?This is my first time traveling abroad!  Have you studied abroad before? If so where, when, and why? This is also my first time studying abroad! I am so excited to experience Italy with my UF peers. Where … Continue reading Lauren Baker: Summer in Florence, Italy