Bittersweet. That was an accurate description of my feelings as I boarded my plane home. https://www.instagram.com/p/BjlQ6p6n6Ou/?taken-by=viv.nguyennn I was looking forward to so many things about coming back to America. Not having to pay to use the bathroom. Getting water at lunch or dinner for free. Restaurants splitting the bill when you go out to eat … Continue reading Ciao, Italia!
Traveling is so rewarding. It takes you to places you have only seen in your wildest dreams. But when you are so far from home, the culture and lifestyle are different. The language is different. What you know is sometimes not enough. I love traveling because even when you’re uncomfortable, you know you are experiencing … Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Traveling Italy
Venice is known for its transportation on canals, historic background, rich culture, and of course beautiful architecture. But what shines brightest above it all is Basilica di San Marco, or St. Mark’s Basilica, a huge cathedral that will take your breath away. St. Mark’s Basilica is located on the main island of Venice and is … Continue reading Stay Gold, St. Mark’s Basilica
When life gives you lemons, make sure they’re Sorrento lemons! Stepping foot in Sorrento or anywhere on the Amalfi Coast, it is hard not to notice bright yellow lemons growing on trees at every turn. And they aren’t just used to make lemonade! They are a staple to Italians especially in this area, and you … Continue reading Sorrento Lemons: The Best Kind of Zest
Of all the things you expect to remember the most about Venice, you would never think it would be a museum that would be so vivid in your memories. From the sparkling masks that line the windows of shops to the gondolas that float down every canal, Venice is breathtaking in so many different ways. … Continue reading Keeping Music Alive in Venice
When traveling you really get an understanding of what it means to roll with the punches, and you learn to gain a new sense of patience. It has been over two weeks since I have arrived in Florence, and I am currently writing this with the only free time I have gotten since getting settled … Continue reading Things Never Go As Planned
Goodbye, America. Hello, ITALY! I can’t believe the time has finally come. I remember back in October when I went to the informational meeting and then called my parents excitedly with all the details to convince them to say yes. I woke up the next morning when it was still dark outside to line up … Continue reading Italy, here I come!
Vivian Nguyen is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Summer 2018 in Florence, Italy. To learn more about Vivian's program, click here: UF in Florence - Journalism. What is your year and academic concentration? Incoming junior majoring in public relations with a concentration in sport management. Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where … Continue reading Vivian: Summer in Florence