Santo Spirito

Even though I have the longest walk to school I’m lucky to live in Santo Spirito (Holly Spirit). Florence is divided into 4 neighborhoods: Santa Maria Novella, San Giovanni, Santa Croce, and Santo Spirito. My neighborhood happens to be on the other side of the bridge and it’s the more local one out of the…

Update

Blogging is a new concept to me, in fact I see as more of journal than a blog. It’s been a while since I last posted something. Mainly because I don’t always get a chance to take pictures and capture the moment. Blogging is a new concept to me, in fact I see as more…

Scuola (school)

There’s just so much to see. The Uffizi gallery is enormous with more than 25 rooms of paints/sculptures. Having someone guide me through the artwork was very helpful, allowing me to enrich my Italian art knowledge I’ve been in school for three weeks now. At first I couldn’t wait for school to start because that…

I got lost!

I was far away from Florence Metropolitan City. At this point I was lost. I had no internet, no maps, no working phone and I spoke no Italian. The AIFS organized a trip to Pisa and Luca. The plan was to go to Pisa first, get a tour and head to Luca for a fun…

Week One

Florence has so much to offer that is inevitable to be in awe by it. It’s the little things such as drinking an espresso in the morning, the gelaterias on every corner, and the singular fashionable way to ride a bike that set Florence apart from any other city. Week one – I survived! It’s…

AIFS Pre-Departure Meeting

My trip is only 2 weeks away so it was about time we had a pre-departure meeting. This meeting was organized by the AIFS program so the presenter came all the way from Italy. The event started at 9am with breakfast and the meeting started at 10am. The breakfast was a great idea as I…

Changes

I’m super excited and nervous to take on this journey, but more than anything I’m eager to get to Florence. Everything has been happening so fast. After I was accepted into my study abroad program, the AIFS, time took an aggressive turn. Between scholarships, enrolling into a new school, financial aid and school my trip to…