Studying abroad in Italy was something I had dreamed of for as long as I could remember, but always seemed so far off into the future. Before I knew it, my bags were packed, final goodbyes were said, and it was off to Logan Airport I went.
The amount of fear and anxiety was overwhelming. What if I don’t make friends? What if I don’t understand the language as much as I think I do? What if I don’t like my internship? Most importantly, what if I get incredibly homesick for my family and friends?! All of these were questions running through my mind as the British Airways plane prepared for takeoff.
As I reclined my chair and put on the movie “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, I turned to my left to my good friend Joanna Zecha who would be embarking on this journey with me and took a deep breath assuring myself that it would all be okay. I have been studying Italian for 6 years now, and would finally be able to put all of my hard work to practice. I would finally be able to experience for myself the beauty of the culture I have fallen in love with.
Not only will I be studying in Florence, Italy, but I will be completing a Communication internship as well, something I never realized was even a possibility. The thought of being able to to interact with Italians on a daily basis is exciting, but nerve-wracking as well.
First stop: London for three days. Destination: Florence, Italy.
Until London, ciao!