Ciao Florida! See You Soon Florence!

Hi! My name is Krista, and I am a Finance major at the University of South Florida. I am a junior who will be studying abroad with USF in Florence, Italy for summer 2021.

I chose Italy as my study abroad host country because, growing up, I have always been fascinated with Italian culture and food. I love Europe as a whole and I hope to one day explore all the countries within the continent, I just favor Italy a bit more than the other counties. What I am the most excited about this study abroad trip is eating a lot of pasta and walking and exploring the streets of Italy,

I am so grateful for this opportunity to share my journey; I believe blogging constantly about my personal experience during this trip will make my trip an even better experience for me. I received the Global Explorers Travel Award Scholarship, and I am so thankful for those who selected me for this scholarship.

My ambitions for this trip is to learn Italian, learn more about Italian culture than the little knowledge I know and hopefully get to make an authentic Italian dish from scratch. Professionally, during this trip I hope to learn about the global perspective of business in a busy city center of Florence. Academically, I want to be able to use my learnings from my Business Law class and apply it and learn first-hand in the city center in Italy.

See you in my next blog post!

-Krista 🙂

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