Week 4 of study abroad!

Hi everyone, this week was one of the most laid back weeks I have had since the program started. As I mentioned in my past blog, I finished my three week class last week and now I only have one class. I found that this week I had more time to relax and enjoy Florence as well as focus on my six week class, Forensic Psychology. This class is my most difficult one, so I am glad that I get more time to focus on it. I recommend if you are studying abroad and are required to take a six week class and do six credit hours , to choose a three week class the first three weeks of your program. The three week classes are usually easy and if you get them done the first half of the program then towards the end of your study abroad experience you have more time to explore. Nevertheless, I had a pretty laid back week and on the weekend I went to the Amalfi Coast and visited Positano, Capri, and Pompeii. Each of these locations was beautiful and I highly suggest taking a trip to the Amalfi Coast if you are in Italy because it is very different than Northern Italy, so you get to see a different side of the Italian culture. In Positano, I just went to the beach and enjoyed the famous view. Positano is beautiful, but I will caution that because the city is made on a mountain you have to go up and down stairs A LOT, so be prepared. In addition, Capri was the highlight of the trip because it was just so beautiful. I highly recommend doing a boat tour if you are there because the scenery is unforgettable. I am sad I did not get to see the Blue Grotto inside, so if you want to do this make sure you plan with enough time because the line to get inside is long and it can take hours. Futhermore, Pompeii was amazing. It was really nice to see all the ruins and everything was beautiful, I suggest going here even if you don’t consider yourself a “history nerd,” Pompeii is a must see. Nevetheless, I hope you enjoy the pictures of the Amalfi Coast and stay tuned for next week’s adventures.

Famous view of Postiano.
The Faraglioni.
Ruins of a Basilica.

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