Month: February 2014

Yours Truly: My Time Studying Abroad

I walked into my advisor’s office on campus one day, looking to do more in the Journalism department or maybe set up an internship in town. He sent me half way around the world instead. It was more than a trip. It was more than a semester abroad. It was more than I could have imagined. It was an adventure, in the truest, sweetest sense of the word. “I know your type. Come on, follow me,” he said as he came around from behind his desk. He took me to the Office of International Studies where my journey began. It ended in Tuscania; a small town in central Italy where I would call home for four months. This old town had a medieval center, surrounded by massive, rough hewn stone walls that cradled a maze of cobblestone roads. Breathtaking scenes of bustling piazzas, gorgeous landscapes and daily life in small-town Italy played out everyday right before my eyes. I was humbled and electrified to be a part of it. But I wasn’t just passing through. …