How I Got to Study Abroad

IMG_7313 2.JPGI have been getting a lot of questions about studying abroad! Therefore, I decided to write post for it because I strongly believe it is something that everyone should experience! This is going to be more of an informational post, but I will also be doing more specified study abroad posts along with lifestyle and beauty posts. For those of you who do not know I lived abroad in Florence, Italy for a semester. It was one of the craziest, best experiences of my life. It was not all easy getting there though.

So, I am currently attending California Baptist University. They do not have any study abroad programs through the school which made it difficult for me. However, many schools have a sister school abroad. Anyways, this was always a dream of mine, so ‘no’ was not going to be an option for me. Therefore, I had to go through a third party program. After researching a ton of different programs such as AIFS, SAI, and CEA, I chose International Studies Abroad (ISA). link to the website below

ISA ended up being a really good choice. They were very helpful to all my needs abroad. The program price included excursions to Siena, Assisi, Rome, Verona, Lake Garda, and San Gimignano. Through this program, I studied at Florence University of the Arts where there was plenty of classes to choose from. Also, ISA provided optional volunteer opportunities to be a Duomo tour guide or an assistant English teacher. Therefore, I volunteered as an assistant English teacher to a class of kindergarteners.  Not to mention, we were given amazing housing in Florence.

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Duomo di Firenze
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CUTEST KIDDOS, my kindergarten class
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my street address
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backyard views

 

Also, ISA occasionally offered day activities in Florence. Some of which included a Florence walk tour, Piazzale Michelangelo, Leather factory tour, Accademia Gallery tour, pizza making class, pasta and gelato tour, Palazzo Vecchio visit, and a boat tour.

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The David in the Accademia Gallery
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pizza making class at Eataly

Feel free to contact or dm me will any other questions you have! I love and appreciate feedback if this was helpful in any way.

link: International Studies Abroad

 

 

 

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. That sounds so fun! In August, I’m studying abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland with my best friend and I can’t wait!

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  2. You’re a rockstar, Nic.

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  3. kayla says:

    hey i actually went to cbu w you freshman year and i don’t go there anymore but i am studying abroad this spring of 2019 in Florence also! What are your top tips (preparing for & during the trip), and how did you balance traveling while abroad as well as maintaining your class work?

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    1. Hi Kayla!! 🙂 I am going to continually be posting more blog posts with how to budget, packing tips, travel advice, and some info on Florence! Once I post them if you have further questions I would LOVE to help!

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  4. That’s really inspiring for me. like your pictures style, how you posted and you clicked them.

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