I 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.
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.
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