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.

Duomo di Firenze
CUTEST KIDDOS, my kindergarten class
my street address
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.

The David in the Accademia Gallery
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




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!


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


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