I am currently writing from my apartment that is in the heart of the city and I am enamored with Florence. As I have shared earlier, I am so fortunate to be studying abroad in Florence Italy this semester. I couldn’t be more in love with this city and I can’t wait to discover new things everyday. While I am here, I hope to grow more as an individual and make advances in my personal and professional life that will help me in my oh-so-near career filled future.
To keep myself in check, I want to share some goals that I have for this semester:
- Gain a new perspective on the ways of life in Italy. I’m not gonna lie, its been hard adjusting to a slower pace here. Everyone here takes life as it comes and there is no rush. Sometimes I think I get so caught up in classes, finding an internship, and my future that life gets away from me. I hope that while I am here, I can slow down and learn to appreciate life as it comes.
- Expanding my comfort zone. Living across the world from all my family and friends in foreign place is definitely outside of my comfort zone. While I am here though, I still want to step out and try new things. I want to make friends with a local café barista, volunteer at a children’s school, and try different kinds of food. I want to submerse myself into the beautiful Italian culture.
- I want to visit the headquarters of World Food Programme in Rome. I have become fascinated with the World Food Programme. It is the world’s largest agency fighting worldwide hunger. They are a part of the United Nations and in emergencies; they work diligently to get food to those in need. WFP also helps communities through food to help bring their souls back to life. I would love to be able to visit the headquarters because someday I would love to work for the World Food Programme or an organization like it. It is my hope that I would find a job that helps those in need and I believe the WFP would be an incredible way to live out that career dream. You can find out more information on the World Food Programme here.
I can’t wait to look back at this list and see what all I was able to accomplish with this semester abroad. I hope I have grown as an individual that will be ready to enter the career field and fell confident in entering that next stage in life.
Ally Hunt is a junior from Zionsville, IN currently completing her degree in Community Health. She’s a lover of animals, traveling, and all things Beyonce. Even when life throws her curve balls, she’s grateful to be in the game!
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