Concluding post

I had a great international experience. I travelled long and far… Bologna, Venice, Siena San Gimingano, Amsterdam, Budapest, Paris, Calabria, Florence, Chianti, and the list goes on. It was, in total, an eye-opening incredible experience. I learned how to sculpt projects out of clay, how to write blog posts professionally and for this project, finally…

ShippyPro Internship Thoughts

I had a few expectations before I departed from America. I thought that the pizza in Italy would be fantastic and I was so excited to try all the trattorias here. I remember the first time I flew into the airport here in Florence how hungry I was as soon as I stepped off the…

My Dream Home in Florence

If I had an opportunity to become a full-time resident of my study abroad location, then I would want to live a little north of the city center in a small place just for myself with a fire place much like the one in the picture. The type of place you can have your friends…

My expectations

I had a few expectations coming to Florence. I expected to get all A’s. I want to get an A in finance, luckily, I have an A in finance as of now and will keep working at fulfilling this destiny. A little bit of studying never hurt abroad. I think I need to tone down…

The Best Pizza in Florence

I have done a lot of traveling during my time abroad, even outside of Italy. One of my favorite trips was the time I went to Paris, France. I bought a luggage just for this trip because I thought for sure I would bring back lots of clothes and souvenirs. Little did I know that…

The Traveling Man

  Greetings blog readers, I have been a traveling man as of late. Attached I have a photo of me and my friends in front of a castle in Budapest. Some trips here in Italy and in Europe are harder to plan than others. The easiest trips are the ones where you can take “Tren-Italia”…

Living Situation Update

Little update on my living situation. I have smoothed out all the beginning bumps between me and my room mates. My goals for the semester are mostly the same but I seem to have reached a minor impasse with my Italian teacher. Unfortunately, I have been learning Italian a little slower than the other class…

Becoming a Florentine

     While abroad I hope to be able to develop my ability to speak Italian. So far, I have learned many things like how to order food (which I certainly do every day) and how to ask for a bag at the grocery. I am learning how to use the internet to create blog posts…

An Introduction to mi!

Ciao a Tutti, My name is Sam Impellicceiri and I am a Junior Finance Major at the University of Pittsburgh…but not for long. Soon enough I will be deep in the country of Italy where my great great grandfather came from. In Italy, I will be staying, working, and living in Florence through the Global…