Reflecting on how I have grown

Dear pre-departure self, Maybe it seems naïve, but I did not realize how much I would really grow throughout the course of this program. I guess that before I left, it was hard to really even imagine all the people I would meet here, and all the things I would do and see. It has…

Developing Global Skills and Understanding in Florence

Even though I have been here for a short time, I have already learned and gained so much from my internship, classes, and just daily life here. I have learned hard skills such as learning how to design and create content for social media posts, creating appealing graphics for marketing purposes, and lastly how to…

An Ancient Art – The Commesso Fiorentino

My internship placement is with a company called Scarpelli Mosaici, they are a family owned and operated business, that make gorgeous mosaics out of various rocks and minerals. They are in the fine arts and jewelry industry, making mosaics as well as earrings, rings, necklaces, and jewelry boxes.  Some of the minerals are actually found…

A Dream Come True

Ciao tutti! My name is Dylan Pitts and I am a junior majoring in marketing, with minors in Italian and philosophy, and a certificate in international business.  Since I was a kid, it has always been a dream of mine to come to Italy, and now that I am finally here, I can hardly believe…