Culture Shock

Before starting my program, I was warned about the effects of culture shock. I heard the phrase over and over again, but I just thought I wouldn’t experience this while I was abroad. Boy, was I wrong. It is hard to go to a completely new place where nothing is the same as where you…

I Have Arrived!

I’m standing in line at security in the airport, staring back at my mom, wondering why I made the decision to go so far away for such a long time. What would I do if I got sick, if I missed home, or if I was stressed about school? All these thoughts raced through my…

My Journey Awaits

As I sit here with my long list of “To-Do’s” before I leave for an entire semester in Florence, I can’t help but think how lucky I am to have this opportunity. My name is Lyndsay Cox and I am from Downingtown, PA. I grew up in an old stone house with five older siblings…