Shaping A Cultural Identity

Having the opportunity to come abroad meant being exposed to new cultures and people, which meant learning new habits and ways of life that were unfamiliar from what I was used to. I knew that working and living abroad would be an amazing learning experience, but I also expected challenges to arise from this unfamiliar…

Fear of the Unknown

I think everyone has a little bit of fear surrounding the unknown and what “could be”. Coming into my international internship and this global experience as a whole, this fear is exactly what plagued my thoughts. I didn’t know anyone on my program except for one person, and I had no prior knowledge of the…

Italian Dream or Reality

Traveling and living abroad seems like a scene from out of a movie- beautiful architecture, amazing food and having the opportunity traveling. There are a lot of challenges that this situation presents as well. Blending in and understanding a new culture is a difficult task and can feel a bit intimidating at time. Working abroad…

Everything Will Get Done

Three weeks in and the transition from American to Italian working culture is still difficult to get used to at times. In America, everything is go, go, go; the longer and faster you work, the more dedicated and successful you appear. In Florence, the pace and structure is much different. There is no need to…

Getting Lost in Florence

Posted by Taylor Jenkins on September 22, 2022 Hi everyone! My name is Taylor Jenkins, and I am currently a senior, graduating in the spring! I am majoring in marketing, with a French minor and earning certificates in international business and digital media. Completing a French minor but studying abroad in Italy may seem contradictory,…