Molly Wood student at Santa Rosa Junior College shares with us why she chose to study abroad in Florence. This is Molly’s second time studying abroad with AIFS and we love hearing about her passion for traveling.
“I caught the travel bug from my grandparents at a young age. My first solo trip was studying abroad in Barcelona in the Fall Semester of 2015. Living in Barcelona opened my eyes to the world and I would not be who I am today or on the path I am without that experience.
I started my first semester abroad as a Biology major and ended it as an International Business major. Had I not studied abroad that semester, I would still be working towards a career that I would not truly be happy in. I met some lifelong friends, lived around the corner from FC Barcelona’s stadium, traveled all across Spain, ate tapas for dinner almost every night, and learned more about myself than I had in a very long time. I will be forever grateful for that opportunity.
With that said, I was yearning for another solo adventure and made a very last minute decision to enrol with AIFS again and study abroad in Florence. This place is a dream and I love exploring this historical city with a new adventure around every corner. Every morning I walk along the Arno past Ponte Vecchio on the way to school. This coming semester abroad will allow me to continue discovering myself and all I can and will accomplish in the vast, fascinating world. I know Italy has a whole lot more in store for me and boy am I excited!”- Molly Wood
This content was contributed by Molly Wood enrolled on the Customized Faculty-Led program in Florence, Italy through the Northern California Study Abroad Consortium.