Ciao ciao! My name is Chelsea Evans and I'm a senior at the University of Rhode Island studying communications and Italian. Studying abroad was an amazing opportunity for me to develop skills used in my majors. Since I was in Florence, Italy, I got to improve exponentially on my Italian skills but I also learned a ton about communication in general within somewhere other than the U.S. Living in Florence was an unreal experience; I had an amazing apartment located on Via de' Tornabuoni (the Rodeo drive of Florence), and got to walk to school with a view of the historic Ponte Vecchio. Studying abroad provided me with lifelong memories, friendships, and the best pasta I have ever had.
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