As I’m leaving for Florence in two days, it’s also time to start my adventure with blogging. I’d like to share with you all of my thoughts about the program and I’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.
“I’ll be living in Florence in less than 48 hours.” – this sentence sounds so unbelievable to me. I’m done with the whole application process, the paperwork and studying Italian I. The only thing left is packing my personal stuff and saying goodbye to all of my family and friends. Even though, I’ve had done that so many times before because I’m an international student in the US, the leaving part never ever gets easier. However, I’m very excited to arrive in Florence and I look forward to meeting all of the people who will be there with me!
I need to admit that FIT offices have been very helpful with preparing us for the departure. All of the participating students have been emailed regularly, we attended a pre-departure meeting in May and I believe we are ready for the trip. Additionally, there is a group on Angel where we can find all necessary information. We can also email FIT in Florence alums to ask about the things we are curious or anxious about.
Surrounded by works of Brunelleschi, Michelangelo or Donatello, I’ll be looking for inspiration in Florence very soon. Remember that Italy is not only one of the capitals of fashion but a challenging academic center as well. We are getting an amazing chance to broaden our minds by learning another foreign language and finding out more about another culture.
What else can I add? Florence, I’m waiting for you.
P.S. Quick tip – Florence in Italian is called Firenze (so there is no confusion when we get there!:))