Author Archives: Katherine Sanchez

A Few Final Thoughts

The last adventures of Florence have quickly come to an end. In the blink of an eye, our 3 and a half months are over. I will be forever grateful for this opportunity; for the things I have learned, places I’ve seen, people I have met. As I sat on the train, at the airport and eventually on the plane I had a huge amount of time to reflect on the semester. Continue reading

Making a New City Your Home

When I first chose to come abroad, I would have never expected to love a city so much. I was honestly terrified. Terrified of being dropped off in a city I knew nothing about and knew absolutely no one. But, little did I know that this place would turn into home sooner than expected.

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Getting Spooky in Rome

With Halloween just around the corner, my roommate and I decided to get into the spirit by visiting some spooky sights here in Rome. Halloween is hands down my favorite holiday, and I was worried that here in Italy it would not be celebrated. To my surprise, when October hit, the streets of Rome started filling with decorative pumpkins, skeletons, ghosts. Living in a city with architecture and history dating as far back as 674 B.C. I knew there was going to be a lot of spooky places to explore. Continue reading

A Trip Up the Western Coast of Italy

This weekend was like nothing I have ever experienced, it was amazing, exciting, and relaxing all at the same time. My roommate Sandy and I decided to head up to Northern Italy to do some exploring. Continue reading

Creating Less Trash

2 weeks ago, I wrote a blog post talking about how shocked I was to see the excessive use of plastic use here in Italy. I discussed how I had been trying to cut back on my plastic consumption before coming to Italy. Coming to Italy has caused a slight set back to my zero-waste journey, but I am slowly reducing my waste more and more each week.
Here I will share with you the small changes I have made that have helped me drastically cut back on my plastic intake here in Italy.

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Dealing with Strikes

When it comes to traveling abroad, I have noticed quite a few challenges that I have come to face. Some of these challenges being strikes on air lines, and even strikes on the tube. These types of strikes make it, not only difficult to travel, but sometimes impossible.

When I was looking to book flights for my upcoming fall break trip, I noticed prices were sky rocketing. The were rising by the second, and soon did I find out why. Continue reading

For Anyone Wanting to Study Abroad

This week I decided to do something a little different for my blog post. I did not want to recap on things I did or places I went rather I wanted to focus on the beauty and opportunities that await you when studying abroad. Since being gone many people from home have discussed with me the idea of studying abroad. Here is a little open letter to everyone who is thinking, dreaming, and wanting to study abroad.

Dear Friend,

I know what you are thinking on the inside. Is this the right decision for me? What if I miss out on activities at school? What if I miss everyone at home? Continue reading