Well, it’s hard to believe that this is my last blog post during my study abroad term. I’m so incredibly sad to be reflecting on the end of my time here in Milan. The last four months have exceeded my expectations beyond belief and I can’t believe that I will be home in about a week. This last month has been one of my favorites here. April was filled with traveling traveling and traveling. I was able to go to Santorini, Greece, which is now my favorite place in the world. It was the most beautiful country I have ever seen. The trip was filled with lots of amazing Greek food, gorgeous scenery, and amazing people. We went kayaking in the Aegean Sea and hiking through each of the villages, which gave us amazing views of the island. After Santorini, we headed to London. In London, we went on the London eye, saw two musicals; Viva Forever and Once (both amazing), and did quite a bit of shopping. After London, it was nice to be back in Italy and made our way to Rome and Venice. Rome was exactly what I expected; gorgeous and so much history. I was fascinated by Rome. All of the ruins, monuments, and the Vatican were some of the highlights of the trip. After waiting in line for about 3 hours to see the Sistine Chapel, I can finally say that I saw it and it was absolutely breathtaking. After Rome, came Venice. It was the cliché Italy that I have always imagined and I loved every minute of it. It’s not like any other place that I have been.
I am so incredibly grateful for this experience and wouldn’t have changed anything about it. Meeting people from all around the world and gaining more knowledge about their culture has helped me grow immensely as a person. I have made life long friends that have made this experience even more amazing. I can’t believe that I am leaving in a matter of days. Being abroad has taught me so much about myself, fashion, culture, people, and the list goes on. “Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.”
– Molly, University of Missouri – Columbia