Photos by Sydny Welcher, (George Washington University), Student Correspondent for CET Florence, Fall 2022
I thought I would grow tired of only eating Italian food, but delicious food never gets old. Nothing beats eating Italian food with your friends and enjoying a nice bottle of wine together.
Over our fall break, my friends and I traveled to the beautiful city of Prague. We visited four countries in 12 days and Prague was my favorite one by far.
A bunch of us in the program got together and did a taco night since Mexican food is quite hard to find in Florence. We each made something and brought it and had a great night.
Traveling with a backpack sounds great in theory but is awful when you have to carry a filled-to-the-brim backpack around for 4 hours because check-in time wasn’t until 1 and you arrived at 9 am. My shoulders are still recovering.
I find myself going out to dinner far more than I ever have in the United States because it’s so hard to turn down a great dinner with friends while living in Italy. I keep saying I’ll make dinner and save some money but always end up going out to dinner 3 times a week.
The inside of the Santa Maria Novella Church. My Renaissance Art and Architecture class came on a visit where we got to learn about the history from our professor while looking at the art.
Our waiter one night after dinner poured us shots of limoncello for free as a digestivo (an alcoholic drink served after dinner to help with digestion). We all might have had more than one….
While it was still warm out, CET arranged for us to play volleyball on some courts overlooking the river. Activities like these are so fun and I am so grateful that CET organizes them for us.
Our first soccer practice before we went on to win multiple games in our study abroad tournament. Semifinals are coming up and we hope to win!
This was lunch at the very first day of orientation where no one knew anyone. Crazy that we knew nothing about each other and now in only 2 months it feels like we’re one big family.