Photos by Sydny Welcher, (George Washington University), Student Correspondent for CET Florence, Fall 2022
One of the best things about coming to Italy in the winter is the Christmas markets! This is a German Christmas market in Santa Croce. My friends and I have already bought so much from it.
Thanksgiving without your family can be hard but luckily a group of us got together and had our own Friendsgiving. Everyone cooked something so we had so much food and wine. We had a great time and I’m thankful for these people!
As December gets closer you can see so many decorations and lights on the street. Makes it feel so much like Christmas.
In our wine studies class, our teacher took us to a wine refill store where you can bring glass bottles and get them filled with local wine for under 5 euros. We got to try some of the wine and then I went back and filled up some bottles for my apartment.
Julia and I were able to have dinner with an Italian family that lives in Florence with the help of CET. This was such a cool experience, and the family was so amazing to talk to.
Gabri and Nico, our activities directors, presenting our medal and trophy for coming in 3rd place in the study abroad soccer tournament. Couldn’t have asked for a better goalie and coach!
CET soccer team after receiving our trophy at Lions Fountain.
My Medici history class took a trip to the Medici Chapel where our teacher told us the history of the chapel which was so cool.
The ceiling of the Medici Chapel.
You can’t go to Florence without seeing the David, so after 3 months I finally made the time to go see it. Such a unique experience to see a work of art in person after discussing it in class.