Meet Matt McConnell, an official CAPA vlogger in Florence, Italy for Spring 2020:
University: Indiana University
Major: Media Advertising
Study Abroad Location: Florence, Italy
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC
What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited for traveling all across Europe all while studying in Italy. Being able to live in the moment, while having something to look back at, will provide with an experience I will never forget.
What are three of your hobbies and interests?
I love taking pictures. I began with 35mm film, however I recently got into concert photography, capturing all the big artists that come into Bloomington. I also love music. Listening to and making music gives me another creative outlet to express who I am. I have two self produced EPs on Spotify and Apple Music. Being able to create various projects whether it is music or videos allows me to grow who I am as a person.
What’s one personal goal you hope to achieve while abroad?
One goal I wish to achieve while studying abroad is that I want to get to know myself more. I think being in Indiana my whole life is restricting to my potential in the workplace and just as a human. Broadening my horizons is something I very much look forward to.
What’s one professional goal you hope to achieve while abroad?
One professional goal I wish to achieve while studying abroad is that I want to be able to show my experience abroad in a creative way. I do not want it to be just videos I take on my phone, but selecting the best shots and combine it with even better editing.
What can we look forward to seeing in your videos?
I think my posts will show my versatility in camera work, music, and editing. I look forward to being able to put these all together in order to create really cool videos!