In this post, CAPA Alumna CeDrice answers 10 questions about her experience studying abroad in Florence and her time so far as a CAPA Ambassador!
CH: My first impression of Florence was that it was a busy city with a lot of tourist all over the place. However, as the days started going by I was able to experience the more authentic history of Florence. I did this through CAPA setting up different trips to local hospitals, walks away from the touristy areas, and the desire to try different cuisine.
CH: When I went abroad, I went with a class that I took in the Spring. My favorite session was when we visited Fili de Colori which is a mental health facility in the outskirts of Florence. I loved learning about the different programs offered at the facility. I was able to compare and contrast the difference between the mental health systems in Florence versus the ones in the US. This opportunity allowed me to experience the culture first hand rather than sitting in a class room being told the differences.
CH: I see myself working as a Physician Assistant in either mental health setting or geriatrics setting. The trip helped me better understand what I wanted to by giving me a different perspective about medicine in a foreign country.
Meet CeDrice Howard, a D'Youville College student studying Physician Assistance. She studied abroad in Florence during Summer 2018 and is a CAPA Ambassador this fall.