Remembering Florence by Emily Kearns

Feb 26, 2016 5:04:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

Meet Emily Kearns, a CAPA Florence alumna who will be sharing her post-study abroad world with us in a monthly CAPA World column about how the city still influences her life today.


Hello! I’m Emily and I am so excited to be writing again for CAPA World as a CAPA study abroad alumna. I studied abroad in Florence during the spring of 2015 and could not have asked for a more life-changing and amazing three and a half months. Through my travels, I learned more about the world as a whole, my peers, my passions, and most importantly — myself. Each and every day I reminisce about my time in the beautiful city of Florence and I long to return there soon.

I am currently in my last semester at the University of Pittsburgh, where I’m studying communication and business. Though I’m not completely sure what my future plans are (who really is, anyways?), I do know that I would love to somehow incorporate my passions for writing, photography, and travel in my future career. 

Through this column, "Remembering Florence", I hope to share my memories, experiences, and post-study abroad knowledge with past, current, and future study abroad students. Since study abroad was the most impactful experience of my life thus far, I hope that my passion and love for the city of Florence, and study abroad in general, shine through the words that I write.

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