Danya Carithers is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A marketing major at the University of Pittsburgh, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.
In her final post, Danya reflects on why studying in Florence was so important to her, and how she feels about being back in the US after her expeirence.
During the first meeting with my academic adviser, I mentioned that I was deeply interested in fashion advertisement and international travel for my career. Despite that fact that I’ve never taken an Italian language course or was familiar with Italian culture, I followed my advisor’s suggestion to take an Italian class freshman year. We both agreed that studying Italian for my language concentration and studying abroad in Italy would expose me to the right career path. Taking four semesters of Italian took me completely out of my comfort zone and challenged me to develop into a well-rounded student that I strive to be. But that was nothing close to what my study abroad experience has done for me.
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