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UGA - SPIA - GLOBIS: Verona Study Abroad Program Spring : Testimonials (Florence)

The following program testimonial responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Final Reflection Questions
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
This trip was incredible, mostly due to the hard work of Dr. Farkas. I think that everything was planned perfectly, especially our trips like the Munich/Salzburg trip, which were not only informative and academically necessary, but also a lot of fun and provided bonding experience for students. I liked that we were able to actually go to a concentration camp and see up-close the type of place we discussed in class. I also loved our wine tour. We discussed wine a lot in the Italian culture class, and it gave us a real taste of what Italian culture is. Of course, my favorite part of the experience was our weekend trips. Having class Mon-Thurs. was an essential part of my experience because it allowed for weekend travels with friends. Weekend trips were definitely my favorite part. Being in Europe had its perks because you can travel to a different country with a different culture very quickly and inexpensively.
— Jessica Chacko, Spring 2017
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
This program is a must. The lessons I learned and the friends I made through my travel experiences are invaluable. You will form bonds unlike any other, you will be immersed in numerous cultures and introduced to people from all over the world. This is the opportunity of a lifetime and one of your greatest adventures. Don't miss it.
— Sophia Lianos, Spring 2017
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
Don't be afraid. Don't be afraid of the unknown and of new experiences. Don't be afraid of new countries, new currencies, new languages, or small travel groups because sometimes the best memories are made when you take a chance.
— Kaitlyn Nolley, Spring 2017