“Looking back, this trip to Florence, Italy with WCCCSA and AIFS was the most amazing experience of my life so far. I didn’t get the chance to study abroad while I was getting my Bachelor’s at WSU so when I saw the chance with Shoreline Community College, I was really overjoyed.

And what is more, I would never have enjoyed and known the city as well as I did by travelling as a tourist. What I learned in my classes translated to what I saw in the city. No guide book could have taught me as much about where I was living. After reading about Cellini in my literature class, I walked in the Palazza Republica and saw the exact statue of which I had read. I was more immersed in the city than I could ever have imagined. Without my classes, my instructors, my tour guides, and all that was offered to me, I never would have felt so a part of the city as I did. I am so grateful that I had this opportunity and if I have a chance to study abroad again, you better bet I will be taking it without a second thought!”