Florence: International Studies Institute (ISI) at Palazzo Rucellai (Summer)
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Abigail Davis

Liberal Arts Major(s): Criminology
Minor: Economics, Labor and Employment Relations, Business and the Liberal Arts
Hometown: West Haven, Connecticut

What was the best part of your experience?

I enjoyed the experiences of traveling throughout Europe. With studying abroad, everyone tells you that you will be traveling a lot because it is easy to travel in Europe. Well, they were right. I travelled to Split, Croatia. I also travelled throughout Italy to Venice, Cinque Terre, Rome, Genova, Arrezo, and the Amalfi Coast. All these trips were amazing and helped me gain a stronger view of the world. It also allowed me to make long lasting friends from all different homes and schools.

This experience will impact my career goals by changing my view of the world

How did this experience impact you academically?

Academically, I learned so much. I learned all about the history of Italian design and the different villas and gardens throughout the city of Florence. These classes were unlike those at Penn State because I could go to the sites and see what we were talking about in class.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

This experience will impact my career goals by changing my view of the world. I want to go into financial crime investigations. Through the experience of being in Italy, I realized that different countries look at money differently -- not only through the currency exchange, but also through use of money. In Italy they use a lot of cash, which makes it harder to trace through the national system.

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