So far, my experience with Italy is unmatched by anything before it. I had little idea what I was getting myself into, and I still don’t know what I have gotten myself into. Let’s just say that this trip is one big opportunity to learn. That is the main reason I am here.

I have been overwhelmed, to say the least. The scenery, the food, the people, and even the coursework have all been overwhelming; both good and bad, but mainly good. There has been so much to see and do. I have been to Venice, Florence, Arezzo, and Rapallo. That is a lot of traveling in such a short amount of time, and I have loved every second of it. The architecture of Venice, the art of Florence, the scenery of Rapallo, and the homieness of Arezzo has made the fast pace worth it.

Although, I find myself beginning to miss home. I am not homesick in the traditional sense. I would only like to go home for a day to recharge my batteries, and to come right back the next. There has not been a single moment of this trip that I have been alone, and I like my alone time, but I am more than happy to give up that luxury for the experiences that I have been a part of.

The trip is winding down to the end, but there is still much more to do and much more to see.

-John Moore