I have been blessed in my life. Even if I don’t have a lot, I have experienced a lot.
I have always said that there is a reason and a purpose for every thing you do and everyone you meet in your life.
When I had the opportunity to study abroad in college, I didn’t look at it as ‘I can’t because I don’t have money’, instead I thought of it as ‘This will get done, it’s just figuring out HOW’. That was the kind of thinking I was taught to have, to always think of the ways it can get done instead of the reasons why it WILL NOT happen.
After experiencing life abroad, the moment a potential employer of a company sits with you for an interview, the fact that you studied internationally makes a grand statement about you:
- Your willingness to be open to other cultures teaches adaptability and assimilation
- Your ability to travel independently makes a statement towards your level of maturity and responsibility
- The knowledge you can acquire about another country and its people can serve you and your potential employer
- And so much more that I want you to Discover on your OWN
After 5 years in Florence, from 2004 to 2009, I returned home convinced of making study abroad possible for any student when I began teaching in 2010.
I may have not known then, but the people I met along the way allowed me to make this happen.
Florence University of the Arts is the illustrious institution we have collaborated with in our now 6th year in Italy.
We have grown from 5 students back in 2012 to last summer’s roster of 35!
My wish is that all of those students that have walked the streets of Florence because of our program feel their perspectives and horizons widen; it has been truly my pleasure.
And now to make it happen for MORE Fashion students this coming summer!
Please assist us in making it happen!