Study Abroad

Brianna Dellechiaie

What was one of your most meaningful experiences?
The most meaningful experience I had would most definitely be adventuring around Florence, as well as other countries with my roommate from Tennessee. We quickly became close and had so much in common. We have kept in touch since leaving Florence and have made plans to visit each other in the near future.

Why should Lasell students study abroad?
Lasell students should study abroad because it allows them to experience an entirely new culture, environment and make/build forever friendships.

What is your number one piece of advice for students studying abroad?
My biggest piece of advice would be to understand that even if you are excited about going abroad (as you should be) it's a big change and you need to allow some time to adapt and adjust to the new culture and environment around you. I had a rough couple of nights and that's okay. After that adjustment period I had the time of my life and wouldn't trade that experience for anything in the world. I would also say to try and come out of your comfort zone even more by rooming with random people. I met girls from California, Colorado, Tennessee, and New York. If I roomed with girls from Lasell, I wouldn't have had the same opportunities to meet and get to know new people; some of which who became my best friends.

What is a typical day in the life when studying abroad?
During the week my days were somewhat the same, most days I had one class a day (2 and 1/2 hours long). I would walk a half hour to class, after class I would either stop for something quick for lunch or make something in my apartment. I had gelato just about every day and was blessed to be able to explore Florence and all it had to offer; even if that meant sitting by the river and taking in the beauty of the city. I had Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to myself so I often went on long weekend trips to other countries.