Having the opportunity to visit Italy as a freshman was great. I got the opportunity to see different things and try new foods outside my horizon. Although I spent a vast majority of my time at McDonald’s and Burger King, I really enjoyed the spaghetti and the spicy salami pizza in Italy. The hotels we stayed in gave us an opportunity to get to know one another very well. It was either watch Italian TV (that we obviously couldn’t understand) or socialize with your roommate. My favorite part of the trip was getting to see the beautiful sights, especially the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I would have never imagined that I would have the opportunity to be so close. Shopping was another fun part about Italy. They had Gucci and Prada stores all over! It was very hard not to find something you wanted at every store. I also enjoyed the beautiful sculptures of Italy. I really had a good time overseas and hope to have another chance to go back in the future.
As a freshman, traveling to Italy was a wonderful adventure. Not only did it allow us to tour the country but it helped with team bonding. The best part of the trip was waking up every day knowing that we were going to get to explore the many different historical things that Italy had to offer. Personally, my favorite artifact was the Statue of David, hand carved by Michelangelo. I loved it because it represented the story of David and Goliath in the bible. Not saying that all the other monuments were not nice, that one was just my favorite. Traveling to Italy was also a very humbling trip and made me appreciative of everything we have in the U.S. The restaurants in Italy did not have refills, food selections were different and it was hard to communicate because we did not know Italian. It was still a very successful trip and I’m thankful that Texas A&M gave me this opportunity.