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Home Sweet Home

Posted by Michael Cerchione on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 @ 01:48 PM

So it has been three weeks since I've gotten home and I already miss Florence. I love being home but working every day and paying off my debts to my parents hasn't been all that much fun. However, I have really missed my family and friends and was lucky enough to see them all when I got home. It's nice knowing that everyone around me speaks English again, even though I'm not completely used to not hearing my favorite Italian word, "ciao," every five minutes.

I can't even explain how amazing these past four months have been. I started my first weekend in Europe snowboarding the Alps in Switzerland. I traveled 13 hours on a bus to visit the Czech Republic capital, Prague. I got to go to two of Spain's most popular city's Ibiza and Barcelona. Finally, to top it all off, I went on my spring break to Greece and got to see Corfu, Athens, and Santorini. The experience I was able to have was unbelievable and I will never forget my time abroad and the friends I made. Screen Shot 2014 06 11 at 9.04.19 PM resized 600

There are so many people to thank but on the top of my list would be my family and specifically, my parents and grandparents. If it weren't for them I would have never been able to experience everything I have seen. I couldn't have done it without them. I also want to thank Saint Vincent College and specifically Sara Hart for helping me with the process of studying abroad. The process was a long one, but completely worth it.  I also want to thank Simon Stuchlik, SVC's digital marketing specialist, for allowing me to blog about everything that had happened these past four months.

The last thing I want to say is anyone that has the opportunity to study abroad, whether it be in Italy, Spain, South Africa, or anywhere in the world, take it. I promise you at the end of your experience you will feel the same way I do and be so happy that you have done it. Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you enjoyed reading it.


Michael Cerchione


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