“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber
I have always been more on the spontaneous side. I’ve never particularly cared for staying in one place. That explains how a California girl, born and raised, found herself going to Ithaca College in New York.
It seems like just yesterday I got back to California from what seemed to be the never ending winter in New York. Now I have about a week left in my hometown, Walnut Creek, before I’m on a plane to Milan and I could not be more excited or unprepared. That’s not to say that I’m not already practically packed and have done as much research as I can. I’m unprepared for the unexpected; that which you can never be truly ready for.
So what do I hope to achieve with my summer study abroad in Milan, Italy? I hope to become more myself than I have ever been. To not plan too much. To take in Milan for all it is. To see things as a traveler, not a tourist. To eat plenty of new dishes. To see things I’ve only been told about. These are the things I hope.
I hope to search not for answers, but for better questions.
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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">My name is Christina Guzman from Ithaca College in New York, although I am originally from California. Being half Italian I was more than ecstatic for the chance to get to spend a summer in Italy, to learn more about the culture and history. I have always been in love with traveling and I'm excited to embark on new adventures and make lasting memories.</span></p>