It still feels crazy to think that I am in Milan! The first week was so busy and filled with such fun adventures that IES Abroad had planned for us. I went to my first aperitivo which I loved and explored more pasta dishes. We were able to visit Chinatown which was surprisingly a lot bigger than I expected. It was so fascinating to see Italians eating Chinese street food such as dumplings and pancakes, and I was glad to get a taste of home when we ate at a Chinese restaurant there. I also explored Navigli which I will definitely be returning to as there are so many aperitivo restaurants. Although it has been only a week, I feel like I have been here for months as I am getting used to how the public transport, Italian society, and my schedule works. I'm so grateful that I get along with my roommates and my CA as we have been going out together and exploring various restaurants. I was able to try pasta dishes I had never even heard of or known they exist. In my free time, I've been doing a lot of shopping by the Duomo but I would really like to explore more neighborhoods in Milan in the next few weeks.
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<p>Hello! My name is Jenny Qian and I currently attend The George Washington University. Originally from San Francisco, CA, I have always had a passion in learning more about different cultures and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I am currently studying abroad in Milan under the Business Studies program. I hope you can all follow my journey and experience abroad through my videos!</p>