I always knew I wanted to study abroad, but I never imagined it to be an experience like this. I remember finding out about the program and thinking that Italy would be the most amazing place to live for an extended period of time and I knew I had to do it. Being in Urbino, I’ve learned so much about not only the content of the course but about culture, independence, and myself. I could have never imagined the people I would meet and the relationships I would make. I am very grateful for this experience and to be able to share my experience with others back at JMU.