I have always wanted to study abroad during college, but I had no idea how much the experience would impact me. Urbino is the first place I have visited outside of the United States, and it now feels like home to me. I have found comfort in this city, in the breathtaking views, and in the people that I have met here. Having no previous journalism experience, I was forced to step outside my comfort zone during this program. Thanks to my professors, mentors, and translator, I discovered a passion for journalism through the story I covered. I couldn't have asked for a better study abroad experience; the memories I've made here from the places I've visited and the people I've met will last a lifetime, and Urbino will always hold a special place in my heart.