Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

braided essay, nonfiction, italy

Biography

Lauren Mendez grew up in Williamstown, Wv. She is majoring in Creative Writing and Literary Studies with a minor in History while at Marshall University.

Major

Creative Writing and Literary Studies

Advisor for this project

Rachael Peckham

Start Date

21-4-2017 10:45 AM

End Date

21-4-2017 12:00 PM

Abstract

This nonfiction piece details specific moments experienced by the author while studying abroad on the Marshall University sponsored trip to Florence, Italy in May and June of 2016. It looks at the struggles of studying abroad such as homesickness and dealing with cultural customs outside of one’s comfort zone as well as the moments of pure awe and happiness that occur when experiencing Florence and the surrounding area. Starting with the leave from Yeager Airport in Charleston, Wv the narrative weaves through the moments spent both within and outside of the classroom in Italy, ending on the last day in the city.

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Apr 21st, 10:45 AM Apr 21st, 12:00 PM

The Study Abroad Student’s Must Know Guide to Spending a Month in Florence, Italy

This nonfiction piece details specific moments experienced by the author while studying abroad on the Marshall University sponsored trip to Florence, Italy in May and June of 2016. It looks at the struggles of studying abroad such as homesickness and dealing with cultural customs outside of one’s comfort zone as well as the moments of pure awe and happiness that occur when experiencing Florence and the surrounding area. Starting with the leave from Yeager Airport in Charleston, Wv the narrative weaves through the moments spent both within and outside of the classroom in Italy, ending on the last day in the city.