The Cortona viticulture and enology study abroad was more than I could have imagined. We learned about how to make wine, grow grapes, and visited multiple vineyards. We had wine tastings every day where we would smell the aroma of the wines and describe the scents as well as examine their flavor compounds. This was probably the best part because I am now using the knowledge I learned at the wine tastings in my everyday life. Cortona was such a cute little town that made me feel truly at home, and not to mention all the friends I made during the trip made it an even better experience. I was sad for it to be over, but was ready to go home and see my family.