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La Braccesca: An Inside View

On this trip, we get the privilege to travel to all sorts of vineyards, which seems like a dream come true. It doesn’t even feel like school to me, but La Braccesca Estate in particular absolutely blew my mind. I felt like royalty from the second we arrived and were…
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Ciao, Italy

Today marks T-1 day until my flight leaves for Italy, and I am both excited and anxious about the journey that lies ahead of me! Traveling to new countries can also be nerve-racking, especially when you know very little of the native language that they speak. Having never taken Italian…
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Here I come Italy!

I am ready to board the plane tomorrow morning. I am in a unique situation. Since I am an international student, I have technically been studying abroad for the last three years. However, going to a new country is always nerve-racking. I am looking forward to making friends and experiencing…
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I Can’t Wait to be in Cortona

Tomorrow I leave for Italy, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m not looking forward to the long flight, but I am looking forward to immersing myself into Italian culture including food and wine! I have no doubt the classes I take in Cortona will be among the most interesting…
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Next Stop, Cortona!

Ever since freshman year I’ve wanted to go on the Viticulture and Enology study abroad. For one thing, it’s always been on my bucket list to go to Italy. The beautiful topography and rich history has always captivated me. Then, during Bio 1107, I learned about alcohol fermentation and the…
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