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Life in Cortona!

I wake up every morning to the most breathtaking mountaintop view I have ever seen! The green fields go on for miles. Classes start really early, so I am sitting in class at 8 am. After class, I and group of friends always head into town and eat at a local pizzeria…
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Post Cortona blues

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…
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Oh my “Lourdes”!

During my second free weekend in France a few of my friends and I had decided that we wanted to do a short day trip. We researched cities near Toulouse and we found many cities that interested us with amazing views and fun things to do. However, there was one…
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Here and now is all we have…

I am officially back at home. What an adventure I encountered while in Toulouse, France. I did not limit myself to just Toulouse either on the weekends, I visited Nice, France on the Mediterranian Sea along with London. I took NINE planes over the course of the 3 weeks. What…
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Italy Reflection

Before this trip I considered wine an interest; now I consider it a passion. Something about the unique science behind wine, the way it’s grown from fruit and transformed into alcohol, captivates me. I’m in love with the multi-culturality and history of wine-the way it brings people from all generations…
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A Dream Come True

With one week down and a little over half of one to go, my heart is so happy. We spent most of this week in Athens, Greece and it has been nothing short of amazing. The food, the lectures, the tours and everything in between have all combined to help…
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