CEA CAPA Directory
Stephanie Eliseo, Alumni Ambassador
WHAT'S ONE STORY OR IMPORTANT ASPECT YOU ALWAYS SHARE ABOUT YOUR TIME ABROAD?
My first day of class at CEA CAPA, I ran in late with a to-go coffee. Lorenzo, one of the directors of the program, stopped me and asked why I had a to-go coffee in Italy!? He explained to me that it's common practice in Italy to take the time to stand at the coffee bar and enjoy your coffee for a moment, rather than just running off with it in a rush. This really stuck with me because it's a perfect example of what the culture is like in Florence. Because of this interaction, I learned to lean into the culture, and take the time to stop and enjoy myself, the food I'm eating, and the amazing city around me.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CLASS WHILE ABROAD, AND WHY?
I loved all of my classes abroad because of how interactive the professors made them. I especially liked my Art History class! The class was formatted as the first half of class was lecture, then the second half we would go to a new historical site each week to see the art in person. This was such an amazing experience because I visited churches, museums, and more that I probably would not have gone to if it were not for this class. It was basically like having a personal tour guide each week, which made me gain so much knowledge about Florence and its history.