Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I have made in my life thus far. I have always been adventurous and interested in traveling, which I was able to do while studying abroad in Italy. I was able to visit, experience, and learn about 8 other countries and travel to many Italian cities. For me, traveling teaches me the most because it allows me to see and experience what I am being taught.
Also, while studying abroad in Rome, I was given the opportunity to do an internship. I was an assistant journalist and communications intern at Aleteia, an online news agency. This was a great hands-on learning experience for me in the field of journalism. I transcribed interviews, researched and wrote questions for interviews, re-posted articles, and published articles. Re-posting articles taught me how to come up with a catchy title and subtitle, abilities which are vital to know in the industries I am pursuing, event planning, marketing, and advertising. Aleteia gave me many opportunities that I would not have had if I did not study abroad. I was able to work in an International environment and develop skills that otherwise I would not have the opportunity to experience. I truly enjoyed researching the events, writing articles and then publishing them on Aleteia’s website.
I loved studying abroad and working with Aleteia.