At the end of year 9 I travelled to Italy on an exchange program for 3 months (end of October 2018 – end of January 2019). Going to Italy on exchange was the best experience I have ever had. I had an amazing host family and they became like my own family. I also made many friends whom which I still talk to today.
They took me to many places in Italy including Pisa, Sienna, Venice, Lucca, Gubbio, Milan, Rome and Bologna. I stayed in an apartment in the centre of Florence and went to school like a typical Italian girl 10 out of 12 weeks.
Spending Christmas and adapting to the Italian lifestyle was a great experience and I had the opportunity to do many things I couldn’t do in Australia like visit the dome and cathedral in Florence and see the leaning tower of Pisa. I learnt a lot about their culture and ate so many amazing foods and even learned to cook some amazing pasta and pizza recipes.
I had a one of a lifetime travel experience and I would recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity.
We would like to pay our respects and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and also pay respect to Elders both past and present.
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