From the moment I learned the term 'studying abroad' I was immediately intrigued. The fact that I can travel while completing units towards graduation was ideal to me. I've always been an advocate for traveling but have never found the time to do so because I am a full-time student at California State University of Northridge and also working a part-time job. Luckily, I was presented this opportunity to spend five months in Florence while working towards obtaining my Business degree. For those that have traveled or wish to travel soon, understand that it is no myth that traveling is expensive and requires funds. I am working hard on saving money but a little help would not go unnoticed. I will be giving this trip everything I've got and I cannot wait any longer to leave, I'm so excited!