When coming to Florence I could not even fathom at the time the world I would step into. After the initial shock, there was a period of getting used to what my surroundings are and what they would provide in the future. Being thrown into a culture that differs so much from everything you know has its pros and cons. The learning experiences have its ups and downs but in the end you really can see the difference in yourself from what you have learned. So far it has been a positive difference and one that I will be able to remember for a long time.