It wasn't easy, as I recall, coming into a new culture and living with girls I've never met before. In the end though, I know I have changed for the better, and I feel more self confident than ever before. My views on cultures, my talents in art, and my connection with my friends were all more than I could have thought they would be when I first arrived in Florence.
If you are considering studying abroad, there is only one thing I can say, Go get a suitcase, and don't overpack it.
You will never regret this experience, I promise you. You will grow tremendously and leave knowing you did something worthwhile in your life.
You can't struggle, and second guess yourself if you think going abroad is a good idea or not for you. It is a good idea. And for that, I envy you for your possibility to travel. Because if I could, I would do it all over again.
Goodbye for now Florence, I will remember everything.