Welcome to Firenze and Fès / A Tale of Two Cities, my blog that recorded my summer adventures studying abroad in Florence, Italy and Fez, Morocco for a total of 10 wonderful and eye-opening weeks. To help you navigate the blog, all the entries have been compiled chronologically by the date they were written in The Journey page.
Fun Fact: The cities of Florence and Fez have been bonded as sister cities/twin towns since 1961.
As this blog is part of my follow-on project that I have to complete as a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which funded a significant portion of my study abroad, I am also using it to promote studying abroad and the Gilman Scholarship. Please take a look at the Gilman Int’l Scholarship page. If you have any questions regarding applying to the scholarship, my experience abroad, or just studying abroad in general, feel free to leave a message, I will respond most likely within 24 hours.
A little about me: أنا إريك
Originally from Taiwan, I am currently a sophomore in college in MN majoring in Plant Biology with Norwegian and Chemistry minors (unusual combination, I know). I speak fluent Mandarin Chinese and English, have some ability to communicate in Norwegian, and I started learning Arabic this summer in Morocco. I love cooking and I am passionate about food (you probably guess this from all the food pictures I take). This study abroad marked the longest period of time that I did not play a piano ever since I started learning it when I was 6.