If you are reading this, know that you are incredibly lucky. One year ago I was a student in the ISI program and, honestly, I wish I were there rather than in Connecticut. Anyway, studying in Florence has become a highlight of my life. It may have something to do with the incredible food, absolutely stunning history everywhere you look, and vibrant culture. I don’t know for sure but that can be a start. I was lucky enough to be a tour guide at the Palazzo Vecchio, and as a history major, there is nothing as cool as that for a ‘job’. Being able to walk in and out of a world-renowned museum like you own the place is quite a feeling.