I'm starting my year abroad in Milan, Italy. I will be studying for my 5th and 6th semester at Fashion Institute of Technology through a program at Politecnico di Milano. FIT has a full program at their Bovisa campus. I chose to study abroad because of the amazing experiences offered, the chance to learn about fashion from a different perspective, and in hopes of learning another language.
|Practicing Italian gestures before we leave NYC|
|View of the Alps during my flight. There are some mountain tops visible from Milan far in the distance.|
|Angela unpacking in our residence hall room. It's a nice facility but I'm ready to be in an apartment!|
|Certosa Residence - the one window with the shades up is our room.|
Like I've seen in several big cities, the people of Milano are generally in shape. The lifestyle of walking everywhere and eating very fresh foods without preservatives is wonderful. I still have a hard time understanding how they manage to eat brioche every morning and yet maintain their figures...
|Cappuccio and brioche for breakfast|
|Needle and thread near Cadorna Stazione. It represents the transportation lines of Milano but I think it's fitting for representing fashion around Milano.|
|Navigli canals in the southern part of the city. Pretty area.|
|Standing in front of a little covered area connected to the canals where women used to wash the family's clothes|
Across the street from the residence hall where I will spend my first month in Milan, there is a supermercato. I got this picture but got caught and scolded when I tried to take another shot of a can of "Prin-goooaaals." Soccer (excuse me, futbol) is serious business here but fotos at the supermercato are not allowed.
|Tomato sauce? Yeah, we have that. |