By Kristina Huderski
As summer comes to an end, students begin reminiscing on their summer memories and start thinking of the ones they’ll make in 2018. Some students spent their summer working, others relaxing at home, and those who were fortunate enough spent their summer abroad. Whether in Europe, Asia, or the Americas, a summer abroad brings endless memories and experiences that you will never forget.
Irene Spanos, a senior elementary education major spent her entire summer on the little island of Xios, Greece. Spanos has a lot of family in Greece and enjoys going back to spend time with them. “It is like my second home, she said. Whether at the beach or at dinner with her family, Spanos takes in every detail her island has to offer. “There is no better feeling than being in my favorite place with the people I love the most, Spanos said.
Victoria Boccella, a junior public relations major spent some of her summer eating her way through Italy. “I got to try some amazing foods, burrata con prosciutto was definitely a favorite antipasto of mine,” she said. Boccella and her family come from a city in southern Italy called Naples. Boccella loves traveling and can’t wait to do it again. “Vacationing abroad was beyond amazing and is something I look forward to doing again,” she said.
Like Boccella, Gianna Maccarino, a sophomore also went to Italy over the summer. Maccarino’s family went to Italy for 10 days as a birthday present to her. Maccarino’s favorite part of Italy was Venice. “It was always a dream of mine to go to Venice and tour the beautiful city in a gondola, little did I know the guy would let me steer it,” Maccarino said. This moment will stay with her forever.
Even though summer is over, students will always remember their wonderful trips abroad and can start thinking of the next place they’ll go in summer 2018.