Student Voices

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Ashley Alvarez and Eric Margolies on their romance with Italian, from the top of the Dolomiti mountains. "We met in Italian I. We fell in love. We came to the Study Abrod in Venice, and we really fell in love with Italy"... "And we got credit for it"... "The best part!" (Click on the picture to watch the video)


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Brittni Rallston Zilberti on the unexpected path her life has taken after her graduation with an Italian minor at Florida Atlantic University, and after writing a letter to Juliet, in Verona. You can read her stories as an expat in her blog. (Click on the picture to watch the video)


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Nicoletta Sorice on her graduation with a BA in Linguistics: Italian at 81. She recorded the story for "The Public Storyteller," NPR Radio program by Dr. Caren Neil. (Click on the picture, with Florida Atlantic University president John Kelly).


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Magdalena Pire-Schmidt on landing a ten-year job experience at Google in California and Ireland, thanks to her B.A. in Italian. (Click on the picture to watch the video)


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Italian major, Richard (Riccardo) Leon speaks about his love for Italian, in Italian. (Click on the picture to watch the video)


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Michelle Trujillo tells how IIalian literature inflluenced her filmmaking. Michelle graduated with a double major in Italian and Communications, and is now a film instructor at the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she earned an MFA, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres. 


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Amy Volpe on how her Italian studies at Florida Atlantic University helped her in her growth. Amy has a career as a teacher in Florida Virtual School and is still an active member of Club Insieme. (Click on the picture to see the video)


Nicholas Christodoulidis, participant in the first Study Abroad in Venice, on his experience singing in the choir of Saint Mark’s Basilica. LINK



 Zachary Scalzo on his career as an artist and a scholar – started in the Italian program at FAU. LINK



 Alessia Martini on continuing her Italian career from Master’s to professorship. LINK


Gianni Croci on Studying in Venice. While there he started the research for his Honor's Thesis, Venetian National Identity: An Ethno-Symbolic Approach. Update: the thesis has been published by FAU in concomitance with the 1600 anniversary of the foundation of Venice and is available here. LINK


Jessica Monge on taking Italian graduate classes. LINK


Camila Rochwerger on her job offers after graduation. LINK


Flaviane Chaves on her experience in the Italian Program. LINK


Alberto Gonzalez on his Venice Study Abroad and Italian experience. LINK


Adam Nakash on his favorite Venice experience: visiting writer Alda Monico (1934-2018) in her home. LINK


Paige Besinger on participating in an excavation camp in Lazzaretta Nuovo Island after her second study abroad in Venice. LINK


Brian Gomez on taking Italian instead of Spanish, his native language. LINK


Dominic Santoya on enrolling in the FAU Venice Study Abroad twice. LINK


Hristo Joseph on why he studies Italian. LINK