Your son or daughter is about to embark on a life changing experience. The opportunity to study and be immersed in a foreign culture provides multiple chances to not only learn about Italy and critical food studies, but to also learn about oneself. Students return with more self-confidence, with the ability to communicate in a new language as well as “International” English, to feel at home in new places and to feel comfortable in new situations. These new skills and world views will help your student be successful for a lifetime as well as set your student apart as they enter the work place.
We know it can be difficult to “let go,” especially when your child is going off to a foreign country. Take a deep breath and know that this experience will allow your child to grow, to learn to solve small problems and be confident in his/her ability to think through decisions – all attributes future employers are look for.