In the summer of 2015, I was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from The College of William &
 Mary's Reves Center for International Studies to study abroad in Florence, Italy for one month. A

s part of my program, I was required to develop a personal project to present to the scholarship committee upon my return. These personal entries in my illustrated journal reflect my own observations of modern Italian culture and society and my own personal musings as I explored the country.