Giovanna Acton, Wellesley College
I graduated from Wellesley College with a double major in International Relations and Italian Studies in May 2014. Currently, I am working in education at an elementary school with English Language Development (ELD) students, and am planning to attend graduate school in the near future. My experiences in Bologna helped me enormously both academically but also when seeking employment post-graduation. One of the great things about E.C.Co is it places you in an environment where you thrive academically and socially. Living with other Italian students improved my language enormously, and I am still in contact with many of those students. The courses I took through the University of Bologna and through the program dramatically improved my conversational as well as my academic level of Italian. I wish I could do it all over again!