Next Gen: Italian Cuisine

The National Italian American Foundation, Ambassador Magazine – Spring 2017

In a culture where history and tradition are valued above all else, two young Italian American women are making a name for themselves from opposite sides of the Atlantic—one from New Jersey, the other from Rome. Both are breaking the mold of the Italian culinary tradition…in the kitchen and online… [Read More]

Why Does Traveling Make You Feel Like Your Best Self? – July 10, 2016

Why do we feel so great when we travel? Is it the prospect of finally snapping that perfect picture of the Eiffel Tower? Is it the endless amount of delicious, new food (probably not, but it certainly helps!)? Is it meeting new people from exciting new places? Or maybe it’s something on a much deeper level that keeps us coming back for more, always pushing ourselves to see more, eat more (seconds? thirds?), learn more… [Read more]

Saving San Filippino

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), Ambassador Magazine – Spring 2016

To the untrained eye, it is just a boarded-up door on a street of buildings that have been standing since the Medieval Ages – not an unusual sight in a Tuscan town. The door is largely forgotten, with trashcans blocking it from view and truck-drivers using its entrance way as parking spots, completely unaware of the Renaissance-era treasures hidden behind the decrepit façade. But for the first time in decades, someone has taken an interest in what is behind the decaying door in the town of Castiglion Fiorentino, and it just might be this sleepy community’s saving grace… [Read More]



Your Study Abroad Essay Made Easy

GoAbroad – July 3, 2017

Sometimes, the process of studying abroad can feel almost as difficult as applying for college. You have to choose the country you want to study in, compare and contrast programs (hint: MyGoAbroad), collect your transcripts and references and, inevitably, you will have to write a personal statement and study abroad essay for your application. 

When applying for a study abroad program – especially a competitive one – your personal statement and/or study abroad essay can make or break your application. After all, your program wants to know who it is exactly that will be representing their program in another country! They want to know exactly why you’ve decided to make the life-changing decision to spend a summer, semester, or even a year abroad. [Read More]