Jenni Whalen '12 first started reading Bucknell's Study Abroad Blog as a high school student in Edmonds, Wash.

Those dispatches from our far-flung students made a definite impression on the budding globetrotter.

Today, not only is she a Bucknell junior majoring in psychology, she's a study abroad blogger herself, sharing personal anecdotes about her adventures in bello Florence, Italy. Her expectations as a study abroad student? "My goal is to experience anything and everything that comes my way - whether that's riding on the back of a little blue Vespa, cooking homemade pasta with my fellow students, eating a dish with a name I can't pronounce or taking a random weekend trip to Venice." Molto buona, indeed!

One of the more than 45 percent of Bucknell's students who study a semester or more off campus, Whalen hopes that by sharing her travel experiences she "makes prospective students excited about Bucknell." And if her posts help to convey her love for Bucknell and the opportunities she's been offered because of her choice to attend this University, all the better, she says.

Follow along this semester as Whalen and seven other Bucknell students blog about their journeys in the Study Abroad Blog.

 

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