Whitman Across the Globe: Florence


Whitman Across the Globe: Florence

My name is Jared Dowling, and I'm a junior dual majoring in marketing management at Whitman and public relations at Newhouse. This semester I’ll be studying at our Syracuse Abroad Center in Florence, Italy, and I could not be more excited. I’m looking forward to exploring Italy and Europe, and in general, with how easy it is to go from country to country and experience the rich culture that’s everywhere.

selfie of Kelly Davis in Venice

Ciao! My name is Kelly Davis, I’m a senior dual majoring in entrepreneurship & emerging enterprises at Whitman and television, radio & film at Newhouse. This semester, I’m studying abroad in Florence, taking classes in art history, Italian and cooking.

I wanted to study abroad, especially in Italy, because I love Italian cuisine and art history. I can’t wait to travel to places like Cinque Terra and Turin, or even other European countries. I’ll be living with a host family as well.

This semester I’m taking Mediterranean Food and Culture, Art Faith and Power, Italian Arts from Antiquity to Michelangelo, and Italian 101. I hope to learn as much as I can while also immersing myself in Italian culture.

headshot of Mallory Carlson

My name is Mallory Carlson, and I’m a junior at Syracuse University, originally from Olney, Maryland. I’m pursuing a dual major in marketing management and public relations, as well as a minor in art history. Throughout high school and the start of college, I always wanted to study abroad. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure exactly where I wanted to go, but I knew that it could be a great opportunity to take some amazing classes that were different from my usual routine at Syracuse. When I was looking at the courses for Syracuse Abroad’s Florence Center and saw options in areas like art history, international business, food and culture, and of course Italian language, I knew it was the place for me! This semester, I’m looking forward to immersing myself in the local culture, doing a lot of sightseeing around Florence, and traveling around Italy to discover some hidden gems of the country.