Our Students’ Blogs
We have asked some of our students to describe their experience as students in Florence.
Our current blog is written by student and intern Patrick Graney, who has been with us since September 2017:
Hello all! My name’s Patrick and I’m an Italian student at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, spending part of my year abroad in Florence.
As well as attending Italian and History of Art classes here at the Institute I am also working as Social Media Intern here. I am contributing to the already voluminous literature devoted to this great city through my humble blog, 'My Funny Florentine' (due to my love for both jazz and the Tuscan capital). I love learning about new cultures, meeting new people and I am in general quite an Italophile, so it’s really a pleasure to write about my experiences. Do check out what I’ve written so far if you want to learn more about living in Florence from a young person’s perspective!
Our third has been is written by Thea.
She started to study Italian with us in April 2017.
Ciao a tutti! I'm Thea, a freelance writer and artist currently living in Florence, where I'm studying at the British Institute as well as helping manage their social media accounts. This is essentially a work placement in Italy, hence my blog's title 'The Italian Job' where I record my explorations of Florence and Italy. Enjoy!
Our second blog has been written by Millie. Millie started to study Italian with us at the beginning of 2017 and left Florence in April 2017.
Ciao a tutti and welcome to my blog Becoming Italian. Having previously studied briefly at the British Institute in the holidays during my A-levels, I was thrilled to return more permanently as the Institute’s social media intern. My three months roaming the streets of Florence, surrounded by the Italians and their beautiful language really were the highlight of my Gap Year. The Italian course at the British Institute gave me the confidence and skill to start mixing with the locals in no time; I feel more excited and prepared than ever to start my Italian degree at UCL this September. Do dip into my posts - even if it’s just to look at the photos! - and discover the beauty of this Renaissance city and its people, which studying Italian at the Institute makes SO accessible to you...
Our first blog has been written by Anna. She studied Italian with us from September to December 2016. This is Anna’s presentation:
Welcome to ‘In Florence. A Firenze.’ My name is Anna and I’ve just upped roots from the UK to live and work in Florence, Italy as a social media intern at the British Institute. Alongside my role as intern, I’m also enrolled as a student on their beginners Italian course; so it’s back to the classroom for me, even though I only recently left. In August this year I finished my Masters in History of Art at Edinburgh University, so it’s a dream come true to move to the city that inspired my passion. I’m an avid reader, traveller an indulger of all things gloriously edible, so sit down and join me in this new adventure as I explore the city of art and culture from a student’s perspective.