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 Alexia Del Priore, who has been with us since March 2019.
Here is how she presents herself:
Ciao a tutti! My name is Alexia and I’ve just moved from Toronto, Canada to the renaissance dream known as Firenze for 3 months. During my time here I am working as the British Insitute’s social media intern and have the pleasure of studying Italian with them. Welcome to my little blog “Da Firenze, Con Amore.” The title is inspired by my love affair with the city of Florence. Even writing “From Florence, With Love” sounds so much better in Italian, of course. My posts on my blog are going to be compiled as little love letters to you, dear reader, about my time in Florence and Italy, along with discoveries about the language, food and other adventures. Thanks for coming along for the ride!
Our fifth blog has been written by student and intern Lucinda Kirk, who started studying with us in September 2018.
Here is how she presented herself:
"Ciao a tutti! Being currently in my 3rd year studying Italian at Oxford, I am lucky enough to be able to spend the entire year in this beautiful country. As well as being the social media intern, I spend my days studying Italian and History of Art at the British Institute. My blog ‘ALL ABROAD’ is my outlet to write about anything and everything that I experience in Florence, from the best restaurants, to art exhibitions..from an interesting Italian grammar rule to Michelangelo. I will be extremely sad to leave this beautiful city in December but I hope to come back before i know it!”.
Our fourth blog has been written by Patrick, who started studying with us in 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 blog has been written by Thea.
She started studying 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 studying 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.