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Arisa T.

Nationality: Japan
Course: Art History
Program: Summer Course
Period: May 6, 2024 – May 31, 2024

I am a university student studying art history in Japan. I am a university student studying art history in Japan and decided to study abroad in Florence, one of the centers of the Renaissance period.


May. 23, 2024 | Posted in Reports, Art History , | Tags:, Reporter: Arisa T. | Course: Art History

Art History Summer Course (#1) – Arisa T

I am surprised that one week has already passed since I started working on this report. Since this is my first time abroad, everything I see and hear is fresh and new to me, and it all happened so fast.
From the time I arrived, I saw pickpockets, got lost due to language barriers, and had many other happenings, but every day I felt “I’m glad I came. I even hear it in my voice, and people around me ask, “Are you going home today? I am often asked “Are you leaving today?

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In the art history course, students first learn the history of art in the school building, and in the remaining time, they visit churches and museums around Florence to have a teacher explain about the history of art on the spot.
It was raining unfortunately that day, but we went to the Church of Santa Maria Novella. I was thrilled to see Giotto’s Crucifixion of Christ.It was refreshing to see that something that is appreciated in museums in Japan actually exists as an object of faith, and I felt that I was experiencing a different culture.In addition, I was able to learn a lot by asking questions immediately about what I don’t understand as the guide explained while actually viewing the works of art.

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At night, I cook a lot of my own food. On the first day, I went to the supermarket and tried to make panino, but there were so many ingredients that I couldn’t use them all, so I had to live on panini every day.Here is a view of the coop near the flat and the panino.

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If I have time after school, I sometimes go out with my friends who live in the same flat.
It is said to be a city of gastronomy, so whatever we eat is delicious! However, it is overall heavy, so my stomach gets a workout.




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