One of my granddaughters is in her third year at the Ontario College of Art. During 3rd year, if your marks and portfolio are very good, you have the option of taking your year at their campus in Italy. Of course she said yes and is having the time of her life.
Only problem is that she usually works two jobs as well as going to school to pay her way and in Italy she can’t work. This dear young lady one day may be a renowned artist. (Although I think she wants to teach and inspire young people.)
This is Michelle on the left with her mother (my daughter). She is an amazing girl and as well as being gifted in art, is a terrific writer. If you don’t believe me, she blogs about Italy at The Adventures of Captain Defiance Drake (she’s a major Star Trek fan) Her future may very well be teaching high school art and English.