This summer, one of our co-editors-in-chief, Morgan, is studying abroad in Turin, Italy for 6 weeks! She is one of two MSU students selected to participate in the Cornell in Turin program at the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi.
For her first class, she studied European Economics and Government. Through this, she was able to learn a lot more about European politics than she did before her trip. Her second class is focused on Comparative Population Dynamics, specifically immigration patterns, marriage and family, and inequality. These two courses aren’t something she would have normally gotten the opportunity to study at MSU, and they have helped her see a different side to Europe than a strictly cultural difference. She has also had the opportunity to meet an ambassador and an Italian senator, and even visited a refugee center.
She’s having plenty of fun too! She’s traveled to Florence and Genoa, where she visited countless museums. She was also able to visit the Royal Library in Turin, where they had many copies of Dante’s Divine Comedy that spanned several hundred years in age.
Here she is visiting the Uffizzi in Florence: