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Study Abroad Florence

Study Abroad Florence

-- written by Henry Trent

This summer, the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences offered classes in Florence, Italy. Dr. Randy Otto taught Forensic Psychology with curriculum tailored to the study abroad experience. While in Florence, Otto taught cases specific to the Tuscany region, like The Monster of Florence and Amanda Knox.

"I think it gives them a different perspective on the world," said Dr. Otto, "For many students, it was the first time they traveled internationally alone."

Students and professors lived in Florence and attended class at Florence University of the Arts. Many students, like Rachel Stutler, had never been out of the country and had to navigate the culture and language.

"This study abroad was my first time out of the country," said Stutler, "but since this trip it really has given me a love for traveling and independence."