I'm a current junior in the College of Arts and Sciences where I'm and Anthropology major and a genetics and Italian minor. I'm also the treasurer of the Anthropology Undergraduate Student Association. Outside of class I'm a serial concert attendee and avid foodie. I love walking around the city and discovering all of the random little shops and museums around the city.
I really wanted to be able to speak a language more than just conversationally, and after spending my first year at NYU Florence, I knew Italian was that language. I fell in love with the language and the culture, so it was a perfect match.
I plan on working in physical some sort of physical anthropology, whether it's forensics or early human, I'm not sure yet. Italy has various sites associated with early human activity. I would not only be able to work on something I love, but also be able to further immerse myself into the culture there. Even if I don't end up in Italy, I'm sure I'll be surprised where my Italian skills and knowledge will come in handy!
My favorite Italian course was definitely Italian through Cinema. While I may be more interested in biological anthropology, I still love learning about the various cultural differences around Italy and through the course of generations in Italy. I feel like this course not only explored both of those areas through the movies, but also the discussions that were prompted.