This issue is all about you, dear students. As you begin the exciting adventure of studying abroad in Florence, we wanted to go beyond your orientation packets to give you some helpful hints for making the city feel like ‘home sweet home'. Think of this as your guide to having a happy, healthy and meaningful experience during your period abroad. We've got everything from how to maximize your grocery store experience, what the best places are to chill out with your books (or a ‘real' cup of coffee!), where to get a mani/pedi with a student discount, some great stress-free budgeting techniques, tons of exciting day trips for your free Fridays, and finally, how to look your most fashionable and Florentine best.