Olivia Watson

 

Peer Advisor

Email: studyabroad@asu.edu
Phone: (480) 965-5965

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Area of study: Political Science, minor in Justice Studies
Year at ASU: Sophomore
Study abroad location: Florence, Italy
Study abroad program: 
ASU in Florence: International Studies Institute (ISI) at Palazzo Rucellai
Favorite study abroad memory: The power in our apartment had gone out and it was pouring rain, so my roommate and I grabbed our umbrellas and popped into a random cafe down our street. We got a warm cup of tea and settled in to read books while a classical pianist played in the corner. We couldn’t stop smiling and were so content.
Other travel locations: Greece, Spain, Mexico
Top advice for Sun Devils going abroad: Learn from the locals! Don’t be afraid to ask residents of your new home for recommendations for activities and food- you’ll find the most amazing hidden gems and get to immerse yourself in the authentic culture of the city.