I'm getting really excited and a bit nervous as my big Italian adventure is less than 2 months away. I will be taking a short course in Florence Italy for 4 months. I have been accepted to the school (yay), paid my tuition (yay) and waiting on the Italian Consulate to grant me an appointment to apply for my student visa (not so yay!). However, they assured me that they could get one for me in 4 weeks! I'm still trying to secure housing so if you have any tips or know someone, I would appreciate the help. The school is near the Ponte Vecchio and I have found several online but you never know if they actually look like the pictures!
Hope you are having a great day!