Anna Davidson '13, a Liberal Arts major, experienced her la bella vita (wonderful life) in Italy this summer, thanks to the College of Human Sciences.
Auburn University offers the Joseph S. Bruno Auburn Abroad in Italy study program. From their website: "This semester-long program is based in the small town of Ariccia, Italy located in the Alban Hills near Rome. The program offers more than a dozen excursions to a variety of cities and regions throughout Italy including multiple trips to Rome, the neighboring towns of the Castelli Romani, and the regions of Campania, Umbria and Tuscany to visit cities such as Pompeii, Assisi, and Florence. The program also offers optional travel opportunities to Venice, Cinque Terre, and sites along the Amalfi Coast, such as Positano and the Isle of Capri."
Anna, already an accomplished social media creator, began documenting her experiences in "La Bella Vita" at AnnaCDavidson.com. It is rich with 89 posts, uncounted photos and videos (below) from her summer abroad.
This is a fun blog to read. Anna did a remarkable job documenting the trip. This may just be the best Auburn student blog I've ever seen.
It is fun. It is serious. Anna shares family and friends in a unique way.
Her posts cover such a wide ranging list of topics, you cannot get bored reading this blog. A sampling:
"Auburn encompasses everything I could possibly want in a large university experience without losing that small town feel," said Anna Davidsion.
"I grew up listening to stories about life on the plains from my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and parents so I was well versed in all things Auburn. When the time came to choose a university it was a no brainer because I already believed in Auburn and loved it," Anna said.
Anna Davidson will graduate in August 2013 with a degree in Radio, Television, and Film.
She's been busy as a student at Auburn. Her activities include College of Liberal Arts Ambassadors, Auburn University Student Recruiter, special events speaker for Talons and Presidential Scholars Days, Eagle Eye TV Executive Producer, WEGL DJ, Vice President of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Mortar Board, ODK, Lambda Pi Eta (College of Liberal Arts honor society), Lambda Sigma (top 50 sophomores), and Freshman Forum.
Now, Anna's la bella vita.
"Originally my blog started off as a virtual resume of sorts where I was compiling all of the news stories, videos, and images that I could use to show what I am capable of," said Anna. "Since then it has become more like a travel journal filled with the interesting people, places, and things I have encountered. I believe that in order to effectively reach an audience you must first understand them. This study abroad experience has allowed me insider access into a new world and culture. I am hoping to use this knowledge as I move forward in this field."
"Deciding what to write about is easy. Everywhere I turn I am seeing new things, learning about new places, and experiencing a different way of life. I've always been inquisitive and things just naturally interest me. When it comes to writing I just pour out my own inquisitions onto others," said Anna.
"At first my blog was a way for me to connect with people back home while documenting my summer in Europe. Since then it has become an outlet for me to be creative, think critically, and show my funny quirky side."
Anna's work in creating this blog is remarkable. Her prolific and consistent creation of content has given her a collection allows her to remember the trip for years to come.
Also, the blog will serve as a calling card upon graduation. Anna is one student that will not want for job offers. Her creativity and diligence will scream to any potential employer - Anna is a producer. They'll say, "We want her!"
Now, a sampling of Anna's photos and videos. We did say that she's creative, right?