If you’re afraid of heights, this particular post may not be for you, but isn’t that what studying abroad is partly about? Facing life’s challenges head-on?
USAC’s Torino, Italy program offers a lot during your time abroad, it’s like “seeing your textbooks come alive” as quoted from one of our students. And by offering various field trips and cultural immersion opportunities, you’re likely to encounter firsthand experiences most only dream of (or read in their textbooks).
Recently, our Resident Director, Dr. Alyssa Nota, teamed up with the Architecture Studio Professor Alberto Rosso of StudioATA who guided design students Rebecca Davis (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Susan Houmes (University of Idaho) through the construction site and up (as high as permitted) to the 41st floor of the magnificent glass, steel and concrete structure!
Architecture studio professor Alberto Rosso of StudioATA guided students Rebecca Davis (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Susan Houmes (University of Idaho), and Resident Director Dr. Alyssa Nota through the construction site and up (as high as permitted) to the 41st floor of the magnificent glass, steel and concrete structure!
The architect/professor is also part of the studio responsible for the interior office space design and furniture — which we were able to have a sneak preview of and had it explained to us in-person. The tour also included members of the Regional offices which will be moved to the skyscraper when the building opens later in the spring 2016. — Resident Director, Dr. Alyssa Nota
Additional visits for USAC students will be planned for later in the semester as building continues to develop.
Do you have an eye for design, want to learn from some of the best? Italy may be where you’re looking to study abroad!