Huntsman '22 Jiaqi Song

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SA: Bocconi University

Program Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): Bocconi University, Italy

Ask me about...

  • How I ended up polar plunging with a group of total strangers into the freezing lake of Como

My Experience Abroad:

Being part of the Huntsman program, I am required to study abroad. However, while it was necessary to study abroad, I believe being surrounded by local Italian students has deepened my understanding of the Italian culture and history that I had spent so much time studying back at Penn with Dr. Soldato (ITAL300 and ITAL203). In addition, it is interesting to talk about business with Italians and see how their views differ from the American views I was taught at Wharton.

Other Highlights:

  • Seeing my high school friends at Bocconi for the first time in two years

  • Polar plunging into Lake Como and losing my glasses while hitchhiking

  • Getting invited to an outing by Italian students I had just met at lunch two hours prior

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