Temple City Students Visit Italy for the first time

Temple City High students visited Italy for the first time under a new program

Written by BRYCE HANAMOTO, Staff Writer and KRISTY HSI, Assistant Editor/ Published on 25 April, 2014

For the first time, a group of 33 Temple City High School students and 5 chaperones visited Italy for nine days during their Spring Break under a new program.

The students visited cities such as Milan, Venice, Florence, and Rome and saw important structures like the Pantheon, the Sistine Chapel, and the Roman Forum.

In addition to all of the wonderful places they visited, students and chaperones were able to enjoy many different types of Italian food. Ranging from pizza at La Focaccia to different pastas and gelato, many students loved the unique tastes that each provided.

In order for this trip to occur, students started an Italy Club at the high school to learn the Italian language and history, meeting every other Wednesday in order to practice. They also fundraised by selling frozen yogurt, pasta, and Rita’s Ice at different Fun Food Fridays at the high school.

Sabrina Wu, president of the Italy Club, shared her elation towards seeing the project come to fruition.

“The thing I enjoyed most about the trip was how our whole group of students bonded together even though most of us didn’t know one another prior to the trip, and it was like an exciting adventure for us every day in the foreign country,” said Wu.

“My favorite place would have to be Florence because of its city life, restaurants, and the design of the buildings and streets. I just loved the overall vibe of the city and could definitely see myself living there one day.”

For more information on the trip, please visit tchsitalytrip.com.


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