The benefits of studying abroad are seen in this short documentary. The inaugural class of the California State University program in Florence, Italy encountered enormous challenges. Yet, it was character building and created a strong group bond. More than 50 years later, the CSU "Mud Angels" are still close friends.
This short film utilizes images from Florence-flood.com that were taken by Joe Blaustein, that we helped to surface and bring to the world, and other sources, including some shots I have never seen before. It is really worth a watch, and a very nice job by Diane Guerrazzi, Professor at San Jose State University School of Journalism & Mass Communications.
Joe's book is below - you can get a copy from Amazon: