Video: Scott Anderson ’17 Studies in Italy

What's it like for a Gustavus student to study away in Florence, Italy? Watch the video to find out!
Posted on January 4th, 2017 by

Scott Anderson '17

Gustavus Adolphus College student Scott Anderson is back on campus for his senior year after spending a semester in Florence, Italy last spring. During his 16-week study-away experience, Anderson studied the culture, food, geography, and architecture of Florence along with the Italian language.

A native of Fargo, N.D., Anderson is a chemistry and biochemistry double major who is currently interviewing at medical schools to fulfill his dream of serving as an anesthesiologist. During his time at Gustavus, he has played on the men’s soccer team, conducted undergraduate research, worked as a tour guide for the admission office, volunteered in the Mayo Clinic Health System, and mentored area youth as a Gustie Buddy.

“Gustavus taught me a lot about academics and life, and studying abroad truly helped to complete the liberal arts experience,” Anderson said. “During my time in Florence, I was able to apply the lessons learned in the classroom while becoming more mindful and living in the moment.”

According to Anderson, the most fulfilling aspect of his study-away experience was the relationships that he built outside the classroom. “Studying abroad opened my mind to the many different perspectives and views that people hold from across the world,” he explained. “After spending time in Italy, I’m even more focused on my goals and am excited to help people as a doctor in the future.”

What’s it like to study away in Florence, Italy? Check out the video to learn more about Anderson’s experience.


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One Comment

  1. Robert A. Huschka says:

    That is very good, Scott. Keep up the good CV work. Uncle Bob