Alexis Machoka

Credentials: Florence, Italy

Position title: Engagement Intern

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Alexis had one of the most rewarding experiences of her life, so far, in Florence Italy in the Spring semester of 2022. Alexis is a Political Science Major and is also getting a certificate in Business Fundamentals. Before going abroad Alexis had the opportunity to learn some Italian on campus but also took Italian while abroad and loved it. All of the classes Alexis took while abroad had some relation to Italian culture, and she still made progress towards her degree! Her two favorite of the four classes she took was Food and Culture in Italy and Dante’s Divine Comedy, the latter taught by UW-Madison Professor Jelena Todorvic. Alexis says that in Florence it is easy to love life — the people, the food, the architecture, and so much more- make every single day special. Alexis feels truly lucky to have spent a semester in Florence and welcomes any and every opportunity to talk about it.