Ana Hernandez

Attending:Santa Barbara City College
Studying in Italy
"Hello" in your host country's language: Buongiorno!
Home Institution (your U.S. University/College): Santa Barbara City College
Expected graduation year: 2023
Destination city & country: Rome, Italy
Program provider: Santa Barbara City College
Major/minor: Early Childhood Education
Demographics: Community College, Hispanic/Latinx, First-Generation College Student
Future career aspirations: Find a way to provide early childhood education opportunities and education in places where there is none in the U.S. and abroad.
Top 3 goals for your time abroad: Observe the highly successful early childhood programs, such as; Reggio Emilia and Montessori in their country of origin. Observe cultural differences in early childhood, families and children, in town, on the street, on the buses, in the restaurants.
Immerse myself in a culture different than my own to create more awareness and a deeper understanding of myself and the children and families I will work with as an Early Childhood Education Educator.
Enjoy the food, arts, music, culture and people of Rome, Italy.

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