The personal value of what one learns overseas can never truly be put into perspective, however it can illuminate ones ability to function in a cross cultural environment. Through the process of identification I found the value of my success in an unfamiliar territory, in this case that territory was Florence, Italy. For six weeks I studied the history, people and design of the city. I took notice of the cultural aspects and vast customs of the Florentine people, as well as the differing countries I visited on my travels. Through this abroad experience I was able to conjure up my creative problem solving skills and develop independence through travel; also while identifying my own basic survival skills to assimilate with this new life I was thrust into.