For my senior project I will be exploring the effects of my study abroad experience on my personal views and understanding of different cultures. The first step in this project is to take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Details of this report can be found on the website http://www.intercultural.org/idi.php. I will be posting journal entries periodically before I leave, as often as possible while I am abroad, and at least one additional entry following my return. Journal entries will be found in both English and Italian, and will concern occurences that I believe affect cross-cultural attitudes and views. I will also posting pictures for family and friends to view.