I cannot believe the final few weeks at ADA are here. On day one, I walked up the steps of the Villa feeling anxious for what was to come. It is now day 72 and looking back at that moment, I had no reason to be nervous at all. This place helps you grow into the best version of yourself as an artist and a human. Thinking about leaving this special place makes me emotional. I’ll miss the colorful sunsets, having impromptu limonaia hangouts, dancing in the garden, eating in the mensa, giggling and singing down the hallways but most of all, I’ll miss the beautiful people I have come to know and love. I’m endlessly thankful I decided to come here. I can’t describe how life changing this program has been for a girl from a small town in New Jersey. I will take every lesson I learned and carry them with me forever.
Emma – Muhlenberg College