Stephen Arena of Shelton is one of 20 students from across the country and one of three students from Connecticut, that were selected for the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program' trip to Italy which began today, June 9.
The students will tour and interact with locals in Turin or Torino, Italy with the opportunity to sight see and visit local museums as well as explore on their own.
Arena said as he wrote his essay that helped judges to decide whether or not he would be selected as one of the 20 traveling students, he prepared for the best summer experience of his life. Three university students who reside in Connecticut will participate in the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program, an all-expenses-paid educational and cultural initiative that sends Italian American students to Italy. The students are: Stephen Arena of Shelton; Marisa Mitrano of West Hartford; and Nicole Valente of Old Saybrook.