BS Agricultural Chemistry student and University of Oviedo exchange student Michelle Danne Desuyo. (Photo by El Bacani, UP MPRO)

There were many things that Lia Soliongco liked about her stint as an exchange student at the University of Trento in Trento, Italy. But one of her absolute favorites was her time spent in the dormitory kitchen. She said that beyond serving as a common area for cooking and dining, the kitchen became a bustling arena for cultural exchange.