I have finally been cleared to get my Italian student visa from the consulate!
When I was starting this process, it was incredibly daunting and very difficult to figure out exactly what I needed. Naturally, the NYC Consulate website left me asking questions, and my internet stalking left me with conflicting instructions.
After much stalking, planning, copying, and stressing, I made my appointment to get my visa. And got rejected. But, all went went on my 2nd attempt. When I was in the waiting room during Round #2, three college students were stressing out over the same issues I had. This has convinced me to write a post explaining what the visa paperwork is and how to navigate it all!