Monthly Archives: November 2011

Portobello Road (Nicole Engbretson)

I have always loved fresh food and markets: The farmers’ market in Green Bay, Pike Place Market in Seattle, and vendors on city corners. But I have never seen something as magnificent as the market at Portobello Road. Having watched … Continue reading

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You Want Me to Call You by Your First Name, Professor? (Susan Hiller)

Australian classroom etiquette is very different from that at St. Norbert College.  The main difference that I have not adjusted to and I don’t think that I will adjust to is calling our teachers by our first names.  It just … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Abroad (Casey Olson)

Well last week marks the first time I have ever had class on Thanksgiving.  Yes, the school I attend in Florence, Italy is made up of mostly Americans, but it is an Italian school so of course they wouldn’t give us … Continue reading

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Festivals (Danielle Costello)

There is a festival in Hyde Park that recently started called Winter Wonderland. It is the perfect thing to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. It plays Christmas music, has hot chocolate, and even ice skating; but has so much … Continue reading

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Safety Comes First (Megan Soukup)

Safety is very important in Italy. There are a lot of people driving motorized vehicles in the city and everyone wears helmets. In the United States, some people were helmets while some people don’t because there is no law saying … Continue reading

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Fresh From the Market (Devan Scherer)

Before arriving in England for the semester I was warned that the food was not going to taste the best. It will be rubbish (garbage) they would say. You will live on fish and chips I was told. To my … Continue reading

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Amigos! Amici! Vänner! (Alessandra Mendez)

Studying in Europe (Spain) has been an amazing experience! I love it here because there is so much diversity and so many people from other countries studying here as well. One of the things I love about being here is … Continue reading

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Host Family in Toledo (Meg Domnick)

Living with a host family is probably one of the best experiences I’ve had while studying abroad in Toledo.  At first, I was very nervous to meet my host family, and even on the plane ride over to Spain I … Continue reading

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UCC The School to Be (Jenny Cheke)

My very first experience in an Irish classroom was a huge success. My professor was wonderful. She was so helpful and understanding. The first day of class she made us very aware that we can go to her for anything, … Continue reading

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Pub Grub (Matt Dunne)

Coming from an Irish family, before I even decided to study abroad I have been eating food that I thought the Irish ate on a daily basis. Primarily corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread (Irish and raisins in … Continue reading

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