Tag: Florence

Wandering Thoughts (Alexis Redig)

Original post date: 11 December 2012 While walking home from dinner with a few of my friends tonight I was constantly reminded of the many things I am going to miss when I leave Florence on Saturday. I am so blessed to have had the opportunity…

Lucca Bike Tour – and Other Thoughts (Tara Lovdahl)

Pictures for this blog post: This past Friday my study abroad program hosted a free excursion to a city about 15 minutes away by bus called Lucca (population 85,000). We went on bike tour which made me feel like a little kid. The city was once entirely surrounded by military…

Amusing the Locals (Tara Lovdahl)

Here’s another new thing for me, the garbage situation in Florence: instead of kicking it to the curb once a week like in Wisconsin, I have to carry my filled trashbag around until I find a silver bin that leads to an underground waste system. The…

Don’t It Always Seem to Go (Rob Fulton)

Studying abroad was an experience. The type of experience depended on who you are and what you did.  Studying abroad was, to quote the great Dennis Green, “what we thought they were.” It had it’s ups and downs and about halfway through it the mental countdown…

How to Feel (Krista Hove)

Originally I was going to write my last blog on how it felt to return home from Italy, however I have not yet left. I will be getting home in two days and I am full of many mixed emotions. So because I don’t have time…

Being “Italy-fied” (Alexis Achs)

Over the past four months here I have been extremely thankful that I have chosen to study abroad in Florence this semester. At first I was a little nervous about living in a different country with a different culture than what I was used to for…

My Italian Service Event (Krista Hove)

My first day I walked 20 minutes across town to meet up for my service event, I was slightly tired, and worried about what I would be doing. I stopped at a few stands before I finally found the stand I belonged to. I even asked…

Study Abroad Experience (Krista Hove)

Today was the first day of many I hope, which I felt at home in Florence. Coming from a small town, I recently found myself longing for the familiar family aspect of a town. I felt like I was drowning in a pool of tourist, and…

The Spirit of Florence (Ashley Polomis)

One of the classes I took here in Florence was History of Christianity.  I signed up for it because I needed it for a GS level and I certainly did not expect to really take much from it.  Throughout the course I felt like we were…