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Final Week (Casey Olson)

Today marked the first day of my final week abroad.  With the gentle sound of rain hitting my window this morning, I didn’t even want to get out of bed.  I am pretty sure I have myself convinced that if I don’t go through … Continue reading

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From Here to There (Ashley Polomis)

After traveling to a variety of places I thought it was interesting to see how each city differs in their public transportation.  In London there is the ever so famous Underground or tube as well as the classic bright red … Continue reading

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Charming Churches in Italy (Brittany Mazemke)

One major observation, while abroad, is the immense difference between churches in Italy and churches back home in American, specifically in Wisconsin. Churches here are charming, the walls, ceilings and altars are covered with breathtaking, beautiful, unique art. There are … 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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The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself (Rob Fulton)

The above-mentioned quote is taken from one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s most famous addresses to a country awestruck from the perils of war.  The same can be said about studying abroad.  I know what you’re thinking (What is this person … Continue reading

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Dining Out (Brittany Mazemke)

Italians eat like crazy! Food and mealtime is very important to them. Cena, dinner, is an important social time.  It is long lasting, two to three hours, beginning much later than our dinnertime in America. Americans typically have dinner between … Continue reading

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Eating Lots of Good Italian Food (Megan Soukup)

The other day I was reading a Florence newspaper called, “The Florentine” and I came across an article that was talking about 2011 Europe’s best city for food and drink. I was looking at the list and Florence, Italy was … Continue reading

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Transportation (Brittany Mazemke)

Transportation is very different here in Italy. There is a ton of walking! We along with many others walk everywhere. In addition to walking, a popular way to get around the city is on a bicycle or a vesba (moped). … Continue reading

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Florence Becomes Home (Krista Hove)

Today is the day I end my fall break trip. I am full of mixed emotions. The trip had become a new adventure that I did not want to end. I and Alex had chosen to travel to Malaga Spain. Our … Continue reading

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“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” (Rob Fulton)

There’s a song called “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell.  The song is about the narrator’s favorite spot being replaced by more modern things like a pink hotel.  A popular lyric from the song is “Don’t it always seem to … Continue reading

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