Tag: Italy

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…

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 the motions of my final week…

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 double-decker buses and their convenient city…

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 amazing pulpits that are carved with…

Politics in Italy (Brian Anhalt)

Politics in Italy have been especially interesting this semester in Rome with the resignation of Silvio Berlusconi. After almost twenty years in Italian politics, Berlusconi resigned last month, after it became apparent he had lost his majority control. Berlusconi had been unable to address to the…

Thanksgiving in Europe & Rude Europeans (AJ Fedoruk)

With a hectic semester coming to an end I thought it be a good time to sit down and reflect on my Thanksgiving weekend here in Rome. I was fortunate enough to have my brother and mother fly out here for the week on Thanksgiving, it…

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 a break.  We don’t really think of…

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 that they need to wear helmets…

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 talking about?), but it’s true.  In…