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  • Caroline
  • Furman University
  • 2017 Fall

A Parent’s Guide to Visiting CIMBA 11/29/17

Ciao tutti!  Today I have special guest on the blog… my mom! My parents made the trip all the way to Paderno del Grappa from Baltimore to visit me the other week, and we had the best time. Considering many parents visit– or at least think about visiting– CIMBA, my mom and I thought it […]

Checking out CIMBA!
Dinner in Venice
Gondola ride in Venice!
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  • Julianna

Giving Thanks Abroad 11/29/17

Spirits were high in Istituto Filippin as the highly anticipated Thanksgiving feast was approaching. Everyone anxiously waited in line, ready to have a little taste of home. To keep us occupied, the CLC’s provided boards to write what we were thankful for. Some highlights on the boards were “Family,” “Dr. Al,” and even “U.S. GAAP.” […]

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  • Caroline
  • Furman University
  • 2017 Fall

My Best Packing Decisions 11/20/17

           Packing for my semester in Italy feels like an eternity ago. I must have spent a week making piles, checking off lists, and researching the local weather to make sure I’d be well-prepared. Through my thorough packing research, I was sure to bring some things that ended up being the […]

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  • Julianna

Pizza Making in Asolo 11/20/17

After returning from an exciting weekend in Amsterdam, what better way to cure the Monday blues than to attend a pizza making class with Asolo’s very own, Sevario! Sevario has owned Bar Pizzeria Cornaro for over 20 years. His displays his expertise by how effortlessly his rolls out the dough, his vast knowledge on pizza, […]

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  • Caroline
  • Furman University
  • 2017 Fall

Travel Week! 11/10/17

            Before we knew it, the highly anticipated travel week had arrived! So much time, research, and preparation went into those nine days that felt so far in the future. However, in line with the rapid speed of this entire semester, travel week came and went. In one backpack, I […]

Brussels
Belgian waffles in Belgium!
The Atomium
Grand Place in Brussels
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  • Julianna

“Women in the Workforce” Workshop 11/10/17

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop led by one of CIMBA’s best professors: Charla Caponi. The workshop was about succeeding as a woman in business, so of course, Charla was the perfect choice to lead it. As a member in Women in Business Club at my home university, I didn’t see much […]

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  • Caroline
  • Furman University
  • 2017 Fall

Living like a Local 10/30/17

        Last Thursday, I had a truly Italian experience. My day started with a company tour of a well-known and highly successful pastry company in nearby Asolo called Forno d’Asolo. Forno d’Asolo is a major supplier to bars (what Americans know as cafes) of frozen croissants and other pastry products. I had […]

Yummy croissants at Forno d'Asolo
Teaching a Halloween lesson!
Students having fun with their Halloween shadow puppets!
My adorable class!
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  • Julianna

Traveling Tips! 10/30/17

Spirits are high at CIMBA with travel week approaching. Everyone is studying for their last few exams before the break, starting to pack, and planning exactly what they want to see for the 10 days off. Overall, planning weekly trips is super exciting but also a bit stressful. Here is a list of some helpful […]

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  • Caroline
  • Furman University
  • 2017 Fall

Traveling in Two’s (or Three’s, or Four’s…) 10/24/17

        Ciao! All is well here in Paderno del Grappa, especially because our week of classes has ended and we are soon to depart for our first extended travel weekend. The Cimbians are going to various different places—Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Corfu. I am heading to Florence, and I could not be more […]

We found the cutest café in a hidden corner in Verona.
Verona was a dream!!
The streets in Verona look like a movie set.
On top of the world in Verona!
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  • Julianna

When L.I.F.E. Hits 10/24/17

After less than a week of getting to know each other, my new friends and I started the LIFE program (Leadership Initiative for Excellence). LIFE can best be described as an intensive leadership program in which we broke through our barriers, learned to be passionate, and accepted vulnerability. With all the ups and downs, I […]

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