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  • Chris
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Spring 2018

“There’s an App for that” 02/19/18

During a semester program at CIMBA Italy, students receive various opportunities to travel.  Specifically, there are two extended travel weeks, and one 10 day break roughly placed in the middle of the semester.  This past weekend, we had our first, four day weekend.  With all of this travel coming up, I thought it would be […]

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  • John
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Spring 2018

Da Vinci’s Challenge 02/15/18

When you hear the word “Da Vinci” what is the first thing that comes to your mind? For me, it was the mediocre film released in 2006 featuring Tom Hanks. However, for the people in Paderno Del Grappa, it has a different meaning. While only some of us here at CIMBA experienced a variety of activities within the […]

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  • Caroline
  • Furman University
  • 2017 Fall

What Held True 12/13/17

        Well, just like that, my semester at CIMBA has come and gone. It’s still hard to comprehend that in what felt like a blink of an eye, I am back to driving a car, using U.S. currency, and speaking solely in English.          It’s been a bittersweet week getting re-acclimated to […]

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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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