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  • Caroline
  • Furman University
  • 2017 Fall

My Italian First Impressions 09/27/17

Everyone knows the power of a first impression. First impressions set the tone for how we view a person, place, or experience. Having now spent two and half weeks in Paderno del Grappa, I have experienced lots of first impressions of this place and these people. It’s been equal parts exhausting, exciting, overwhelming, and eye-opening. […]

With one of our awesome Campus Life Coordinators, Alex!
The view from one of our building windows. Swoon!!
The clouds here are so low and SO beautiful!
The Crespano del Grappa market on Sunday morning
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  • Julianna

What I Learned From The DaVinci Challenge 09/21/17

Three days after our arrival to Paderno del Grappa, every student spent the day participating in the DaVinci Challenge.  This challenge is a team-building event that uses extreme trust exercises to help connect a group. The tasks were difficult, not only because we were all jet-lagged, but also because we hadn’t formally gotten to know each other […]

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  • Julianna

Pre-Departure Dos and Don’ts 09/18/17

In preparation for my first study abroad experience, the past few weeks have been nothing short of hectic. Learning to step out of my comfort zone to book this trip was a learning experience within itself. Over the course of this summer, I have prepared for this trip not only materialistically with supplies, but also […]

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  • Caroline
  • Furman University
  • 2017 Fall

What I Hope Holds True 09/11/17

Ciao! My name is Caroline and I am a student at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. In just a few days, I will be landing at Venice Marco Polo airport to start my three-month journey in Paderno del Grappa, and I. am. pumped.  I found out I was CIMBA bound in February, so I’ve […]

Luckily I got to stop by Furman and see my roommates before their semester started!
My CIMBA Travel & Living Guide is definitely coming with me.
As recommended by CIMBA, I am packing all my OTC medication and travel-sized toiletries just in case.
Categorizing my clothes in piles to avoid overpacking.
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  • Sam
  • Syracuse University
  • 2017 Summer

How to Get the Most Out of Studying Abroad 06/22/17

Here is some advice for ensuring you get the most out of your experience: Say yes to going somewhere you never thought you would. Germany was not on my radar to visit while studying abroad this summer. The group of friends I made and had been traveling with wanted to go this past weekend so […]

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  • Sam
  • Syracuse University
  • 2017 Summer

5 Things I wish I Knew Before I Packed/While Getting Ready 06/22/17

After a few weeks of studying abroad with CIMBA, I have some advice for future student on what to pack and be prepared for. Everyone wears running shorts and large t-shirts to class. I made the mistake of not bringing enough of either. Honestly, once you think you’ve packed, take out 3-5 outfits – you […]

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  • Madison
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Summer 2017

How to Maximize your Time at CIMBA 06/20/17

Managing time: Now managing time might seem like something easy but when you are abroad in another country it’s a lot different than being at home. One big difference is that when you arrive in Italy there is a large time difference, 6 hours for me and 7 hours for many others. When arriving on […]

Going through Bassano for Statics!
Last day of classes and I got to go up to Mt. Grappa!
On our company tour for statics
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  • Madison
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Summer 2017

Friends that Will Last a Lifetime 06/20/17

As I’ve said before, I’m the only one from my university who attended this program. With that being said, that has been one of my favorite parts about studying abroad. From week one, the group of people I met and became friends with were all from different universities. I think that was great because it […]

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Beautiful view of Dubrovnik!
Boatrides in croatia!
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  • Madison
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Summer 2017

Planning a long travel weekend 06/06/17

Within the summer program, students are given 2 long weekends and 1 short weekend to go and travel wherever we would like. In doing this, it is sometimes hard to decide where you want to go, who to go with, and how to get there. One thing that we struggled with for our first weekend […]

In front of my Favorite building in Florence.
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Probably my 100th gelato of the trip.
The best Calzone I've ever had!
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  • Sam
  • Syracuse University
  • 2017 Summer

7 Weekend Traveling Protips 05/30/17

During my first couple weeks at CIMBA, I have already learned a few things about traveling and have some advice for you: 1. Plan and book as early as possible. It will be cheaper, and there will be more available space at nicer/more convenient trains/planes/buses and hostels/Airbnb’s/hotels. Also, print your ticket early! 2. Pack the […]

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