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  • Mallory
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 2017 Spring

Arrivederci Italy! 04/21/17

If I were to write down every thought I have had since being home, this post would be around 100 pages long. I have had a roller coaster of emotions going on. From happiness of seeing my family and getting to sleep in my own bed to sadness of leaving all the amazing friends behind […]

Some selfies I found when I went through my phone to show my parents some of the friends I've made!
The final gourmet dinner!
It might look like I had done a lot of packing, but right behind me was a mountain of clothes that still needed to be stuffed into my suitcase.
Even though I ate pasta twice a day, every day, I miss it so much!
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  • Carley
  • University of Missouri
  • 2017 Spring

Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable 04/05/17

After 12 weeks, 7 countries, and 11 cities, it’s safe to say life has been anything but consistent. Three months ago I probably would’ve said that was a bad thing, but today I would argue that it has kept my life abroad interesting. While constantly traveling to new places and having to adapt to new […]

Good views and better friends
Monterosso
Walking away from the best semester yet
Hiking in Cinque Terre
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  • Mallory
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 2017 Spring

Comparing Cultures Across Europe! 04/05/17

Since moving to Italy about 70 days ago, I have immersed myself into a totally new culture. And not one that’s somewhat similar to the United States. I mean, don’t get me wrong, there are similarities between the two but when looking at the cultures as a whole, they are very different. Living in Italy […]

I don't think I will ever get tired of the sunset view from my bedroom!
Just one of the many Amsterdam canals!
And to my right, you will see one of the many bikes I was almost hit by!
If you ever go to Prague, make sure to stop by the Lennon wall! It's super cool!
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  • Sydney
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2017 Spring

Smartphone Survival: The Top 5 Apps To Get You Through Study Abroad 04/05/17

1.) CityMaps CityMaps allows you to download maps while on wifi and then use them offline through your location services. Aside from helping you find a train station or your hostel, CityMaps will also help you find and filter everything from a restaurant with a rooftop terrace to the best places to go sightseeing in […]

This little ole tower definitely wasn't hard to find...
Thanks to Rome2Rio, we were able to make it from Barcelona's City Park to the airport in just over a half hour, and for only $2 nonetheless.
Honorable mention goes to Snapchat for allowing me to do this to the real Mona Lisa in Paris
Just a couple of some of the amazing adventures I have been on thanks to the Sygic Travel app
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  • Carley
  • University of Missouri
  • 2017 Spring

5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Studying Abroad 04/05/17

Before coming to CIMBA, I was constantly told about all the friends I was going to make, all the places I would see, how I would learn more about myself, and how studying abroad would help me see the world from a different perspective. While all those things are 100% true, there were a few […]

Our new British friend
Czech(ing) out the food in Prague
Soaking up the sun (and scenery) in Mallorca
John Lennon Wall- Prague, Czech Republic
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  • Mallory
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 2017 Spring

How to Plan a Successful Travel Week 04/05/17

By now, most of us have mastered the art of planning a travel weekend. You figure out where you want to go, then all the rest seems somewhat simple.   Planning an entire travel week has many more moving parts and is often more difficult to execute without mistakes, BUT with these tips, you’ll be […]

While in Amsterdam, my love of flowers drew me into the Tulip Museum where I got to see tons of different types of flowers! It smelled absolutely amazing in there!
Did anyone really go to Amsterdam without taking a photo at the I Amsterdam sign?
One piece of advice, don't pass up the opportunity to eat something authentic and NEVER pass up the opportunity to take a photo as proof that you did!
My friend Michelle and I getting ready for bed on our overnight train from Prague to Budapest!
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  • Carley
  • University of Missouri
  • 2017 Spring

5 Ways Studying Abroad at CIMBA will Build Your Resume 03/28/17

I was always told that studying abroad alone will not set you apart in interviews, but what you learn abroad can. Luckily for myself and the other students, learning and personal growth is inevitable through traveling along with CIMBA’s additional opportunities and curriculum. 1. KT PSDM Certification- Most of your life will be spent making […]

Exploring the Culture via Taste Testing in Florence
Exploring Paderno Del Grappa
Exploring Europe: Innsbruck, Austria
Good weather and better friends: Barcelona, Spain
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  • Carley
  • University of Missouri
  • 2017 Spring

5 Tips and Tricks on How to Plan a Trip: Study Abroad Edition 03/21/17

So as you may know, it’s already week 6 and I’ve booked all but two of my trips. After trial and error (8 times over), I think I’m finally experienced enough to give you some solid tips on planning a trip while you’re abroad. I’m by no means a travel agent, but I’m pretty confident […]

Last weekends trip to Paris
Florence
Big Bus Tour in Paris
This weekends trip to Florence
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  • Sydney
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2017 Spring

Explorer to Executive: Why Studying Abroad Will Set You Apart After College 03/13/17

Before embarking on my journey with CIMBA this semester, I was told that one of the “selling points” of studying abroad is that employers will specifically look for it on resumes as something that can set you apart from other applicants. Did I buy it at this time? Not necessarily. In fact, I didn’t believe […]

Happy graduates of CIMBA's Leadership Institute For Excellence
I'll never, ever get tired of flying over the Alps.
Proud Hawkeyes representing IOWA in Greece
If you want to "blend in" during Venice's famous Carnival, wearing a masquerade mask is a must!
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  • Mallory
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 2017 Spring

Traveling to Paris is Amazing and Versailles is better! 03/13/17

Ciao! Or should I say Bonjour! This past weekend I travelled to Paris, France, and I can now say I have a new favorite city! Paris blew my expectations out of the water, and I am counting down the days until I can go back. Ever since I started French class in 6th grade, I […]

The Eiffel Tower covered in fog!
View of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower
Inside the Palace of Versailles
The hall of mirrors in the Palace of Versailles
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