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  • Madison
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Summer 2017

What to Expect in Your First Week at CIMBA 05/25/17

There were so many things I was excited for and so many things I was nervous about for my trip to Italy. But I would never know how anything would turn out until I actually got to experience life on the CIMBA campus. Currently, I am one week into the summer program, and I still […]

The pizza I got! It had pears and walnuts on it.
Beautiful Bassano!
Loved the view and the Gelato in Asolo!
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  • Sydney
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2017 Spring

How Studying Abroad Will Turn You From a Diva to a Minimalist 05/25/17

When I was first told that it wasn’t a good idea for me to bring more than one suitcase and my backpack abroad, I thought it would be impossible. But I nearly lost my mind when I realized that said suitcase could only be 50 pounds. However, after sifting, sorting, an all nighter, and a […]

Thank goodness I'll still get to see these smiley, CIMBA Hawkeyes on campus!
Climbing the hundreds of steps of the Campanile for this awesome view of the Duomo and Florence was totally worth it!
While morale was low after checking out of our Airbnb in Barcelona at 10am, our spirits were lifted after a much needed nap in the grass at Parc de la Ciutadella
Disappointed to report that the childhood rule of "If I lick it, it's mine" does not apply to the Louvre...
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  • Sam
  • Syracuse University
  • 2017 Summer

Arrival 05/19/17

The trip over has gone very well so far and morale is still high even after the 10-hour flight! Arriving at CIMBA has been very exciting so far. We took a tour of campus and partially of the city center in Paderno del Grappa earlier. During the tour, we learned about the town’s history and […]

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  • Madison
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Summer 2017

5 Things I’m Feeling Before Going Abroad 05/15/17

It’s the week before I depart for Italy, and I feel like the days are passing in seconds. A couple days ago I was taking my last final and packing up the car for the eight hour drive home. My freshman year was officially over. All last week I spent packing my dorm, and now […]

New passport ready for new adventures!
It's normal to say goodbye to your car right?
Final goodbyes before I head back home.
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  • Sydney
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2017 Spring

Why Studying Abroad is Good for You 05/15/17

As college students, we sure engage in a lot of behavior that is less than ideal for our still developing minds and bodies. We live off more caffeinated drinks than we do hours of sleep, are quick to get pizza and wings delivered to the library as a midnight snack, and drown ourselves in social […]

Top moments: Visiting La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona- a church that started construction back in 1882, and STILL isn't finished due to its elaborate detail.
Top moments: The amazing view from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris at night
Top moments: Sitting along the Danube Bank in Budapest alongside the dozens of shoes that commemorate fallen Hungarians from World War II.
Top moments: Standing in the oldest theatre in the world- Theatre Dionysus in Athens
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  • Sydney
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2017 Spring

12 Things I’ve Learned After 12 Weeks Abroad 05/09/17

Well, it’s hard to believe that my CIMBA adventure is over. But after 9 countries, 25 cities, and 83 days, it’s only appropriate to reflect on the biggest takeaways from the best time of my life. 1.) Say “YES!” to the random place you never thought you would ever go to. Budapest definitely wasn’t on […]

Popular CIMBA activities include sleeping and taking pictures of your friends sleeping
One of the very few dogs I pet during my 12 weeks abroad, and it definitely had to do with the fact that he did not have an owner. #LetAmericansPetYourDogs2K17
Nothing bonds you for life like a little bit of frostbite.
I decided to send a postcard to my pride and joy (aka The Tippie College of Business), and was absolutely thrilled when they received it; even if it was after I had already gotten back.
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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
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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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