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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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  • Caroline
  • Furman University
  • 2017 Fall

An Ode to the Small Towns 10/23/17

           Ciao tutti! This past weekend, several Cimbians and I took a break from travelling and stayed local in Paderno. It was a much needed break from the rush of seeing a new place, and we had a blast exploring all the area has to offer. It made me particularly appreciative […]

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Girls night in Crespano!
Jump off the Alps: check.
You know you live in a small Italian town when you have to stop for this...
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  • Julianna

Local Appreciation – Bassano, Monte Grappa, and Crespano 10/23/17

Although Paderno has a population of 2000 people, that doesn’t stop it from providing a weekend full of exciting adventures. Between the night life of Bassano, the breathtaking views from the summit of Monte Grappa, and the bustling Sunday Market in Crespano, there was never a dull moment. We began our weekend by checking out […]

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  • Julianna

First Travel Weekend! 10/23/17

So much happened in such a quick four-day travel weekend that I don’t even know where to begin. Although there were some bumps in the road, overall, it was a success! My friends and I decided to visit Barcelona and London this weekend. In hindsight, it probably wasn’t the best idea to pick these two […]

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  • Caroline
  • Furman University
  • 2017 Fall

Take It Slow, Take It In 10/23/17

        When I decided to study abroad, I could not help but think about all the countries I would explore during my time in Italy. I would be in Europe for three months, so why not try to see as many places as I possibly could, right?         Well, […]

The sunset over our first night in Florence
Exploring the Uffizi
Gusta Pizza is life changing!
The Pitti Palace is a great place to get a little interior decorating inspiration!
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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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