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  • Adam
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Fall

The Study Part of Study Abroad 11/28/16

Wait, study abroad is more than going to cool places and meeting new people? Well yeah… you’re really there to learn and get good grades. Good grades may not be as cool to talk about as my trip to Paris this past weekend, but they’re still important. I’m going to talk about the type of […]

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Selfie in front of Notre Dame
Professor Detwiler and I
Selfie with Professor Chiariello and Professor Bigolin
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  • Mallory
  • Furman University
  • 2016 Fall

9 days. 7 flights. 2,547 miles. 11/28/16

Over our extended travel week, I was fortunate enough to travel through Spain and Portugal with three friends: Alex, Emma and Grace. We planned our trip around some crucial things we wanted to see and do. These things ranged from reenacting The Cheetah Girls scenes in Park Guell to relaxing on a beach in Mallorca. […]

At the airport in Barcelona waiting to get out tickets.
The view from the gelato shop we ate at in Mallorca.
Waiting for the bus in Barcelona to take us to the airport.
Taking pictures at Park Guell!
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  • Adam
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Fall

How To Plan A Travel Weekend 11/15/16

Ciao, I thought planning my travel weekends here would be easy, but then I quickly realized how close I was becoming with some people and that it obviously wasn’t just about where you are, but who you’re with. It gets chaotic and frustrating when planning these weekends, but when you’re there, all the money and […]

Look up different airlines' flight times here
Trenitalia
Above the Grand Canal
Roman Colosseum
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  • Mallory
  • Furman University
  • 2016 Fall

Finding Your Home Away From Home (or How I Managed to Fall in Love with an Entire Village) 11/04/16

Its crazy to think that its already the halfway point in my time in Italy. Over the past six weeks I have really come to love the town of Paderno del Grappa (or PDG as we like to call it). I’m not going to lie, when we first arrived I was in a little bit […]

One of my favorite things is to get coffee and a sweet treat from the bakery.
I can eat the entire thing!
My favorite pizza from the pizzeria.
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  • Mallory
  • Furman University
  • 2016 Fall

Travel Tips 101: Embrace Your Inner Tourist 11/02/16

Our first travel weekend arrived faster than I was expecting! Time here is really flying by. I was lucky enough to be able to spend the long weekend traveling to Venice and Florence with Emma and her grandparents. We met her grandparents at the airport on Saturday morning when they arrived and our weekend chalked full […]

One of my favorite pictures from our tour in Florence.
Emma by the Cemetery island off of the island of Venice.
Our boat from the tour around the main island of Venice.
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  • Adam
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Fall

LIFE, LEAP, and the Pursuit of KT Certification 10/24/16

Ciao, A few of the main differences between CIMBA and other study abroad programs is that CIMBA focuses so much on professional and personal development through various programs. I know I’ve already talked about LIFE, but since I just finished my KT certification, and am about halfway through LEAP, this post is an important one.  […]

LEAP course pack
KT work book
What's more Italian than riding on the back of a motorcycle with a pizzeria owner?
Bowling!
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  • Adam
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Fall

Traveling in Europe: Planes, Trains, and Automobili 10/17/16

Ciao, Before I touch on traveling so far during the semester, just a few things to talk about.  Firstly, you know those formal dinners that CIMBA tells you about? Bring an appetite! I made a little mistake of grazing my way through the hors d’oeuvres and by graze, I mean I treated it like my last […]

Canal Cruise
Atomium-Brussels
Formal dinner
Brussels Welcome Sign
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  • Mallory
  • Furman University
  • 2016 Fall

5 Tips for Surviving Train Travel in Italy 10/10/16

This past weekend we had the opportunity to get off campus for the first time on our own! After much contemplation, myself and three friends, Emma, Alex and Zach, decided to spend the weekend in Milan. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into but we booked train tickets and an Airbnb and […]

Alex, Emma, Zach and me at a yummy American brunch restaurant called, California Bakery! Another great recommendation from one of our professors. Thanks Professor Caponi!
One of our professors recommended this area! We went there for dinner, but sadly we missed the twinkle lights that hang over the river!
Inside the Duomo in Milan. This is the copy of the Madonna which is now located inside where visitors can see her.
Emma and me outside the Duomo right before we got to go inside!
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  • Adam
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Fall

How to Adjust to the Italian Way of Life 10/03/16

Ciao, If I was truly adjusted to the Italian way of life, this third week’s post would be up being posted during week five. The Italians have a very different way of viewing time and sense of urgency than Americans. You’re in for a treat, because it’s story time: A friend and I took a trip to […]

A castle fit for the Godfather
One of the local Tabacchi's (convenience stores), only a minute away
One of the many great outdoor sport courts
Some of us enjoyed a sunny day in Padova
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  • Mallory
  • Furman University
  • 2016 Fall

What LIFE Isn’t: Making Friends Abroad 09/30/16

I can’t believe it, but I’ve now been in Italy for a full week! I was lucky enough to spend the past weekend in Paris with some friends! With jet lag behind me, I’m happy to say I’ve finally started adjusting to life here. This past week has been CAP week. It has involved a […]

LIFE graduation!
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Emma and I at the Louvre on our first day in Paris.
Emma and I waiting in the Paris airport to board our flight to Venice.
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