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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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  • Carley
  • University of Missouri
  • 2017 Spring

Italy and the US: Cultural Comparison 03/07/17

Before I came abroad, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of Italy or even Europe in general. With European heritage and hearing about my Grandma’s childhood and parent’s visits, I just came to the assumption that it was an older version of the United States. After spending 7 weeks here and traveling to 6 […]

Right before we were asked if we were American: note my sweatshirt and t-shirt
American-Style Coffee we found in Florence
Views from my runs (walks) in Paderno
Deciphering the Italian look vs. the American: a closer glimpse
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  • Carley
  • University of Missouri
  • 2017 Spring

Mingling With the Locals: Add a Seat 03/07/17

While traveling to different countries is definitely one of the highlights of studying abroad, after 7 weeks here I’ve also come to greatly appreciate getting to know the culture and people of Italy. Through the Add a Seat experience, I’ve humbly come to the conclusion that the people here are just as excited to express […]

Add a Seat Dinner Appetizers
Add a Seat- Campagnolo Family
Not sure what I enjoyed more- their dogs or the food
Paderno
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  • Mallory
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 2017 Spring

Top Things To Know Before Traveling 03/07/17

Since I have left America, I have traveled to five different cities in three different countries. In each of my travel experiences I have learned something new, whether from a series of unfortunate events or just a helpful hint I’ve picked up along the way! Here are the top four things I think you should […]

My German bratwurst from the market!
Breakfast tea in Asolo!
The David! Seriously if you get the chance, go see this! It's absolutely incredible!
Laying out on the beach in Barcelona, Spain!
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