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  • Vanessa
  • University of Iowa
  • 2012 Spring

Traveling Europe, Made Easy 02/27/12

Last week marked the first of two nine-day travel breaks we are lucky enough to receive here at CIMBA, and I can honestly say that it was the best week of my life thus far.  In that short time, I visited Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, and London, and while each city was different from the rest, […]

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  • Michael
  • University of Iowa
  • 2012 Spring

Preparation for Travel Breaks. 02/20/12

Today I will be leaving for my first travel break; It is hard to believe we are already approaching week 6. I will be traveling to Paris for the weekend, then off to Amsterdam Sunday night, and finally I will be finishing up in Berlin. I have never been to any of my three destinations […]

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  • Melanie
  • University of Iowa
  • 2012 Spring

Coffee Time 02/16/12

So it’s time for a confession, I am a total coffee addict! I have worked at a coffee shop in Minnesota for 4 and a half years, but I have been drinking coffee for a lot longer than that. Coming to Italy, I knew that I was in for a whole new kind of coffee […]

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  • Vanessa
  • University of Iowa
  • 2012 Spring

Date With a Professor: Pasta Making! 02/16/12

While the ample travel time is clearly a perk of the CIMBA program, I’ve come to find that the good folks here at CIMBA strive to provide cool, cultural opportunities during our time on campus as well.  One such endeavor, “Date with a Professor,” occurs twice during the semester and allow students to take a […]

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  • Vanessa
  • University of Iowa
  • 2012 Spring

Slovenia: My New Favorite Place 02/09/12

“Slovenia?  I’ve never heard of it.” This was generally the reaction I got whenever I told someone about my trip to Slovenia – and I must admit that, before this program, I was completely oblivious to Slovenia’s existence as well.  After visiting the country this weekend, however, I can now say that not only does […]

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  • Michael
  • University of Iowa
  • 2012 Spring

A Weekend in Florence. 02/06/12

After a week of CAP activities a group my buddies and I decided to head to Florence for the weekend. In planning for this weekend, we searched for a cheap hostel and found one at a rate of 32 euro for 2 nights per person. At 1:30 PM on Friday we were on our way. We took a […]

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  • Melanie
  • University of Iowa
  • 2012 Spring

Buon Appetito! 02/06/12

One thing that I have learned since being here is that CIMBA is not your average study abroad program! They provide so many amazing opportunities outside of just normal classes for things like leadership development, cultural experiences, and things that are just plain fun. This week we had an event that encompassed all three of […]

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  • Michael
  • University of Iowa
  • 2012 Spring

Adapting to the Culture 02/06/12

Ciao! Throughout the first weeks of this semester in Italy, I have noticed a few major differences in cultures coming from America. One culture change that is a challenge for everyone to adapt to is the language barrier. You might think no one speaks English in Italy, but I have realized many Italians do speak […]

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  • Vanessa
  • University of Iowa
  • 2012 Spring

Murano: Venice's Hidden Gem 02/06/12

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Italy, chances are that one of your travel destinations will be Venice – and for good reason.  The city is a beautiful maze of alleyways and canals, decorated with statues, shops, and, of course, so many boats.  St. Mark’s Square, which holds such landmarks as the Doges […]

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  • Melanie
  • University of Iowa
  • 2012 Spring

Life in Paderno 01/25/12

So it has been just over a week since I arrived in Italy and think that I am almost adjusted to the day to-day life here! There is so much that I could talk about so I will just give you a brief overview.  Food: First off let me start by saying that if you […]

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