Tag Result For: Adventure

  • 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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  • Mallory
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 2017 Spring

The 5 Things I’m Doing to Prepare For My Semester Abroad 01/10/17

Ciao! For me, planning to study abroad has been very similar to applying to college for the very first time. Many factors go into choosing a program; location, cost, courses offered, and more. When I started thinking about studying abroad, I had NO clue where I wanted to go. I thought about following in most […]

Some friends and me hiking in Boulder before the snow came!
The flatirons or "flatties" snow dusted on a foggy day. I sure am going to miss this view.
Luckily most of my friends are studying abroad too which will give me plenty of opportunity to visit them!
The pillow case I made so I have some pictures around!
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  • Katie
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2016 Summer

From Paderno to Paris: How Culture Shock Follows You Everywhere 06/13/16

The ever-so-familiar sound of Italian chatter swarms around me in the train station. After three weeks abroad, these conversations are simply backround noise. I used to be overwhelmed with confusion. I did not understand a word of what people were saying. I would sit in awe at how much I misunderstood. Now, my experiences are […]

Hold the weight of the eiffel tower is a bit harder than adjusting to culture shock, don't worry.
Every bit of culture shock is worth this view.
All smiles before realizing that we dressed nothing like the French.
The Louvre Museum, Paris, France
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  • Megan
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Summer

5 Tips for Maintaining a Budget While Traveling Abroad 05/31/16

It’s no secret, traveling can be expensive. Most people are saving money for months before they start their traveling endeavor, especially to a foreign country. Right now, 1 euro is equivalent to 1.11 US dollar, which makes traveling to Europe more costly than spending money within the United States. However, if saved and spent wisely, […]

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  • Katie
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2016 Summer

“If You Give a Girl a Passport…” – Advice for the First Time International Traveler 05/18/16

Overflowing airports, tedious security systems, strangers running wild for the gate that they should have been at an hour ago – these are just some of the common, unsettling sights of traveling. If flying isn’t nerve wracking enough, then international traveling most definitely is enough to put you over the edge, especially if you’re a […]

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Too often throughout my flight, I found myself utilizing the GPS feature on the screen in front of me. My nerves continued to spike while amidst the ocean waters and foreign lands because it was all so unusual to me.
This sure doesn't look like Iowa City to me... but how exciting this new place may be!
A reassuring view - after the many diverse emotions of international travel, this was a reassuring sight from my dorm room. It reminds me to remain at ease.
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  • Emily
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2016 Spring

Eating London: Food Tour Time! 05/03/16

Everyone knows the best way to see a city and actually understand what you’re seeing is by going on a guided tour. While tours are informative and educational, everyone also knows that they can be boring. And hot. And long. And you get hungry. And your feet start to hurt.  So, how to get the […]

We ended the tour with Italian tiramisu and hot chocolate. Felt like home!
There's a first for everything! Definitely a try-again.
It truly felt like we had been transported into a different world while sipping on our hot Chinese tea.
These tapas-like treats were delish.
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  • Emily
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2016 Spring

Looking at the World Through A New Lens: Reflections on Study Abroad 04/20/16

I actually cannot believe my time abroad has come to a close. It seems like just yesterday I was packing up my bags thinking of what to write about for my first CIMBA blog—how far we’ve come! Looking back, it’s hard to think of words to sum up the experience as a whole. I learned […]

This was an AWESOME way to see the city. We never would have been able to walk to everything!
The bittersweet last coffee shop run of the semester. Alpinas, you will be missed!
Soaking it all in on our last Cimba extended weekend.
Buckingham Palace
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  • Emily
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2016 Spring

Home Sweet Paderno Del Grappa: A Student’s Guide to the City 02/26/16

Full disclosure: When I was packing up my bags a little over a month ago to come to Italy, I had zero idea of what this place I was going to was like. None. I would dodge questions with vague answers. “A little town outside of Venice”, was about as specific as I got. While […]

Seems surreal to open my window every morning to this view!
Your place of residence, study, and dining! (Make sure to at least get outside for an hour a day!)
Running made easier when this is your view.
I honestly feel a sense of comfort when I approach this cafe. Best place ever!
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  • Emily
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2016 Spring

The Dos and Don’ts of Coffee Shop Etiquette In Italy 02/15/16

Buongiorno! With a month spent here in Italy, I figured it was time to talk about a subject very near and dear to my heart:  Coffee. Like many of you, I don’t mess around when it comes to my daily coffee. Although I would like to think I don’t need the caffeine to get my […]

Before a day of exploring we made sure to load up on the necessities in Siena!
The pretty presentation was half the fun when we stopped for some mid-day coffee in Rome!
Starting off the day in Paris with some much needed caffe!
We scoped out a more local coffee shop in Verona to try out their cappuccino !
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  • Emily
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2016 Spring

The Importance of Embracing Uncertainty While Living Abroad 02/11/16

Ciao Ciao!  I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a big fan of a scheduled routine. At home my days are constructed based off my to-do list, so there’s not much uncertainty in my everyday life! As you can probably guess, this is NOT the case while studying abroad. Unfamiliar situations arise daily, and there’s […]

Nothing like breakfast in Rome, and even better when you wake up to fresh pastries from your host!
We made our way to the Colosseum on our first day in Rome!
#Blessed to have Autumn reading us the history of each place we saw. It was one hundred times more interesting when we actually knew the history of what we were looking at!
Colosseum Views
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