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  • Sydney
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2017 Spring

How Studying Abroad Will Turn You From a Diva to a Minimalist 05/25/17

When I was first told that it wasn’t a good idea for me to bring more than one suitcase and my backpack abroad, I thought it would be impossible. But I nearly lost my mind when I realized that said suitcase could only be 50 pounds. However, after sifting, sorting, an all nighter, and a […]

Thank goodness I'll still get to see these smiley, CIMBA Hawkeyes on campus!
Climbing the hundreds of steps of the Campanile for this awesome view of the Duomo and Florence was totally worth it!
While morale was low after checking out of our Airbnb in Barcelona at 10am, our spirits were lifted after a much needed nap in the grass at Parc de la Ciutadella
Disappointed to report that the childhood rule of "If I lick it, it's mine" does not apply to the Louvre...
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  • Sydney
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2017 Spring

12 Things I’ve Learned After 12 Weeks Abroad 05/09/17

Well, it’s hard to believe that my CIMBA adventure is over. But after 9 countries, 25 cities, and 83 days, it’s only appropriate to reflect on the biggest takeaways from the best time of my life. 1.) Say “YES!” to the random place you never thought you would ever go to. Budapest definitely wasn’t on […]

Popular CIMBA activities include sleeping and taking pictures of your friends sleeping
One of the very few dogs I pet during my 12 weeks abroad, and it definitely had to do with the fact that he did not have an owner. #LetAmericansPetYourDogs2K17
Nothing bonds you for life like a little bit of frostbite.
I decided to send a postcard to my pride and joy (aka The Tippie College of Business), and was absolutely thrilled when they received it; even if it was after I had already gotten back.
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  • Mallory
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 2017 Spring

Arrivederci Italy! 04/21/17

If I were to write down every thought I have had since being home, this post would be around 100 pages long. I have had a roller coaster of emotions going on. From happiness of seeing my family and getting to sleep in my own bed to sadness of leaving all the amazing friends behind […]

Some selfies I found when I went through my phone to show my parents some of the friends I've made!
The final gourmet dinner!
It might look like I had done a lot of packing, but right behind me was a mountain of clothes that still needed to be stuffed into my suitcase.
Even though I ate pasta twice a day, every day, I miss it so much!
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  • Mallory
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 2017 Spring

Comparing Cultures Across Europe! 04/05/17

Since moving to Italy about 70 days ago, I have immersed myself into a totally new culture. And not one that’s somewhat similar to the United States. I mean, don’t get me wrong, there are similarities between the two but when looking at the cultures as a whole, they are very different. Living in Italy […]

I don't think I will ever get tired of the sunset view from my bedroom!
Just one of the many Amsterdam canals!
And to my right, you will see one of the many bikes I was almost hit by!
If you ever go to Prague, make sure to stop by the Lennon wall! It's super cool!
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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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  • 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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  • 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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