Tag Result For: advice

  • 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 […]

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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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  • Sydney
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2017 Spring

B-School Bon Voyage: Why Every Business Student Should Study Abroad 02/22/17

As a diehard Hawkeye, I was truly bothered by the idea of missing out on my second semester of my junior year. Having only three semesters left in the heaven known as Iowa (yes, I just made a Field of Dreams reference), I had no interest in cutting it short. This isn’t to say that […]

One of the coolest moments of my life: climbing 551 steps to the top of St. Peter's Basilica
Posing for a picture by one of Amsterdam's many canals with my smiling, frozen, travel buddies
CIMBA's Tippie College of  Business students looking glamorous for our first gourmet dinner
Flying into a new city at night is my favorite part of the plane ride
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  • Mallory
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 2017 Spring

Navigating the Italian Culture 02/21/17

After spending a little over a month in Italy, I have learned a few things about the cultural norms here. At first I found some of them annoying but now I am gaining a better understanding of why Italians do what they do and how I can better submerge myself into the Italian culture.   […]

Eating Gelato with a foggy view of Mount Grappa!
Me in front of one of the many fountains in Rome, Italy!
Watching the chef make pasta during the pasta making EWAP!
After the chef cut the pasta into the strips!
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  • Megan
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Summer

What I Learned through CIMBA and Being Abroad 06/27/16

Where to start? I learned something new every single day while being abroad. CIMBA is a program that encourages you to experience new things and learn from both success and failure. The major aspects the program and being abroad taught me was how to finance myself, embrace change, interact with people from different backgrounds, and remain […]

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  • Megan
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Summer

Italy Surprises! 5 Common Things You Weren’t Expecting on Your Trip to Italy 06/14/16

The large majority of Americans are not accustomed to European lifestyles. For me, it took around two weeks to finally grasp the common ins and outs of daily Italian life. My frequent comment of, “I was not expecting that”, quickly became, “It’s an Italian thing”,  as I continuously ran into the following five Italian norms: 1. Bathrooms […]

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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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  • Samantha
  • University of Minnesota
  • 2016 Summer

My Top 3 Favorite Spots on the CIMBA Campus 05/20/16

As I walked off the bus onto the CIMBA campus, I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of excitement. The last time I had been out of the country, it was to Israel for a 10-day journey. However, Italy is a different story. I am lucky enough to call this campus and country my home […]

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