Tag Result For: campus life

  • 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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  • Adam
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Fall

How to Adjust to the Italian Way of Life 10/03/16

Ciao, If I was truly adjusted to the Italian way of life, this third week’s post would be up being posted during week five. The Italians have a very different way of viewing time and sense of urgency than Americans. You’re in for a treat, because it’s story time: A friend and I took a trip to […]

A castle fit for the Godfather
One of the local Tabacchi's (convenience stores), only a minute away
One of the many great outdoor sport courts
Some of us enjoyed a sunny day in Padova
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  • Mikaela
  • University of Minnesota
  • 2016 Spring

Hiking Monte Grappa: The #1 Activity You Can’t Miss in Paderno del Grappa 04/05/16

I recently I had one of the best experiences of my life hiking Monte Grappa, the mountain towering over campus and the beautiful view from my window. In a heartbeat, I would encourage anybody to take the hike up and down Monte Grappa. The beautiful views and feels brought chills to my arms and elevated my […]

Ruins on Monte Grappa
Our hike (slide) down
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  • Emily
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2016 Spring

What I Know Now: Italy Edition 03/23/16

Ciao, again!  Don’t get me wrong, integrating into a new culture and learning to adapt to new way of doing things is exciting, entertaining, and provides valuable learning experiences. With that said, there are definitely some things I wish I would have known before departing on my semester abroad. I’ve tried my hardest along the […]

Italian Fruit
Venturing to the town over's Sunday market provides for plenty of good-eats.
With spring finally here, all the outdoor patios are open and in full swing. Nothing like enjoying a cappuccino on the cobblestone streets of Italy.
Padova, Italy
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  • Emily
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2016 Spring

5 Reasons Studying Abroad Makes Me a Better Job Prospective 03/14/16

Not only is studying abroad great for personal growth, adventure, and new learning experiences, it also makes you more attractive to employers! With summer internships to be found, and “real life jobs” right around the corner, this is definitely something I think all college students can relate to. Although the list could go on forever, […]

Adapting to Italy means learning to embrace the mid-day siesta times, language barriers, and different mannerisms. Oh yeah-and gelato early and often!
Our Tuscan tour guide was one of the sweetest people ever! She was a native Italian, and taught us lots about the culture and deep-rooted traditions of Italy.
Angela has become the queen of making morning espresso! We quickly adapted to this Italian way of life!
While traveling is my favorite part of being abroad, your sense of responsibility and dependence is definitely put to the test!
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  • Kevin
  • Clemson University
  • 2016 Spring

What Actually Happens When You Study Abroad? 02/26/16

I am now over one month into my study abroad experience…wow…..I still can’t believe that I have been here for a month! I think I say this in each of my blog posts but time is really flying because I feel like I just got here. Anyway, in a month one thing definitely hasn’t changed […]

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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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  • Alicia
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Spring

What to Expect: Surviving the First Week Abroad 01/28/16

Ciao from Paderno del Grappa! To start with a cliché- I would say that the first week in Italy was, in summary, not what I was expecting. Most surprising was, when we first arrived, I didn’t really feel like I was in Italy. For months I had thought that the moment I stepped off the […]

First weekend in Italy!
Basically every alley looks like it belongs on the front of a post card.     :-)
While the taste is exceptional, there is something to be said for a huge hot mug of coffee.
Outside my window CIMBA 1
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  • Emily
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2016 Spring

The Path Less Traveled (By My Home University) 01/27/16

Ciao from Italy! It’s been a little over a week in beautiful Paderno Del Grappa and I feel as though I’m slowly but surely getting the hang of things! For my first blog post here, I thought I would talk about something that has had a major impact on my study abroad experience so far—choosing […]

We went as a group to the nearby town of Bassano to enjoy some shopping and food!
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Enjoying some dinner at a nearby campus Pizzeria!
Our first ever Italian Futbol game!
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