Tag Result For: weekend

  • Sam
  • Syracuse University
  • 2017 Summer

How to Get the Most Out of Studying Abroad 06/22/17

Here is some advice for ensuring you get the most out of your experience: Say yes to going somewhere you never thought you would. Germany was not on my radar to visit while studying abroad this summer. The group of friends I made and had been traveling with wanted to go this past weekend so […]

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  • Madison
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Summer 2017

Planning a long travel weekend 06/06/17

Within the summer program, students are given 2 long weekends and 1 short weekend to go and travel wherever we would like. In doing this, it is sometimes hard to decide where you want to go, who to go with, and how to get there. One thing that we struggled with for our first weekend […]

In front of my Favorite building in Florence.
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Probably my 100th gelato of the trip.
The best Calzone I've ever had!
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  • Sam
  • Syracuse University
  • 2017 Summer

7 Weekend Traveling Protips 05/30/17

During my first couple weeks at CIMBA, I have already learned a few things about traveling and have some advice for you: 1. Plan and book as early as possible. It will be cheaper, and there will be more available space at nicer/more convenient trains/planes/buses and hostels/Airbnb’s/hotels. Also, print your ticket early! 2. Pack the […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Elizabeth
  • University of Minnesota
  • 2015 Fall

Embracing My Inner Tourist 10/15/15

“Is there such a thing as a traveler’s high?” is a question that popped out of my mouth as we were wandering around Florence last weekend. While the more technical term may be “wanderlust” (definition: a strong longing for or impulse toward wandering), I know for certain that there is a rush of adrenaline that comes along with […]

The incredible view from Castel San Pietro
Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" at the Uffizi
I'm not the only one stopping to take photos!
Shamelessly posing in the Botticelli gallery
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  • Jacob
  • University of Kansas
  • 2015 Summer

Travel Tips for Students Abroad 06/08/15

After three weekends of traveling I am still far from an expert on getting around Italy, but I have found some things useful that I’ll share for any future CIMBA students looking for advice when they come to study in Paderno del Grappa. Travel Tip #1 Download the app “City Maps 2 Go” made by […]

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  • Katie
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • 2015 Spring

Cinque Terre: My Favorite Place in Italy 04/06/15

Every place I go somehow manages to become my new favorite. Ever since I first stumbled upon photos of colorful houses clinging to cliffs, I have dreamt of visiting the “five lands” of Cinque Terre. The five villages are precariously perched along the rocky coastline of Liguria, Italy. I’m over two months into my travels and I’ve […]

The CIMBA crew in Monterosso al Mare
A perfectly painted sunset in Manarola
The village of Manarola
View from the trail
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