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  • Taylor
  • Iowa State University
  • Spring 2019

Where to go, what to do 03/25/19

Planning trips while abroad can be quite overwhelming.  The two things I normally lock down first are transportation, usually planes or trains, and then housing, either Airbnbs or hostels.  These reservations usually take place a few weeks before a trip – the sooner the cheaper (normally).  But the planning doesn’t stop there!  I strongly recommend […]

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  • Angie
  • Furman University
  • 2019 Spring

Week in PDG! 03/14/19

Sixth Week: March 1, 2019 Hello everyone! Instead of traveling this weekend, I stayed in Paderno. So, for this week’s blog, I’m going to focus completely on what life is like here in Paderno. CLASSES Here in Paderno, students take four to five classes. I am currently taking four. The first class begins at 8:45 […]

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  • Hayley
  • University of Iowa
  • Spring 2019

Week 6 Thoughts and Tips 03/05/19

Ciao! Week 6 at CIMBA has commenced! I am approaching the half way mark of the program. As I reminisce over the past 5 weeks, I am grateful for many reasons but here are a couple reasons: With any college semester, knowing half of the course work is completed is a rewarding feeling. There is […]

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  • Angie
  • Furman University
  • 2019 Spring

Milano on my Own! 02/28/19

Fifth Week: February 22, 2019 Another busy week, and we’re almost halfway done with the semester! It’s crazy how fast time flies here. In this past week, I have visited Milan, Verona, and Asolo. CLASSES Since this semester if relatively short and each class has tests and quizzes, it’s common for those tests/quizzes to fall […]

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  • Angie
  • Furman University
  • 2019 Spring

Change of Pace! 02/27/19

Fourth Week: February 15, 2019 LAST WEEKEND This past weekend, I went to Barcelona. Barcelona was an awesome experience. There is so much activity, so much to do. I recommend going to the beach, the Gothic Quarter, and Park Güell. THIS WEEK I can’t believe it is already my fourth week at CIMBA-only a couple […]

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  • Taylor
  • Iowa State University
  • Spring 2019

Must Have Travel Apps 02/26/19

During my first three weeks here at CIMBA, there are certain apps that I have relied on each day.  And a few others that are great for traveling!  They make communication and planning so much easier.  Here are my top 5 apps for going abroad, especially as a student. Venmo  I honestly don’t know how […]

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  • Angie
  • Furman University
  • 2019 Spring

Rainy Venice and Slow Weeks! 02/21/19

Third Week: February 8, 2019 Ciao! This past week has been pretty calm for me. I’ve just been going to all my classes, drinking a lot of coffee, running around Paderno, and eating a lot of pasta. Just another week in Italy! TRIP TO VENICE Last weekend, a few of my friends and I went […]

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  • Hayley
  • University of Iowa
  • Spring 2019

Gluten Free in Europe! 02/19/19

I always knew I wanted to study abroad. After hearing about CIMBA freshman year, I specifically planned my college course work to match the program’s spring class offerings. After being accepted to the program, I began preparing for my trip to Italy, the land of pasta, bread, and pastries. One issue, I have a gluten […]

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  • Angie
  • Furman University
  • 2019 Spring

First of Many Adventures! 02/12/19

Second Week: February 1, 2019 Hello again! I have now been in Italy for about two weeks, and everything is starting to become slightly more normal. A lot has happened since I posted last, so let’s go through it all! FIRST TRAVEL DESTINATION This past weekend, many of us took a bus to Bassano del […]

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  • Hayley
  • University of Iowa
  • Spring 2019

Week 3- Hitting the Books! 02/11/19

Hello from Paderno! Finally, for this third week here, my fellow CIMBA peers and I will be experiencing our first normal class schedule since everyone has completed the LIFE program, KT training, and the DaVinci Challenge. This past weekend was not considered a “travel weekend,” but many of us traveled to nearby Italian cities because […]

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