Tag Result For: Adventure

  • 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 […]

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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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  • Katie
  • The University of Iowa
  • 2016 Summer

“If You Give a Girl a Passport…” – Advice for the First Time International Traveler 05/18/16

Overflowing airports, tedious security systems, strangers running wild for the gate that they should have been at an hour ago – these are just some of the common, unsettling sights of traveling. If flying isn’t nerve wracking enough, then international traveling most definitely is enough to put you over the edge, especially if you’re a […]

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  • Emily
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2016 Spring

Eating London: Food Tour Time! 05/03/16

Everyone knows the best way to see a city and actually understand what you’re seeing is by going on a guided tour. While tours are informative and educational, everyone also knows that they can be boring. And hot. And long. And you get hungry. And your feet start to hurt.  So, how to get the […]

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  • Emily
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2016 Spring

Looking at the World Through A New Lens: Reflections on Study Abroad 04/20/16

I actually cannot believe my time abroad has come to a close. It seems like just yesterday I was packing up my bags thinking of what to write about for my first CIMBA blog—how far we’ve come! Looking back, it’s hard to think of words to sum up the experience as a whole. I learned […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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  • Emily
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2016 Spring

The Importance of Embracing Uncertainty While Living Abroad 02/11/16

Ciao Ciao!  I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a big fan of a scheduled routine. At home my days are constructed based off my to-do list, so there’s not much uncertainty in my everyday life! As you can probably guess, this is NOT the case while studying abroad. Unfamiliar situations arise daily, and there’s […]

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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 […]

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  • Phillip
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2015 Fall

An Adventurer’s Guide to the Dolomite Mountains: Hiking Mount Grappa 12/09/15

It was cold day in November and there was a heavy fog surrounding the mountain. Lauren Anderson and I decided that this would be the day that we would finally conquer the mountain we had been staring at for the past two months. We didn’t have any transportation set up so Dr. Al, the director […]

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