Tag Result For: travel tips

  • 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.   […]

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  • Adam
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Fall

How To Plan A Travel Weekend 11/15/16

Ciao, I thought planning my travel weekends here would be easy, but then I quickly realized how close I was becoming with some people and that it obviously wasn’t just about where you are, but who you’re with. It gets chaotic and frustrating when planning these weekends, but when you’re there, all the money and […]

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  • Mallory
  • Furman University
  • 2016 Fall

Travel Tips 101: Embrace Your Inner Tourist 11/02/16

Our first travel weekend arrived faster than I was expecting! Time here is really flying by. I was lucky enough to be able to spend the long weekend traveling to Venice and Florence with Emma and her grandparents. We met her grandparents at the airport on Saturday morning when they arrived and our weekend chalked full […]

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  • Adam
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Fall

Traveling in Europe: Planes, Trains, and Automobili 10/17/16

Ciao, Before I touch on traveling so far during the semester, just a few things to talk about.  Firstly, you know those formal dinners that CIMBA tells you about? Bring an appetite! I made a little mistake of grazing my way through the hors d’oeuvres and by graze, I mean I treated it like my last […]

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  • Mallory
  • Furman University
  • 2016 Fall

5 Tips for Surviving Train Travel in Italy 10/10/16

This past weekend we had the opportunity to get off campus for the first time on our own! After much contemplation, myself and three friends, Emma, Alex and Zach, decided to spend the weekend in Milan. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into but we booked train tickets and an Airbnb and […]

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  • Adam
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Fall

Study Abroad 101: Final Thoughts Before Going Abroad 09/12/16

Buongiorno! (That pretty much exhausts my Italian.) My name is Adam and I’m ecstatic about studying abroad in Italy! It’s always been an appealing country to me (and my stomach). The culture, history, scenery, etc. are just some of the things that I’m excited to explore. I’ve heard great things about the entire CIMBA program, […]

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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 […]

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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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