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florence pandemic
Written by Rebecca Barsiola, one of our Product Managers detailing her experience in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic.   How The Pandemic Changed My Life In Florence For Better or Worse   It’s March 2021, a beautifully sunny yet chilly March. I’ve just moved into my new apartment in Florence with a friend that I...
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rome covid-19
Written by our Head of Marketing detailing her experience living and working in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thinking back to this time last year, it’s hard to believe that almost 12 months have gone by since Italy first went into lockdown due to COVID-19. While everybody’s experience has been different (but also pretty similar...
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Studying abroad soon? We bet you’ve got a million questions like where to travel, how to get there, what to pack, and so much more. We’ve got answers all over the blog, but don’t just take it from us--why not let current study abroad students tell you everything you need to know?
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Written By Madison Krigbaum  When I think about the fact that college students used to spend a semester in Europe before the invention of smartphones…my mind is blown.  During my four months abroad, I spent more time on my smartphone than I did on my hair (which is saying something).  There were a few times...
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safe travel, students abroad, travel tips, safety tips, barcelona, spain, florence, rome, amsterdam, paris, berlin, prague, madrid, italy, paris, london, college students safety
You’ve been lectured, re-lectured, then lectured again for good measure endlessly by parents, professors, and loved ones about safety while abroad, but how much does this wisdom really sink in when your thoughts stray to all the fun you have to look forward to? But take it from someone who has witnessed at least some...
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There’s something really special about the first weekend of Oktoberfest. Even though the first keg isn’t tapped and the tents don’t start pouring steins until after noon on Saturday, this is the weekend that Munich truly comes alive. Plus, this is the weekend where you can have your cake, err—stein—and drink it too!
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"Make sure you do everything you can before it’s over. Make sure that you make the best of your time here, whatever that means for you."
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By Katie Sanford I have always been the person to watch videos of base jumpers, skydivers, hang gliders, etc. with the urge to follow in their steps. I could watch videos for hours and quickly add each adventure to my endless bucket list. However, like many people, as exciting as these activities seemed, they also...
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By: Courtney “Coco” Martere During your study abroad semester, you’ll most likely be spending more time at the local coffee shops than in class buildings. The beauty of studying in Florence is that the entire city becomes your open-air classroom, a real-life history book, and a personal workspace. In place of a standard campus, Lorenzo...
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By Elizabeth Norton You did it. You lived in a foreign country. You knew all the secret spots and all the best restaurants and could (for the most part) communicate in your heavy, broken accent. You pushed through the first awkward days of getting lost in the streets, fumbling with the new currency, and probably...
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By: Daniella Rutigliano Bonjour! You’ve made it to France and your adventure is just beginning. You’re visiting all these amazing places and taking all these incredible pictures, but you can’t think of a caption to go with your insta pic. Stress no more because we’ve got you covered with these 20 merveilleuse insta captions! And...
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By Yasi Agah / Originally posted on yasiagah.wixsite.com/ladolcevita The day is coming. Studying abroad will undoubtedly be coming to an end…I remember having no idea how to feel. I’ve was totally numb in the days of the early birds who flew back home to the states before me. I watched them go one by one,...
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