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5 Ways to Fail Your Study Abroad in Florence

1) Never leave your apartment So studying abroad is harder than you expected. Navigating the streets, the language and the rain is exhausting. It’s better to just stay inside, right? Looking back on my study abroad experience, I’m shocked at how … Continue reading

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Study Abroad in Italy: Florence vs Milan

In 2010 I moved to Florence, Italy for a semester abroad. That is how it all started for me. Five years later I’m back, celebrating my two year anniversary with Italy and gearing up for my two year anniversary with my Italian … Continue reading

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Cuba Libre, or What a Cocktail Has to Do With Freedom

I turned from my friends, took one step, and immediately forgot the Italian name of the drink I wanted. It was my second month in Italy, but only my first month openly drinking. Like most American college students, I drank much … Continue reading

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Florence in Eight Hours

I studied in Florence for 4.5 months. It was 4.5 months of Italian language classes, mostly one-on-one. 4.5 months of living in another country, another city, learning the ins and outs of Europe and Italy and how it all works. … Continue reading

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My Parents Visit, in Numbers

6: months since I’d seen my parents last 13: hours of travel 1: layover 4,428: approximate miles flown (3,845.7 nautical miles) 4: people in one apartment 1: bedroom in said apartment 592: square footage of the apartment 12: approximate amount of lemonade … Continue reading

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