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A Dangerously Sweet Chocolate Festival in Florence

A Dangerously Sweet Chocolate Festival in Florence

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The pension where we students live provides breakfast and lunch, but not dinner, so most nights we eat at typical three course Italian meal at a restaurant; pasta, meat and a dessert. After inhaling such a large meal, we usually stroll around Florence. Last week we stumbled upon the famous Chocolate Festival in Piazza della […]

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Weekend in the Tuscan hills

Weekend in the Tuscan hills

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  By: Annalyse, College Correspondent in Italy Studying (Sometimes) For my second weekend in Firenze, my friends and I decided we wanted to have a truly Italian experience, so we rented a car. We rented a mini compact car from Eurocar, for 70 Euro for a day full of adventures. When split between five people, it […]

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Florence’s Sweet Spots and Italian Men

Florence’s Sweet Spots and Italian Men

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The hardest part about your first few days in a foreign country is trying to balance your need for rest after a long week with your need to absorb anything and everything all at once. It’s kind of like trying to soak up the culture through osmosis while running erratically from one spot to the […]

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First hour, first day in Europe at the Frankfurt Airport

First hour, first day in Europe at the Frankfurt Airport

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The two weeks before my departure were a whirlwind of activity and emotions: stress, excitement, anxiety, parties, sad goodbyes, painful packing and uncomfortable unpacking.   Great. I can order a beer at age 20 here. My jet lag remedy. I’ve heard some people drink a cold beer in a hot shower to minimize the agonizing […]

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Italy pre-trip anxiety calmed by movies and books

Italy pre-trip anxiety calmed by movies and books

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From Student Foreign Correspondent Annalyse. After running around furiously for the past few days, packing, saying goodbyes and re-packing, I’ve finally realized how nervous I am about spending five months in Italy. How am I going to communicate? I do not know more then five words in Italian, yet I am going to be living […]

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Blog & Packing Tips From College Co-Ed Study Abroad‏

Blog & Packing Tips From College Co-Ed Study Abroad‏

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Annalyse, a college student from Los Angeles is studying abroad in Florence, Italy. She shares tips, trips and tales from Europe: Although I do not want to have a bulging, heavy carry on bag, I can hear my father’s word seared into my memory, “Be sure to have a change of clothing, underwear and all […]

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Semester Abroad – 30 Days ‘Til Departure

Semester Abroad – 30 Days ‘Til Departure

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Annalyse, a college student from Los Angeles is studying abroad in Florence, Italy. She shares tips, trips and tales from Europe. Why do I have my best ideas and worst worries seconds before I fall into a deep sleep?  Last night as I was tossing and turning I wondered: How am I going to keep […]

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