Farewell Florence

As I (sadly) finish up my final days in Florence, I’ve been reflecting on the lessons I’ve learned and the memories I’ve made. Four months ago, as I was finally packing for my semester abroad, I truly had no clue how much I would gain from this experience. When asking past study abroaders for advice, […]

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Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands and located in the providence of Holland, Amsterdam is only a two-hour flight from Florence. With more than five million visitors annually, be sure not to miss out on this amazing city that has a variety to see, do, and eat! As a study abroad student, it is no secret […]

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Meet the Staff: Amy Rose Boyne

Hometown: Aberdeen, Scotland Favorite Place You’ve Travelled: Other than Florence (why I moved here) I would have to say Verona, Italy- very romantic and beautiful. Bucketlist Destination: US Road Trip Why did you come to work for FFF? I came to Florence just to travel and treat myself, and came on holiday in July.  I […]

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Last Minute Luggage

Preparing to head back to the States is a bittersweet moment. Buying souvenirs for loved ones along with something special for yourself to remember your time abroad can be fun-until you begin to pack.  Being ambitious at the beginning of the semester, I came to Florence with only a carry on and one checked bag. […]

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“So Much Roma, So Little Time-a”

“You are living the Lizzie McGuire dream!” followed by singing This is What Dreams Are Made of was all I heard when I told people I’d be studying abroad in Italy. While Florence is a short train ride from Rome, Italy’s capital is a must see during your semester abroad. Being mistaken for a pop […]

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How to Rome in a Day

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t see the major sites of the ancient city in a quick day trip. With a little planning, and help of public transportation, anyone can experience the sights of Rome with only a few trips over cracked pavement. Before You Go: From Florence, the […]

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Meet the Staff: Sydney Zaruba

Sydney Zaruba Hello!  Sydney here! I’m the local blogger/social media guru/ office minion for FlorenceForFun!  Since I can’t really interview myself I’ll list some fun facts about me!  I studied abroad in Florence during the summer of 2015 with the University of Florida college of Journalism.  Easily enough I fell in love with Italy and […]

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Meet the Staff: Riley Stewart

Riley Stewart Number of Countries Visited: 15 College: Kent State- Fashion Merchandising & Finance Hometown: Akron, Ohio Study Abroad Program: Kent State- Spring 2015 Number One Travel Destination: I really like the Amalfi Coast and going to Springfest- it’s a tie between those two. Number One Bucketlist Destination: Uhh…probably Africa, but it’s so hard to […]

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Meet the Staff: Sondra Christenson

Sondra Christenson College: Lesley University Cambridge Massachusetts – Business Hometown: Danvers, Massachusetts Study Abroad: API Spring 2015 Number 1 Travel Destination: Munich, Germany Number One Bucketlist Destination: French Polynesia Why did you decide to Study Abroad in College? My dad was in the navy when he was a teenager, and I would always hear about his […]

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