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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How To Prepare for a Weekend Trip in 8 Quick Steps

You’ve been in Europe now for a few weeks, and are starting to get a hang of this whole school during the week, travel during the weekend thing.  It’s amazing, but it can also be incredibly draining, and the last thing you want to do is pack another suitcase. So how to minimize the effort, […]

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The Best of Moroccan Cuisine

Mint tea Mint tea, the Moroccan drink of choice, is a sign of hospitality and friendship. It is served any time of day and after every meal. Prepared with green tea bags and spearmint leaves, mint tea is quit a refreshing drink. It is also heavily sweetened with sugar chipped off a fresh sugar cone. […]

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Venice Carnevale

Venice Carnevale is the period before the start of Lent, ending on what Americans know as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. Different versions of Carnevale take place all over the world. The festival in Italy is popular for its celebrations and elaborate masks. Celebrate Carnevale in Italy with masquerade balls, parades, fireworks, and entertainment. One […]

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Parisian Foods

Crepes – Crepes can now be found all around the world, but the best ones are found in France. Make it sweet, with nutella and bananas or have a savory ham and cheese version. Either way, crepes are a no fuss snack that you can find on almost any Parisian street. Baguette – Whether you […]

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Getting Settled Abroad

Once the jet lag wears off, it’s time to get settled in your new home. From my experience it is of the utmost importance that you feel comfortable and start off this amazing semester the right way.If you start off organized and prepared, it will help you maintain your sanity in this foreign country. First, explore your […]

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What to Pack For Your Semester Abroad

Most organized and prepared students will have their luggage waiting at the front door 2 weeks before their departure to Italy. Everyone is always so excited that they keep themselves busy by packing anything and everything they can squeeze into a 50 pound duffle bag. What they dont think about is how much of it they probably will […]

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5 Apps to Help you Keep in Touch

Viber Text, call, send photos or videos worldwide over 3G or Wifi for free. Make sure you connect to viber before you get to Italy, because you will need 3G to get the text that verifies your username. The app will then automatically detect which of your contacts has viber allowing you to call and […]

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Budapest Baths

After a morning of exploring the beautiful views that Budapest has to offer, and before a long night of indulging in its famous nightlife filled with awesome pubs of ruin… you must make sure to stop by the thermal baths that will leave you feeling relaxed and ready for the rest of your hungarian adventure. […]

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