55 Times I Lived and Learned Throughout Europe

Study abroad is a hard concept to define. It’s a personal journey of growth and a magical 4 months, but being truly immersed in another culture teaches you more than any textbook, museum or travel guide ever could. I had my fair share of trial and error while traveling in Italy and throughout the rest of Europe. Most of the time, it resulted in a … Continue reading 55 Times I Lived and Learned Throughout Europe

Cinque Terre in Five Photos

Cinque Terre, meaning five lands, is a coastal area on the Northern coast of the Italian Riviera. Consisting of five towns, Cinque Terre is the Pinterest perfect location of rocky shorelines, colorful houses and la dolce vita. On a rainy April day, that eventually turned into a sunny one, Melissa, her family, their family friends, and I, took a train from Florence to La Spezia and a metro … Continue reading Cinque Terre in Five Photos

Fairly, Lovely Verona

Amidst week three of classes, enjoying the almost 60 degree weather and bright blue skies (apologies in advance to all my friends buried in the New England snow), and packing to visit my parents in Rome this weekend, I’ve finally found some time recap my trip to Verona this past weekend. Verona, for those who don’t know, is the setting of William Shakespeare’s play Romeo … Continue reading Fairly, Lovely Verona

LOVEnice

Blue lagoon water filled with gondoliers rowing their passengers through winding island canal ways is both the picture perfect and realistic representation of Venice, Italy. After waking up at 7 AM, Melissa, and I along with our friends Anna, Francesca, Grace and Hollie boarded a bus for our three and a half hour long ride to Venice. We passed through the northern region of Italy, … Continue reading LOVEnice

The Study in Studying Abroad

This past Saturday was my first official day truly exploring the city. Melissa and I, armed with our Nikon’s, headed out into the winding streets of Florence to visit some touristy areas, but also just to spend the afternoon wandering with no set destination. We walked along the Arno River through the Ponte Vecchio, which is the most famous bridge known for its jewelry stores … Continue reading The Study in Studying Abroad

The Start of New Beginnings

Calling Florence home is like living inside a museum. Everywhere I turn there’s a beautiful terrace with flowers growing through the railings, a 12th century church with exquisite architecture or picturesque building facades. It seems as everything should have a velvet rope in front of it with a sign reading do not touch and that walking past the Duomo on the way to school should … Continue reading The Start of New Beginnings