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Cinque Terre

Five Islands 8am sharp, the ISA students boarded two buses en route to Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre, meaning “five islands”, rests on the Eastern coast of Italy. We stayed in Levanto at Hotel Dora, only a short block from the beach. A group of us girls ate near the main square ...

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Venice

White Girl on the Run Dazed and confused, Kenzie wakes me up to ask when my bus leaves for Venice.  Me: “9, what time is it?” Kenzie: “8:45”   ….   Me: “S***!”   Panicking, shouting, and throwing on clothes, I asked Kenzie to message the trip leader, Tiernan, for ...

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Stressed Have you ever woken up with a sense of sadness? When my alarm rang, I felt a pain of remorse and treated myself to a donut before class.    It could have been the Concerta, it could have been the espresso, but during philosophy I became overwhelmed with concern ...

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SATC Goes To Florence

#moregelatoforjenny During Public Relations Strategies, I daydreamed about my possible careers. I am driven and ambitious, but completely lost as of where to start my adult life. After class, Gabbi, Sam and I checked out Swan Gym for a free day pass promoted by Bus2alps. With an ample amount of ...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I Learned To Make a Crepe, So my life is Complete In Food, Culture, and Society, we whipped up “Crespelle Alla Fiorentina”, crepes Florentine style. Our crepes tasted like bland omelets, but so much better. I cannot wait to whip up a batch to fill with Nutella and share among ...

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Western Philosophy Xavier University’s Jesuit core curriculum requires 12 credit hours of Philosophy to graduate. Luckily, the Western Philosophy course offered at FUA is accredited for my core. I have a love hate relationship with philosophy classes, but hearing my Tuscan professor explain the theories of Ancient Greek philosophy, I ...

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Food, Culture, and Society

Off to “Class” I left the apartment 45 minutes early to assure I would find the Apicius Culinary school on time. During my route I dodged delivery tucks, resisted temptations from opening bakeries, and watched vendors set up lots. I don’t think I’ll mind this 20 minute commute. Food, Culture, ...

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Mostly Food Thoughts

Celebrating Labor Day   Classes officially started at FUA but Kenzie and I are lucky enough to have Mondays off. After six days of travel, orientation, and gelato, I was psyched to check out the school gym. Unfortunaly, it was very dissapointing. With only six cardio machines, Kenzie and I were ...

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Still Adjusting

More Orientation   Our alarms rang before our 10AM orientation for FUA (Florence University of the Arts). The classrooms hide inside apartment buildings including several outdoor courthouses. How do they expect students to learn in such a beautiful environment?   We received our final schedule: Tuesday: Food, Culture, and Society    ...

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