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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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The First 48

Not in Kansas Anymore   It took me a second to realize that I was indeed waking up in Florence and I wasn’t still dreaming. We had a walking tour scheduled at 10 am in front of the Duomo. I tried to hide the earpiece behind my hair to avoid looking ...

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Up, Up, and Away

Ever since I was accepted into the International Studies Abroad (ISA) Florence Fall 13 program, I had my doubts about this dream becoming reality. The enrollment process and Visa application was incredibly tedious. I thought that I may never be allowed into Italy. In that case, my mom and I ...

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Prepare for Takeoff

I’ve worked six different jobs this summer to help finance my fun in Florence. Though for my last day in the States, I took time off to spend time with my family. However, most of my day was focused on packing. The challenge: fitting four months into one suitcase. How ...

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