Week 2
Jul01

Week 2

Our group event for Tuesday consisted of a tour of a vineyard in Chianti, about a 40 minute bus ride from Florence. Never have I gotten car sick in my life, but going through half the drive on bumpy, dirt roads and facing the opposite direction really took a toll on my stomach so of course I threw up behind a bush less than two minutes after we got off the bus. I was feeling a bit nauseous but when the wine tour began and we went deep...

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How I Came to Be in Ireland
Jul01

How I Came to Be in Ireland

Up to this point in my life as a second year college student, I had never left the United States and had only been on an airplane once. I am not normally the adventurous type, and therefore, my decision to decide to leave for Ireland was borderline out of character though it was one of the best decisions I have ever made if the past two weeks are any indication. What drove me to go in the first place was a flyer that advertised a film...

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Where To Go When There’s No “Ferg-bucks” in Madrid
Jul01

Where To Go When There’s No “Ferg-bucks” in Madrid

During my month-long study abroad program in Madrid, Spain, I have fallen in love with the Spanish capital. I love the trees along the narrow streets. I love the old, classic-European buildings. I love the modern skyscrapers. I love the concept of the afternoon siesta -a midday break when all of the stores close and everyone takes a nap. I love the friendly “Hola, Buenos” greeting I receive every morning as I leave the residence on...

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