(sorta) Alla Mezza
Jul02

(sorta) Alla Mezza

I planned to pop back in at the half way point in the semester to write…but things got a little busy! So, this is my mid semester check-in, and it is coming at a time that ironically feels the most like “school” as I know it since I’ve gotten here. We are right in the middle of our exam session right now, so the last few weeks have been constant studying. Because of this, we had to pause traveling for a little...

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First Impressions of Prague
Jun26

First Impressions of Prague

            With this being my first time leaving the United States, I didn’t know what to expect of the Czech Republic. I watched several videos and did my research, but at the end of the day, there is nothing quite like being here and experiencing things for yourself. In my short time of being here, I have had the opportunity to explore and fully immerse myself here in Prague....

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To Madrid…and Beyond!
Jun19

To Madrid…and Beyond!

Lisbon. Barcelona. Sevilla. Rome. Budapest. Morocco. What do all of these places have in common? I’ve been there! It was always my dream to study abroad as an attempt to quench my thirst for travel, and I chose Madrid to be my home base for the semester, a place to call home. I have my favorite coffee shop, I know where the best restaurants are, and I’ve claimed a studying tree at the local park. But one of the best parts...

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First Impressions of Dublin, Ireland
Jun08

First Impressions of Dublin, Ireland

My name is Matt Delfino and this spring, I am studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland! I arrived in Dublin just last week and so far, I am really enjoying my time here. I am attending University College Dublin this spring in the Lochlann Quinn School of Business, taking classes in Finance and MIS. As I continue to get settled in here, I’ve been reflecting on how I came to study abroad. Originally, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to...

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Returning Home
Jun05

Returning Home

Returning back to the states was definitely a weird feeling. Since I had never left the US before I didn’t know what it would be like coming back. I was afraid that returning home everything I used to like, I wouldn’t, and my world would be turned upside down. Getting back into the states ended up not being all that exciting after getting off the plane because I learned about customs, a nightmare. After two hours of waiting in line...

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Life in Budapest
Jun04

Life in Budapest

Being abroad has been more amazing than I ever could have imagined. I knew it would be a great experience but since I went into it with an open mind adjusting has been really easy. My first few weeks over here traveled but now I have had time to explore Budapest and it’s been amazing. You can really see the impacts of communism on the people which is very different from home, but the city is beautiful, and people are nice. Communism...

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