Pre-departure experiences
Feb18

Pre-departure experiences

The spring semester of my junior year I went to San Jose Costa Rica. There were many things that went into my decision to study abroad. The main reason I wanted to leave the country is to experience something new. College, in my opinion, is the perfect time to travel abroad because your responsibilities are lower. I can’t think of any other time where you can pack your bags and go to a different country for months. I knew this was a...

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Cinque Terre
Jun18

Cinque Terre

Sunday June 16th, we had an excursion to Cinque Terre with our study abroad program, ISA. I have been so eager for this excursion ever since I first found out about it. We boarded a charter bus early in the morning and made our way towards the coast. The closer we got towards the coast, the bigger the mountains got. The views were endless and it only got better throughout the day. We first arrived in Manarola, where we walked around...

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Initial Thoughts
Jun18

Initial Thoughts

I have been in Italy for approximately four days and I can already state that I am in love with this new culture and environment. At first, I was hesitant to all the new and unfamiliar things that I would encounter coming to a foreign country. As the days progressed I immediately knew that I would be fine, and adapting would be easier than imagined. The atmosphere and lifestyle in Florence, Italy is significantly slower paced than it...

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Roman Around For The First Time.
Jun14

Roman Around For The First Time.

I was ready to embrace my inner Lizzie McGuire. Pasta. Pizza. Museums. Italy, specifically Rome sounded like my cup of tea- or glass of wine! I was so excited getting ready. What will I wear? Something that will be easy to ride a vespa in. What shoes should I bring? Obviously something cute! Definitely packing my hair curler so my hair looks great in pictures. I’m glad my mom was there to help take some things out of my 50 pound...

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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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How Study Abroad Has Changed Me
May22

How Study Abroad Has Changed Me

Now that my study abroad has come to an end, I decided to reflect on my time in Sydney, Australia. I didn’t realize how much studying abroad was slowly changing me. Looking back, I now feel that I have become so much more independent. While I did live on my own at college, my parents were still only a short four hour drive away. Anything I needed, I would always turn to them, especially my mom. However, suddenly, I was then a half a...

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