By: Tahiti Beaupre, FFE 2016-2017
College is filled with all-nighters and busy days, leaving little room for exercise. Now add on some Italian pizza and gelato – it almost seems impossible not to gain those extra 15 pounds!
For those of you looking to keep fit this semester or year abroad, here are 5 ways to keep active while in Florence. Continue reading “Staying Active in Florence”
By: Jillian McCarthy, FFE, 2016-17
Over the course of an eight week winter break I had the amazing opportunity to travel to former Soviet satellite countries – Ukraine, Czech Republic, and Hungary. Continue reading “Kiev, Prague, and Budapest”
By: Jean Hinkley, MA 2017
There are few things in life better than a good sandwich. Whether you are looking for a lunch break from classes or from walking around the city all day, these sandwiches are sure to fill you up and make your taste buds smile. In these low-key environments, ordering food is also a great way to learn the Italian language.
Continue reading “Best Sandwich Shops in Florence”
By: Aimelie Moen, BA, 2014-18
Go beyond the West and explore the explosive past of Eastern Europe with a simple change of trains. On a midnight train leaving from Milano Centrale, hop onto a sleeping coach as the train pulls away from the some ancient Roman history and heads into the center of Europe. Continue reading “Eastward Bound: Midnight Trains to Budapest”
By: Jenny Durfey, BA, 2014-2017
Moving to Italy two years ago was an exciting and daunting prospect. One of my main worries or curiosities was where I would be living. I remember searching on Italian realtor websites to try and piece together some idea of what apartments in Italy actually looked like. Continue reading “Italian Apartments”
By Jillian McCarthy, FFE, 2016-17
The streets of Florence have many interesting names. Most of them happen to be derived from Florence’s rich cultural history.
Continue reading “The Streets of Florence”
By: Tahiti Beaupre, FFE, 2016-17
Planning on studying in Florence and have no previous experience with Italian? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here are a few basic words and phrases that will help you fit right in!
Continue reading “Essential Italian Phrases”