Planning Ahead

Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of assignments and studying that comes with the last month of the semester? Here are a few tips to help you plan ahead, organize your priorities, and alleviate some stress. Make note of when all major assignments are due and when final exams are scheduled and put them somewhere you will see them every day such as the front door or … Continue reading Planning Ahead

FFE Freshman Seminar Excursion

FFE Freshman Seminar Excursion: Friday November 15th-Sunday November 17th This semester Marist Italy offered the students of its FFE program a unique First Year Seminar excursion to Rome. The trip was centered on Professor Richard Lewis’ first year seminar course “Young Michelangelo’s Florence” and was designed to provide students with insight into the post-Florence experiences of Michelangelo as well as his influences on future artists. In addition … Continue reading FFE Freshman Seminar Excursion

Reunited and It Feels So Good!

by Patrick T Tobin, Marist Italy FFE 2013-14 “Reunited and it feels so good,” rang in my head the entirety of the weekend. This was the weekend that every member of First Year Seminar would travel to the Eternal City. This was the weekend that every FFE had waited for. This was the weekend that would reunite every single member of the Freshman Florence Experience. The … Continue reading Reunited and It Feels So Good!

La Città Eterna, the Eternal City, Rome

by Gloria Ibanez, Marist Italy FFE 2013-14 My roommates and I tried to watch The Lizzie McGuire Movie the night before we left, but after packing we were too tired to stay up, especially knowing we had to get up early in the morning. I was excited to go to Rome because we had spent a lot of time in my Art History class discussing … Continue reading La Città Eterna, the Eternal City, Rome

La Settimana del Baratto

by Jennifer McLain Marist Italy Staff Member One of the most consistent pieces of feedback we hear from Marist students in Florence, Italy is how ideal the location is for traveling in and outside the country.  Inexpensive flights are abundant and relatively easy, and best of all, Italy is a part of La Settimana del Baratto initiative, now in its fifth year. The word “baratto” … Continue reading La Settimana del Baratto