A Trip to the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

By Cassandra Pintro, FFE 2015-16

Today I went on a little field trip with my introduction to fashion class to… wait for it… THE FERRAGAMO MUSEO in Florence. The museum is located directly below the store in the Ferragamo palace. We enter and the first thing you see are all the walls of shoes and more shoes from top to bottom. They’re from the feet of royals, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe to today’s Angelina Jolie and Michael Jordan.

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Why You Should Study Abroad

By Jackie Gruber, FFE 2015-16

Studying abroad has changed drastically within the last few years – what used to be considered uncommon is now the latest trend. According to National Association of Student Advisors, the number of students studying abroad per academic year grew 5.2%,  from 289,408 students to 304, 467 students. Marist College offers numerous opportunities for all their students to explore living in another country and enhance their global knowledge.

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Finding Nature in Florence

By Sarah Noel Rodriguez, MA 2015-16

Within the city center, it is obvious that there is a lack of trees and nature beyond the flower stands or arrangements on balconies. Springtime is upon us: many flowers are in bloom, grass is becoming greener, and the air is getting warmer. Is there anything better or more relaxing than walking through a beautiful garden, seeing and smelling the flowers, and feeling the sunshine?

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Managing Anxiety While Traveling

By Jordan Wimby, BA 2015-19

As we all know by now, Europe has recently become a hotspot for terrorist threats and attacks. As a study abroad student, one of our main goals is to visit as many places as possible while they are so accessible and affordable. We want to experience as much as we can before our time runs out. The issue now becomes how can we, as students, continue traveling without constant anxiety. It is extremely hard, but I find that it is very possible.

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