Grüβe aus Oktoberfest!

By: Jessica Nattrass, MA, 2018 Almost everyone has heard about Oktoberfest, the festival designed for wearing Lederhosen or a Dirndl and drinking buckets of beer. While traditional costumes and beer can be found in abundance, Oktoberfest is much more than that. Last weekend, a couple of my roommates and I travelled to Munich to experience the madness that is Oktoberfest. We had an interesting journey … Continue reading Grüβe aus Oktoberfest!

“The Cleaner”: Marina Abramovic’s Retrospective Exhibition Opening

By: Marissa Acey, MA, 2018 If you were near Piazza Strozzi last Thursday evening, you probably saw the throngs of people amassing upon the doors of the Odeon Cinema. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss the memo for a free pizza party, though for the people that attended, the event was just as great as free food! Thursday September 20th marked the day that Marina Abramovic … Continue reading “The Cleaner”: Marina Abramovic’s Retrospective Exhibition Opening

What does a Museum Studies internship entail? Pt. 3

In order to complete the Masters in Museum Studies degree, our students must complete 200 hours of an internship for academic credit. In the past, these internships have ranged from institutions located in Europe to North America, in areas of interest including history, art, photography, science, and local history.

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What does a Museum Studies internship entail? Part 2.

In order to complete the Masters in Museum Studies degree, our students must complete 200 hours of an internship for academic credit. In the past, these internships have ranged from institutions located in Europe to North America, in areas of interest including history, art, photography, science, and local history.

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The Best Memories: A year filled with new friends, off the beaten path travel, and the experience of a lifetime

By: Jillian McCarthy, FFE, 2016-17

 This was a tumultuous freshman year filled with many ups downs, and lots of new experiences that have forced me to grow up and become a better person. If you asked me a year ago where I would be today, I would definitely not have said Florence, where I am studying, eating, traveling, and enjoying a new way of life.

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Naples: A Progressive State

By: Petia Stoykova, BA, 2014-2018

Naples, a city with a strong reputation among Italians and greater curiosity to visitors, this destination is very popular among all travel lists, as the city develops and focuses on cultural awareness. The BA students were able to experience the Napolitano culture through local eyes. Arriving into the city with fresh but groggy eyes after an early morning train ride, we were looking forward to experience the new Naples over our extended weekend. Continue reading “Naples: A Progressive State”