Eastward Bound: Midnight Trains to Budapest

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”

Na zdravje, Ljubljana! A Weekend in the Capital City of Slovenia


We begrudgingly stepped foot onto our bus outside of Piazza Adua in Firenze, tired already from the short walk from our apartment to our meeting point and hoping, quite simply, to pass out on the ride over and awaken refreshed and with renewed vigor for our weekend away. No one really knew where we were going—Ljubljana? Slovenia? Where is that? How is that even said? 

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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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The Geography of Friuli Venezia Giulia

By Meredith Pollock, MA 2015-16

The next region in our tour of the geography of Italy is Friuli Venezia Giulia. It is the easternmost region of northern Italy and borders Slovenia to the east and Austria to the north. It is composed of a small part of the historical region of Venezia Giulia and the historical-geographical region of Friuli. Famous for its winter sports and white wine, Friuli Venezia Giulia is a popular and beautiful tourist destination.

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