Study abroad in Florence, Italy – Abroad101.com Cool Program of the Week!

The Cool Program of the Week is Benedictine College Semester Program in Florence.  There are a lot of programs that operate in Florence, lots of Americans there too.  Benedictine College - ItalyWhat seems to attract students to this program is using Florence as a grand laboratory to experience: 

“Beauty in art, nature and relationships

Fellowship while living together

Discovery while living near the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance”

One of the  latest reviews include “I have friends who did not do a semester abroad for one reason or another and they all have regretted it.”

The Program uses the city of Florence and its surroundings as a grand laboratory. The courses offered draw on the enormous literary and artistic heritage of the city of Florence, widely considered to be the cradle of Italian culture.

To find out more about this program, read returning student reviews and learn more or apply, please visit:

https://www.studyabroad101.com/programs/benedictine-college-florence-semester-program-in-florence-italy

Study abroad in Italy! – Abroad101 Cool Program of the Week

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Our Cool Program of the Week is an art school in Florence that isn’t just about Americans and isn’t just about university students.  It’s a diverse mix of artists in an open classroom philosophy creating a powerful learning environment where students have the chance to learn, create, and design outside of the classroom, experiencing Italy and its charm up close. From visiting museums, to the Venice Biennale art show, to Fashion exhibits, our students are exposed to real-world events in a city defined by Art.  Cool!

Italy-Santa Reparata reviewSRISA is a direct enrollment program where students can apply directly. We also partner with many universities and are affiliated with universities across the US and Mexico. Our accrediting institution is Maryville, University, St. Louis.

To find out more about this program, read returning student reviews and learn more or apply, please visit:

https://www.studyabroad101.com/programs/santa-reparata-international-school-of-art-fine-art-design-liberal-arts-italian-language-intern

 

Abroad101 Student of the Week #0062 – Nicoli James

Nicoli-JamesOur 62nd Abroad101 Student of the Week award goes to Nicoli James from Oklahoma State University! Nicoli is a sophomore that is currently double majoring in business management & international business with a minor in Italian, how amazing. While at Oklahoma State he has racked up accolades including the Dean’s Honor Roll, President’s Honor Roll, Gilman Scholarship, Regional Distinguished Scholarship, and the Sigma Alpha Lambda New Member Scholarship. His endeavors reflect his aspirations to open an international boutique business across Italy to let Italians purchase merchandise that are specific to America, which aren’t currently readily available in their country. Noting Nicoli’s interest in building a business in Italy it is no surprise for his intentions of traveling abroad to get a head start on how to make this business a success!

Nicoli was recently accepted into the Italian International Institution, through the API Lorenzo De’ Medici Semester Program, which is making his dream to study abroad in Italy become a reality. This program will take place in Florence, Italy for the duration of the spring semester of 2016. While in Italy, Nicoli will be participating in an internship to help gain knowledge and experience in international affairs all while earning credits towards his degree. This opportunity couldn’t be more perfect for Nicoli and his future plans, but he just needs a little assistance financially to get there! Don’t worry though, it’s evident that Nicoli is determined to reach this goal because in addition to his fundraising Mission he also has a part time job. He even is holding car washes to raise the funds, that’s what we call dedication! Check out Nicoli’s Mission and how you can help here.

If you would like to learn more about Nicoli’s program with API, you can go to this direct link: https://www.studyabroad101.com/programs/api-academic-programs-international-florence-lorenzo-de-medici-the-italian-international-instit)

The Abroad101 Student of the Week initiative awards a student who created a Mission for a study abroad program on GoEnnounce with a donation to their fundraiser. Learn more about this partnership from Abroad101 CEO Mark Shay and GoEnnounce co-founder Melissa Davis here.

Stay tuned for our next Abroad101 Student of the Week!

Abroad101.com Cool Program of the Week in Florence, Italy

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Middlebury Study Abroad in Florence, Italy!

Florence is a very popular destination with American students and students don’t always get a full language immersion, but this program requires it, which make it our Cool Program of the Week: https://www.studyabroad101.com/programs/middlebury-schools-abroad-middlebury-in-florence

Middlebury is at the Palazzo Giugni, situated in the academic heart of the old city, an area bustling with coffee shops, bookstores, cultural clubs, and academic buildings. The Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Florence’s other main monuments are all within easy walking distance. Now a bustling city filled with piazze, cafes, and museums, the culture of Florence is ideally suited for student life.  And while Florence welcomes large numbers of international students each year, students at the School in Italy are noteworthy for their linguistic proficiency and their commitment to cultural immersion.

Abroad101 Student of the Week #35 – Dakota Lum

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Dakota LumThe recipient of our Abroad101 Student of the Week award is Dakota Lum, a freshman at Northern Arizona University. Dakota is an electronic media and film major with a minor in Spanish. She loves rugby and even started her high school’s girls rugby team her senior year. On top of being athletic, Dakota is a hard worker when it comes to academics and has multiple favorite subjects. Just this semester she is balancing 19 units, work, playing rugby, and launching a photography business with her mom.

Dakota has aspirations after college to land a job within the media industry. To help her reach this goal she has has applied for a journalism internship in Florence, Italy through World Endeavors. This trip abroad will not only allow her to gain invaluable experience in her field of study but she will also be learning Italian! Learn more about Dakota and her Mission to study abroad in Florence here!

The Abroad101 Student of the Week initiative awards a student who created a Mission for a study abroad program on GoEnnounce with a donation to their fundraiser. Learn more about this partnership from Abroad101 CEO Mark Shay and GoEnnounce co-founder Melissa Davis here.

We’re making weekly donations to study abroad fundraisers! We hope you can help us assist these students in reaching their goals and make their travel dreams a reality. Visit here to help with this mission. To find out more about studying in Florence, like Dakota, visit the Abroad101 program page.

Stay tuned for our next Abroad101 Student of the Week!

– See more at: http://blog.goennounce.com/abroad101-student-of-the-week-0035-dakota-lum

Abroad101 Student of the Week #29 – Ashley Broadus

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Ashley BroadusThis weeks Abroad101 winner is Ashley Broadus from Georgia State University. Ashley is a senior who is studying TV/Film and hopes to continue working with this medium for the rest of her life. She has already started making her way into the world of TV/Film by being the post production lead/manager of her university’s television station. Ashley also is an aspiring artist, having an art minor and practicing a form of art called printmaking. On top of all of this, in her free time, Ashely draws comics!

Ashley has always wanted to study abroad and finally has a chance to do it. And what better place for an artist to go then to Europe, Florence to be exact! As a filmmaker and artist in her final year of college, basking in the culture of Europe for several months is just what she is looking for! We think this experience will benefit her future career, don’t you?! Check out her Mission here to learn more.

The Abroad101 Student of the Week initiative awards a student who created a Mission for a study abroad program on GoEnnounce with a donation to their fundraiser. Learn more about this partnership from Abroad101 CEO Mark Shay and GoEnnounce co-founder Melissa Davis here.

We’re making weekly donations to studyabroad fundraisers! We hope you can help us assist these students in reaching their goals to make their travel dreams a reality. Visit here to help with this mission. To find out more about studying in Florence, like Ashley, visit the Abroad101 program page.

Stay tuned for our next Abroad101 Student of the Week!

– See more at: http://blog.goennounce.com/abroad101-student-of-the-week-0029-ashley-broadus/

Abroad101 Student of the Week #8 – Fernando Valle

Student of the WeekOur next Abroad101 Student of the Week goes to rising senior Fernando Valle from Arizona State University. Fernando will be traveling to the historical city of Florence, Italy for two weeks to learn conversational Italian and Italian business culture through living with a host family. After that, Fernando will begin a six-week internship program in Italy’s international business and financial capital, Milan, where he will gain hands-on experience to accompany his interdisciplinary studies track at school and earn credit towards his graduation. You can learn more about and contribute to Fernando’s Mission here.

The Abroad101 Student of the Week initiative awards a student who created a Mission for a study abroad program on GoEnnounce with a donation to their fundraiser. Learn more about this partnership from Abroad101 CEO Mark Shay and GoEnnounce co-founder Melissa Davis here.

We’re making weekly donations to #studyabroad fundraisers! We hope you can help us assist these students in reaching their goals to make their travel dreams a reality. Visit here to help with this mission.

Stay tuned for our next Abroad101 Student of the Week!

– See more at: http://blog.goennounce.com/tag/study-abroad-to-florence/#sthash.ryLJp3eY.dpuf

European Currency: The Euro!

It felt so cool to hold 500 and 1,000 dollar bills in Prague! -Czech korunas!

-Submitted by Michelle Farhang, Abroad101’s Global Ambassador in Florence, Italy

The euro is the currency used in Italy, and it has definitely made an impact on most students on the trip. A euro roughly equals 1.306 American dollars. It doesn’t seem like that big of a difference, but when you are making travel plans, a two hundred and fifty dollar trip quickly becomes over three hundred and twenty five dollars. Around Italy, the biggest issue is shopping, eating and drinking. A fifteen dollar meal is really almost twenty dollars. My classes are six hours long, so we have a lunch break during which I usually get a panino for around five euro. It’s not a bad price at all, but it’s really around seven American dollars. Throw in a cappucino, and that adds up for an everyday expense. Continue reading

It’s the Little Things, Part Two

Studying abroad is all about new experiences, big and small. Although the smaller day to day details may be forgotten over the course of time, there are a few memories that I will never forget. These moments were branded on my memory, and every time I think about them I can’t help but smile, or even laugh to myself. It was the little moments during my time abroad in Florence, Italy that made my experience what it was; unique and extraordinary. I wanted to share a few of my small, yet favorite memories during my time abroad! They may seem silly to an outsider, but they will give you some insight into the kind of significant experiences that changed my life, broadened my perspectives, and taught me lessons that I won’t soon be forgetting. Continue reading