Ashley Feiler

Ashley Feiler (she/her) is studying English Writing and Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh and is incredibly delighted to be studying abroad for six weeks this summer in Florence, Italy. She can’t wait to work on her Italian language skills while getting a taste of the history and culture so deeply woven into the city of Florence, sharing her experiences along the way. Check out her blog posts to learn more about this amazing city as well as some of Ashley’s study abroad tips!

Recent Posts

An “Early Bird’s” Morning in Florence

Dec 7, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Ashley Feiler

Are you an early bird or a night owl? We believe you'll adjust the best way you can! Ashley Feiler writes about adjusting to the Italian pace of life and incorporating their cultural norms in this account of a day in her life as a student abroad.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

Creating a One-of-a-Kind Study Abroad Experience

Nov 22, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Ashley Feiler

There is no one right way to study abroad. Ashley Feiler, an English Writing and Linguistic major from University of Pittsburgh, is here to let you know how to overcome any doubts or anxiety you might have about your experience. She shares some valuable advice from her time in Florence and encourages every student to embrace options—you'll end up with the experience that's perfect for you!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

Learning Italian with CAPA

Sep 12, 2022 10:15:00 AM / by Ashley Feiler

Learning a new language can be intimidating, but it's worth it. Language is a means of connection, opening doors to new people and experiences. Ashley Feiler outlines a few strategies to learn and apply your newly acquired language skills in the classroom and real world.

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Posted in: International Education, Florence, Italy, Language

Sunset on the Arno: Historic Tales of Florence’s Bridges

Aug 1, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Ashley Feiler

Get onboard and go on a water tour of the city with Ashley. She tells us 3 tales of bridges around Florence and their significance historically as well as how you can experience them in the here and now like a local.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

4 Tips for Booking Your Flight to Study Abroad

Jun 9, 2022 1:15:00 PM / by Ashley Feiler

You've been accepted into your study abroad program and it's almost time to make plans for your departure. Where do you begin? Ashley Feiler lends a helping hand in her first post today on 4 things you have to consider as you book your flight abroad.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Meet Ashley Feiler: Official CAPA Florence Blogger for Summer 2022

May 22, 2022 11:45:00 AM / by Ashley Feiler

Meet Ashley Feiler (she/her), an official CAPA blogger in Florence, Italy for Summer 2022:

University: University of Pittsburgh
Major: English Writing and Linguistics
Study Abroad Location: Florence, Italy

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited to immerse myself in and learn more about a different culture, both through my classes and just daily living in Florence. I’ve never been to Italy before, so between the history, the art, the food, the language, and much more, I can’t wait to explore everything about Florentine life.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy


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