Azalea Brown

Azalea Brown is getting her vlogging camera ready for a semester abroad in Florence! This English major from Riverside Community College is excited to live independently in Florence, take courses there, and travel around with friends. While studying abroad, she will be exploring Italy’s food, art, agriculture, and ways of living. Through her vlogs, you will see the reality of traveling abroad and visiting interesting new places. Join her on this amazing journey!

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Alumni Preparation Tips for Studying Abroad in Florence

Aug 30, 2021 11:54:02 AM / by Azalea Brown

Planning to study abroad in Florence? Check out this video from CAPA Florence alum Azalea, where she shares a few tips she wishes she had known before her semester abroad. She covers packing, banking, planning weekend trips, and more!

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

Answering Your Questions: Do I Need to Speak Italian To Study in Florence?

Sep 25, 2020 9:41:00 AM / by Azalea Brown

Wondering if you need to know a country's native language before studying abroad there?  Check out this video from CAPA Florence Alum Azalea where she shares her take on what it was like to study and teach English abroad in Florence with a basic knowledge of Italian.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Language

How to Use Public Transit in and Around Florence

Feb 5, 2020 9:01:00 AM / by Azalea Brown

CAPA Alumn Azalea is here with everything you need to know about public transit in Florence. From where to buy tickets and the options available, to what to do when you get lost, and how to avoid getting fined for not validating your ticket - she's got a lot of important info to share, so check it out!

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

Why Studying Abroad is Easier Than You Think

Jan 29, 2020 5:06:33 PM / by Azalea Brown

CAPA Florence Alumn Azalea talks about how she initially didn't think she could study abroad noting concerns about the cost and how it would work with her schedule. Good news was a professor at her college came along to bust some myths, and she's now here to share those insights with you as a study abroad alumn! Learn more about how studying abroad can be possible for you too: 

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Scholarships & Financing

A U.S. Student's Guide to Cheap Eats in Florence

Jan 22, 2020 2:30:49 PM / by Azalea Brown

While one could argue that Tuscan Italian fare is all one should ever need to eat, there often comes a point while studying in Italy where you begin to feel homesick for foods like wings, nachos, and even sushi. Well don't worry, because CAPA Florence alumn Azalea has a guide to some awesome student budget-friendly deals at different restaurants around Florence to satisfy those cravings. Check it out!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Food Abroad

Come Along on A Gelato Tour Of Florence

Nov 13, 2019 2:29:00 PM / by Azalea Brown

If you're heading to Florence, don't miss this vlog where Azalea takes us along on a CAPA-led tour of gelaterias in Florence. Watch and learn how to find authentic and delicious gelato while studying abroad!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy

A Day Trip to Siena in Tuscany

Oct 23, 2019 2:51:06 PM / by Azalea Brown

Every year, CAPA Florence students go on a day trip to the medieval city of Siena, located in the heart of Tuscany. Follow along with Azalea as she shares some of Siena's impressive history and elaborate architecture!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

Flat & Flatmates: My Home in Florence for the Semester

Oct 2, 2019 3:49:12 PM / by Azalea Brown

Azalea is back and this time she's here to show you around her flat in Florence and introduce you to her flatmates. Watch to get an idea of what student apartments are like when you're living across the pond!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, florence-vlog

How to Navigate Your International Flight to Florence

Sep 18, 2019 11:52:46 AM / by Azalea Brown

From your departure airport to your first day in Florence, hear from IGTV Vlogger Azalea on how to navigate getting to your study abroad location and how to get settled once you're there. 

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

Meet Azalea Brown: Official CAPA Florence Instagram TV Vlogger Fall 2019

Aug 17, 2019 1:30:00 PM / by Azalea Brown

Meet Azalea Brown, an official CAPA Instagram TV vlogger in Florence, Italy for Fall 2019:

University: Riverside Community College
Major: English
Study Abroad Location: Florence, Italy
Internship or volunteer placement:  N/A

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
This isn’t just a trip to Florence, Italy, I’ll be living and going to school in a strange place with people that aren’t related to me and it’s going to be scary—but also very exciting. Out of everything I’ll be doing while I’m there, the most exciting part will probably be the traveling and the classes I’ll be taking. I’m excited to see how my professors are going to incorporate the Italian setting but also shake things up in the classroom because we won’t be working on traditional coursework. It will be interesting to see how everything is going to work out and come together in the end.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy


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