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Brielle Saggese

Brielle Saggese studied media advertising at Indiana University. After spending a semester abroad in Paris, she decided she wasn't ready to return to the US just yet. She spent her final semester of college with CAPA in Florence this past spring, and now, as both and IU and CAPA Alumn, will be sharing some guest blogs this summer!

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How Study Abroad Takes You Out of Your Comfort Zone (and Why That's Great)

May 4, 2019 9:56:00 AM / by Brielle Saggese

In her final episode of the semester, Brielle reflects on her experience abroad with CAPA Florence and shares some of her takeaways. Tip: you'll want to watch this one with sound on.

Many thanks to Brielle (@briellesajfor sharing her semester with us in so many awesome vlogs! You'll be missed dearly!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

12 Hours in the Life of a Student Abroad in Florence

Apr 18, 2019 9:47:19 AM / by Brielle Saggese

One of the best ways to fully understand another way of life is to live it. The nuances of daily life in another country can teach you more about yourself and another culture than any exotic vacation. For her last IGTV vlog in Italy (don't worry - she's got a reflection piece coming), Brielle shares what a day in her life with #CAPAFlorence looks like!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, florence-vlog

Spilling the Tea on Making Friends, Traveling, and Budgeting During Study Abroad

Apr 6, 2019 10:34:00 AM / by Brielle Saggese

This week Brielle spills alllll the tea on a few things she wished someone told her before SHE studied abroad. As she reflects on some of the challenges she's faced so far during her year abroad, Brielle shares tips on topics such as social life, travel planning, and budgeting.  

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

A Student's Guide to Eating in Florence, Italy

Mar 21, 2019 10:08:00 AM / by Brielle Saggese

This guide to eating in Florence from Brielle is going to come in handy for any hungry, budget-conscious college student spending a semester in Florence! Make sure to watch for more info on what is included on a CAPA program, from a free cooking class to olive & cheese tastings, plus other budget friendly tips for dining out in Florence. 

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Food Abroad

How I Packed for 4 Months Abroad

Mar 11, 2019 10:43:00 AM / by Brielle Saggese

Need a style guide for your study abroad? Florence vlogger and study abroad veteran Brielle Saggese shares her hacks for consolidating her wardrobe for her spring semester in Florence. Now, this isn't Brielle's first rodeo—she spent her fall semester abroad in Paris, so you know she's got this packing thing DOWN. From how to make sundresses work in the colder months to other fashion hacks, make sure to watch to help plan for your program!

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

How to Spend 72 Hours in Florence

Feb 20, 2019 4:09:21 PM / by Brielle Saggese

While traveling on the weekend is a blast, it's also important to spend some quality time in your host city when studying abroad. With that said, CAPA IGTV Vlogger Brielle Saggese breaks down how to make the most of 72 hours in her beautiful host city of Florence: 

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, florence-vlog

How to Drink Coffee Like an Italian

Feb 1, 2019 12:03:01 PM / by Brielle Saggese

We all know a staple in the student diet is a good dose of caffeine! And while that remains constant around the world, the method of consumption can differ - especially when you're studying abroad in a different culture. Think you're ordering a cappuccino after 11 AM? Think again! Take it from CAPA vlogger Brielle as she shares with us her 5 coffee commandments for drinking coffee like an Italian. 

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, florence-vlog

At Home in Florence - Study Abroad Apartment Tour

Jan 18, 2019 10:54:00 AM / by Brielle Saggese

In this week's vlog, Brielle gives us a tour of her apartment in Florence and it's amenities. If you're interested in studying abroad with CAPA and want to get an idea of what your living situation will be, definitely make sure to watch! 

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

Why I Am Spending My Senior Year Abroad

Jan 8, 2019 4:34:00 PM / by Brielle Saggese

In this week's vlog, Brielle discusses what made her interested in study abroad and why she chose to spend her entire senior year studying in Paris, France, and then in Florence, Italy with CAPA! 

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

Meet Brielle Saggese: Official CAPA Florence Instagram TV Vlogger Spring 2019

Jan 4, 2019 4:19:00 PM / by Brielle Saggese

Meet Brielle Saggese, an official CAPA Instagram TV Vlogger in Florence, Italy for Spring 2019:

University: Indiana University
Major: Media Advertising
Study abroad location: Florence, Italy
Internship or volunteer placement: N/A

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Posted in: Florence, Italy

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