Chris Reidy

Chris Reidy is a junior at the University of Miami studying Economics. He is ecstatic to be studying in Florence for the semester and cannot wait to experience the historic culture in the Cradle of the Renaissance. Although there is so much to look forward to, Chris is most excited for the food and history he will experience throughout his time in the CAPA program. He looks forward to sharing some of those experiences with you all!

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Looking Back On My Dreamlike Semester in Florence

Jul 14, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Chris Reidy

In his final post as a CEA CAPA Florence blogger, Chris Reidy has arrived home and taken time to reflect on his life abroad. He tells us the things he’ll miss most about Florence and living in the heart of one of the world's most historic and important cities.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy

The Variety of Classes That Piqued My Interest in Florence

Jun 28, 2022 10:15:00 AM / by Chris Reidy

As a business student, Chris took the opportunity while abroad to attend classes that were outside of his major and field. These were the classes that piqued his interest and what he learned from them in Florence.

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Posted in: International Education, Florence, Italy

Visiting Various Towns in the Tuscan Region of Italy

Jun 3, 2022 4:00:00 PM / by Chris Reidy

Fully exploring your new home city and surrounding towns is a good way to know more about your study abroad location. Chris gives us some insight into 5 Tuscan towns and cities in Italy and what makes each of them special and worth visiting.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

Top Attractions to Visit in Florence

May 20, 2022 3:00:00 PM / by Chris Reidy

From visiting world-renowned museums to seeing the best sculptures for free around the city, here's how to plan your visit to Florence. Chris shares a list of paid and free experiences to check out. 

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

How to Find Good Food in Florence

Apr 14, 2022 12:00:00 PM / by Chris Reidy

Chris tells us it's extremely worth it to step out of your comfort zone to try all aspects of Italian cuisine. In this post, he shares ways and things to keep an eye out for when exploring the Tuscan diet in Florence.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Food Abroad

Getting Sick While Abroad

Mar 29, 2022 1:55:00 PM / by Chris Reidy

Life happens even while you're abroad—including sometimes getting sick (with something other than COVID). Chris shares his recovery experience while studying abroad and talks about how accessible the pharmacies are in Florence if you need medical assistance. Learn more about CEA CAPA's comprehensive health assistance while abroad for all students, including assistance with prescriptions and medical appointments here.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

My Favorite Kind of Day: Taking In the Essence of Florence, Italy

Mar 3, 2022 2:13:00 PM / by Chris Reidy

Life is expected to be different when you're living in a whole different continent. Chris writes about some of his favorite ways to enjoy Florence on a daily—in both little and meaningful ways. Find out what his day-to-day life is like while studying abroad and how he's taking the essence of the city in.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

Getting Out of Your Linguistic Comfort Zone in Florence

Feb 8, 2022 10:15:00 AM / by Chris Reidy

What's it like landing in a city where you don't fully know the language just quite yet? Chris Reidy shares his first post on our blog today on the language difference in Florence and how to get by in the city while you learn Italian.

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

Meet Chris Reidy: Official CAPA Florence Blogger for Spring 2022

Dec 15, 2021 11:15:00 AM / by Chris Reidy

Meet Chris Reidy (he/him), an official CAPA blogger in Florence, Italy for Spring 2022:

University: University of Miami
Major: Economics
Study Abroad Location: Florence, Italy

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I think I am ultimately most excited to explore Florence and the surrounding parts of the country. I have never been to northern Italy despite constantly hearing about its beautiful scenery and culture, and getting to truly learn the city and this region of the world will be my main goal while abroad.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy


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