JJ Koumaglo

Jessica Juliette (JJ) Koumaglo (she/her) is a Marketing major at the University of Colorado Boulder who is studying abroad in Florence, Italy this spring 2023. She is excited about exploring a new city and learning about its culture and history through art and food. While in Italy, JJ hopes to learn how to cook, paint, and connect with the history of Italy by going to museums. Stay tuned and discover Italy through her blogs!

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Four Tips To Better Manage Your Finances While Studying Abroad

Jun 29, 2023 4:12:10 PM / by JJ Koumaglo

JJ shares her study abroad experience from a perspective of a first-generation college students and offers some tips and insights on how you can consider managing your finances while studying abroad.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Scholarships & Financing

A Tale of Two Tuscan Landmarks

Apr 10, 2023 10:30:00 AM / by JJ Koumaglo

JJ visits both Siena and San Gimignano on a day trip from Florence. Find out what makes these two places so special in the Tuscan region.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

Outside the Comfort Zone: A Business Major Takes a Beginner Art Class

Mar 27, 2023 9:30:00 AM / by JJ Koumaglo

JJ Koumaglo, a Marketing major from University of Colorado Boulder, shares how she planned her courses for her semester abroad in Florence. Get an overview of the classes that are beneficial to her degree and the ones she's stepping out of her comfort zone for!

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Posted in: International Education, Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

5 Things I Learned After Landing in Florence

Mar 2, 2023 4:45:00 PM / by JJ Koumaglo

It's always good to be prepared! JJ Koumaglo, a student from University of Colorado Boulder, picked up a few lessons from her first few weeks in Florence and wants to pass some words of advice along. Check out these tips that will help with your own preparations for a semester abroad in Italy.

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

Meet JJ Koumaglo: Official Florence Blogger for Spring 2023

Feb 8, 2023 11:00:00 AM / by JJ Koumaglo

Meet JJ Koumaglo (she/her/hers), an official blogger in Florence, Italy for spring 2023.

University: University of Colorado Boulder
Major: Marketing
Minor: Creative Technology and Design
Study Abroad Location: Florence, Italy

Why did you choose to study abroad?
I grew up in Africa and have been fortunate enough to travel throughout my life. Going abroad in the spring is an opportunity for me to experience a new culture and learn in a different environment. I am excited to learn from the people and gain a better understanding of the world.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy


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