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Maya Tolerico

Maya Tolerico (she/her) is a Global Management, Supply Chain Management, and BIS student from the University of Pittsburgh. This summer, she will be studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Maya is anticipating living like a Florentine and immersing herself in Italian culture. While taking classes in Italian and Urban Studies, she also hopes to try new foods and make her way around all the historic sites in Italy.

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Boat Tour and Other Things To Do in Florence

Dec 3, 2022 3:00:00 PM / by Maya Tolerico

Cozy up to Florence, Italy with these solo and/or group activities. Maya shares her favorite (and routine) things to do in the city that involve ways to unwind, recharge, and appreciate your time abroad. Find out about walking routes, boat tours, local markets, and more.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

Getting Familiar with Italy's Seaside Towns

Sep 9, 2022 12:30:00 PM / by Maya Tolerico

Maya and her roommates visited Cinque Terre and spent time in the awe-inspiring seaside towns along the western coast of Italy. Check out the activities they got up to on this trip!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

Eating My Way Around Florence This Summer

Aug 15, 2022 10:30:00 AM / by Maya Tolerico

Before she had some of the best meals this summer in Florence, Maya Tolerico's Italian food journey began with something cold and refreshing—a gelato. Read up on her food adventures to see a round up of food from Florence that's left its mark on her palate.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Food Abroad

The Coffee Culture in Florence

Jul 20, 2022 4:00:00 PM / by Maya Tolerico

In her first post about study abroad life in Florence, Maya Tolerico gives us a crash course on the coffee culture in Italy. Get the dish on differentiating between beverages, avoiding faux pas, and putting in your order the right way. 

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Food Abroad, Local Culture

Meet Maya Tolerico: Official CAPA Florence Blogger for Summer 2022

May 22, 2022 12:15:00 PM / by Maya Tolerico

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

University: University of Pittsburgh
Major: Global Management, Supply Chain Management, and Business Information Systems
Study Abroad Location: Florence, Italy

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited to be fully immersed in a new country for a length of time that will allow me to absorb the people, culture, and experiences. I look forward to new foods, interacting with Florentines, and trying new things.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy


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