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Oriana Garcia

Oriana Garcia is in her junior year at the University of Pittsburgh studying Marketing and Digital Media. She is vlogging in Florence during the Spring 2019 semester.

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How Studying Abroad has Benefitted me Personally and Professionally

Oct 29, 2020 9:33:00 AM / by Oriana Garcia

In this vlog, CAPA Florence Alum Oriana Garcia reflects on her semester abroad after a year and a half and shares how her experience has made an impact on her life, both personally and professionally.

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Posted in: CAPA Alumni, Florence, Italy, florence-vlog

Signing Off From a Semester in Florence: Reflections, Tips, and More!

May 7, 2019 11:07:00 AM / by Oriana Garcia

In her last vlog of the semester, having returned home, Oriana Garcia reflects on her experience and shares some unseen clips from her semester - including clips of many pieces of advice from her classmates this semester!

Many thanks to Oriana for sharing her journey with us this spring. We'll miss watching your videos but we can't wait to see what you do next! Best of luck!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, florence-vlog

3 Quick Trips to Get Back to Nature When Studying in Florence

Apr 25, 2019 10:46:00 AM / by Oriana Garcia

In this vlog Oriana Garcia shares 3 quick trips you can take when studying abroad in Florence to different areas of the city and to other neighboring regions of Italy. All three locations give you a chance to get out of the city and get back to nature, so make sure to watch for some trip inspo:

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, florence-vlog

How to Plan Your Semester Break When Studying Abroad

Apr 5, 2019 11:43:00 AM / by Oriana Garcia

Every semester, students on CAPA programs get a week off to relax and rejuvenate before they take on the remainder of the semester. With a whole 10 days off - most students travel!

In this vlog, Oriana Garcia explains how she planned her Spring Break trip from Florence to Vienna, Salzburg, Budapest and Prague; shares her tips and tricks for budgeting, and some beautiful b-roll from her trip!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, florence-vlog

An Italian Crash Course

Mar 18, 2019 10:41:00 AM / by Oriana Garcia

In this video, Oriana Garcia gives you a crash course in the Italian language and way of life! From basic Italian phrases, to how to order food at a restaurant or coffee bar, to other unique aspects about Italian culture, this crash course will help prepare you for your first few weeks in Florence, Italy!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Italian Language

Study Abroad Bucket List: Taking an Italian Cooking Class in Florence

Mar 6, 2019 1:49:54 PM / by Oriana Garcia

Included as an optional My Global City event on our Florence programs, students can sign up to take an Italian cooking class. This week, CAPA vlogger Oriana Garcia takes us along for her cooking lesson in Florence, Italy! Watch as she learns how to make authentic Florentine food, from fresh Italian pasta to ragu a la bolognese, all while bonding with her CAPA classmates!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Food Abroad

How to Spend a Day Exploring the Heart of Tuscany

Feb 24, 2019 10:18:00 AM / by Oriana Garcia

Every semester CAPA takes our Florence students into the hills of Tuscany for a day trip to San Gimignano and Siena. This semester,  Oriana Garcia captures the beauty and fun of this unique excursion, sharing trip inspiration and a few history lessons for anyone looking to plan a day trip through the heart of Tuscany!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, florence-vlog

Here's What Mondays are Like Studying Abroad in Florence

Feb 4, 2019 10:37:00 AM / by Oriana Garcia

There's no such thing as the 'Sunday scaries' when you're studying abroad in Florence! This Monday, CAPA Vlogger Oriana Garcia takes us through what her average Monday looks like: from an studio oil painting class, to paninos, to explorations of Florence and the Gucci Garden!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, florence-vlog

Landing in Florence: The First 48 Hours of Study Abroad

Jan 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Oriana Garcia

In this week's post, Oriana lands in Florence and documents her first few hours discovering the city. From her first taste of Italian pizza to checking in at the CAPA center and giving us a tour of her apartment - this will give you an idea of what the first few days of a semester abroad look like.

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Posted in: florence-vlog

A Student's Guide to Planning a Semester in Florence

Jan 10, 2019 10:40:00 AM / by Oriana Garcia

In her first vlog of the semester, CAPA Florence student Oriana Garcia outlines the 3 areas you need to focus on to prepare for a semester in Florence: how to plan financially, how to get your visa, and how to pack!

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


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