Here's What It's Like to Commute in Florence, Italy

Jan 20, 2019 9:09:00 AM / by Daniel Arnabar

Do you like to get lost in the beauty of your city? In this week's post, Daniel shows us some snapshots on what his daily 15-minute commute is like in Florence. Whether it's your first encounter or your fifteenth brush with the city, Florence knows how to simply captivate you and make you fall in love with it. 

In addition to my studies with CAPA, I chose to participate in the internship program that they offer. I am going to be interning with ShippyPro, a company that offers shipping and logistic solutions for small to large companies. The office is located about 15 minutes away from my apartment, and I wanted to share the amazing sights that I’ve encountered in making this short commute to work.

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How A Semester in Florence Changed My Perspective and My Future

Jan 19, 2019 10:35:00 AM / by Payton Meyer

For Payton Meyer, studying abroad was a chance to see what her future could look like. After experiencing a multicultural and global society and interacting with people from different ethnicities, she's drawn to the magnitude of possibilities that the world holds for her. In her last post, Payton reflects on the most influential highlights of her study abroad experience and what's next for her.

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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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From Procrastination to Prioritization – Making a Semester in Florence Happen

Jan 16, 2019 9:11:00 AM / by Daniel Arnabar

In his first post, Daniel shares how he decided to stop waiting for the right moment and take action now by studying and interning abroad. He tells us more about himself, his personal and professional goals, as well as what he wants to do in Florence, Italy!

I have to keep reminding myself that in less than a week I’ll be across the ocean, thousands of miles away from everything and everyone I know. It’s definitely a daunting thought. Now that I can count the number of days I have left in the States on one hand, the nerves are starting to creep in.

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A Student’s Guide to Street Art in Florence

Jan 12, 2019 12:38:00 PM / by Payton Meyer

Florence is known as THE city for art and history. One of the lesser known types of art in this city is its street art. In this week's post, Payton tells us about the street art scene in Florence and gives us some background on the artists and their inspiration for adorning the city with their expressions.

Everyone knows that Florence is chock full of art, just about everywhere you look. Generally when you think of art in Florence, your mind jumps to the renaissance, and artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, Botticelli, Brunelleschi...I could go on and on. Florence is the home of the renaissance, but there’s so many other art forms that have been practiced here. One of them, that is pretty much impossible to ignore, is street art.

Street art lines the walls and street signs of Florence, in many different forms. In one single block you can find illegible graffiti, paste ups of Italian poetry, sculptures popping out of the wall, gorgeous paintings of people of all shapes, sizes, and colors, and cheeky stickers with links to different movements and initiatives. I’ve taken notice of a few recurring motifs in the street art that I see all around town, and done some research to find out the meaning and the artists behind these urban masterpieces. So, without further ado, here are 3 different local street artists in Florence to follow during your semester abroad!

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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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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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Meet Daniel Arnabar: Official CAPA Florence Blogger Spring 2019

Jan 4, 2019 4:24:00 PM / by Daniel Arnabar

Meet Daniel Arnabar, an official CAPA blogger in Florence, Italy for Spring 2019:

University: University of Pittsburgh
Major: Marketing
Study abroad location: Florence, Italy
Internship or volunteer placement: ShippyPro

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Meet Oriana Garcia: Official CAPA Florence Vlogger Spring 2019

Jan 4, 2019 4:22:00 PM / by Oriana Garcia

Meet Oriana Garcia, an official CAPA Vlogger in Florence, Italy for Spring 2019:

University: University of Pittsburgh
Major: Marketing with a Certificate in Digital Media
Study abroad location: Florence, Italy
Internship or volunteer placement: N/A

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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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