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How To Use the Bus System in Florence, Italy

Jan 27, 2023 2:00:00 PM / by Lynn Dang

Lynn Dang shares a 3-step guide on how to navigate and use the bus and public transportation system in Florence. This is a handy primer before studying abroad and visiting the Italian city!

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

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Intern in Florence, Italy

Jan 19, 2023 2:45:00 PM / by Taylor Jenkins

See what Taylor Jenkins gets up to on a typical day at her social media internship with Tornabuoni Tuscany Leather in Florence, Italy.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Internships Abroad

Holiday Christmas Markets in Florence

Dec 28, 2022 9:30:00 AM / by Taylor Jenkins

The holidays are a magical time in Florence and the Christmas markets there are a dream! Follow Taylor around as she searches for gifts and tries some traditional Christmas cuisine.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

My Travels in Italia

Dec 20, 2022 4:00:00 PM / by William Lammons

How do you decide on where to travel and visit when you're studying abroad? William shares why he enjoyed and prioritized visiting cities and towns around Italy—and what the atmosphere was like in and out of Florence.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

Making a 3-Course Italian Meal from Scratch

Dec 15, 2022 9:45:00 AM / by Taylor Jenkins

Are you hungry for some Italian food? Taylor and several CAPA students went to a My Global City cooking class and made three courses of food from scratch! Put your chef hat on and get into the culinary mode with us.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Food Abroad

How To Deal with Confusing Feelings: Homesickness and Culture Shock

Dec 10, 2022 3:30:00 PM / by Lynn Dang

It's completely normal to have a wave of differing emotions when you move and live abroad for a period of time. Whether they're ups or downs, you might run into feelings that can be confusing. Lynn Dang shares 4 tips to deal with homesickness and culture shock when you're abroad.

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

An “Early Bird’s” Morning in Florence

Dec 7, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Ashley Feiler

Are you an early bird or a night owl? We believe you'll adjust the best way you can! Ashley Feiler writes about adjusting to the Italian pace of life and incorporating their cultural norms in this account of a day in her life as a student abroad.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

First Sundays are Free Museum Days in Florence

Dec 4, 2022 9:15:00 AM / by Taylor Jenkins

Want to check out museums for free in the birthplace of the Renaissance? CAPA Florence student Taylor takes us along to see everything art, design, and more!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

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

Creating a One-of-a-Kind Study Abroad Experience

Nov 22, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Ashley Feiler

There is no one right way to study abroad. Ashley Feiler, an English Writing and Linguistic major from University of Pittsburgh, is here to let you know how to overcome any doubts or anxiety you might have about your experience. She shares some valuable advice from her time in Florence and encourages every student to embrace options—you'll end up with the experience that's perfect for you!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

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