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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

How Studying Abroad in Florence Helped Me Grow as a Person

Mar 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Nicole talks about how her study abroad semester in Florence helped her step outside her comfort zone, become more independent, and shape her future career path.

I studied abroad in Florence, Italy during Spring Semester of 2018 and I can easily say this experience helped me grow as a person. Before I left to study abroad, my professors had told me that it would change my outlook on life, but I wasn’t sure how traveling could have that much of an impact on me. After spending three and a half months living in Italy, and traveling around European countries, I now understand why my professors told me that it would change me for the better and help me grow.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, CAPA Ambassadors, Why Study Abroad

A Student's Guide to Eating in Florence, Italy

Mar 21, 2019 10:08:00 AM / by Brielle Saggese

This guide to eating in Florence from Brielle is going to come in handy for any hungry, budget-conscious college student spending a semester in Florence! Make sure to watch for more info on what is included on a CAPA program, from a free cooking class to olive & cheese tastings, plus other budget friendly tips for dining out in Florence. 

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Food Abroad

5 Things I've Learned While Interning in Florence 

Mar 20, 2019 11:12:00 AM / by Daniel Arnabar

Interning abroad is an opportunity for you to participate in the world at large. In this week's post, Daniel describes his thoughts about his internship and juggling it with his studies and adapting to a new country. Take a look at his five takeaways and how you can accomplish work and build the marketable skills you need for the future.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Internships Abroad

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

How I Packed for 4 Months Abroad

Mar 11, 2019 10:43:00 AM / by Brielle Saggese

Need a style guide for your study abroad? Florence vlogger and study abroad veteran Brielle Saggese shares her hacks for consolidating her wardrobe for her spring semester in Florence. Now, this isn't Brielle's first rodeo—she spent her fall semester abroad in Paris, so you know she's got this packing thing DOWN. From how to make sundresses work in the colder months to other fashion hacks, make sure to watch to help plan for your program!

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

The Do's and Don'ts of Spring Break Travel While Studying Abroad

Mar 9, 2019 10:29:00 AM / by Daniel Arnabar

Want to explore Europe while you study abroad? In this week's post, Daniel shares a list of do's and don'ts from his travel adventures to Portugal and Spain over spring break. Here's everything you need to know about planning trips, booking flights, and most of all—coordinating it with your travel buddies!

For my spring break abroad, a couple of my friends and I decided to take the week to hit Lisbon and Lagos in Portugal and Barcelona, Spain. This was the most travel I have ever done basically on my own, and I definitely learned a lot from my experience. I put together some do’s and don'ts that will hopefully help you have the smoothest journey possible when it’s your turn to explore Europe.

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

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

Seeking Nature in Florence: A Guide to The Boboli Gardens

Mar 4, 2019 12:05:00 PM / by Daniel Arnabar

In this week's post, Daniel finds a quick escape from the city life in Florence and takes us to the Boboli Gardens. He shares six interesting facts about this historic park and pairs them up with gorgeous visuals of the area. Want to know how to get in for free and where the eye-catching views are? Let Daniel give you the scoop!  

In a city humming with life, the hustle and bustle can become a bit overwhelming. From time to time you might find yourself craving some nature. Lucky for you, not far from the center of Florence you can find the Boboli Gardens. This green oasis provides a refreshing escape from the narrow streets and loud scooters to both locals and tourists.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

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