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Pizza, pizza, pizza

Filed in Blog, Italy by on August 31, 2017
Pizza, pizza, pizza

by Victoria R. When you think of Italian food, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Spaghetti, alfredo or gelato? While all of these are extremely popular dishes in Italy, the number one has to be pizza. Around every turn you could find a pizza shop. It did not matter how “fancy” the […]

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Education in Italy

by Connor C. After spending two and a half weeks abroad, I feel like I am getting a grasp on the culture here in Bergamo, Italy. We arrived in Milan on Sunday, May 15, and immediately traveled by bus to our hostel in Bergamo. We arrived, got set up and began to explore this new, […]

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On lake time

On lake time

by Victoria R. What do you think of when you’re getting ready to head to the lake? I think of boats, swimming, fishing and floating! When I was gearing up for my day trip to Lake Como, Italy, all I could think about what how nice it was going to be to get some sun […]

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Blisters are a blessing

Filed in Blog, Italy by on April 21, 2017
Blisters are a blessing

by Christa C. I was fortunate enough to grow up traveling all over the country with my family. Both of my parents’ parents have a passion for traveling that they passed down to my parents, who have passed it to my sister and me. When we grew up, it was no surprise that we both […]

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Great expectations

Filed in Blog, Italy by on March 1, 2017

by Christa C. I remember in my freshman year of high school, my teacher has us read “Great Expectations.” I’m not entirely sure I understood what Dickens was trying to say at the time, but I do now. Looking at my calendar, every weekend has me jet-setting to a far off land, including Prague, Paris […]

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Telling yourself “it’s no big deal”

Filed in Blog, Italy by on February 20, 2017
Telling yourself “it’s no big deal”

by Christa C. Studying abroad is a very big deal. I’m not only learning how to cope with a new culture in Italy for four months, but I’m also taking classes at a new school, Florence University of the Arts, in places that sometimes take more than 30 minutes to find. Some people thrive faster […]

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Backpacking through Europe

Backpacking through Europe

I have definitely been lucky in my experiences so far during study abroad. I have had an amazing time with so many wonderful people I have met along the way. However, the greatest experience I have had thus far would be a three and a half week backpacking trip throughout Europe. I went to so […]

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Scholar spotlight: Barbara Gandolfi

Filed in Italy, Multimedia, Photo by on March 10, 2015
Scholar spotlight: Barbara Gandolfi

  Home country: Italy Visa type: H-1B MU department: Veterinary medicine Role at MU: Assistant research professor Path to MU: After completing post-doctoral work at the University of California, Davis, Gandolfi accepted an asssistant research professor position with the MU School of Veterinary Medicine. The position gave her more experience in competitive genetics, which was […]

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Veronese gum disposal

Filed in Blog, Italy, United Kingdom by on May 19, 2014
Veronese gum disposal

After the Alps I headed south to Italy, where I made stops in the cities of Verona, Venice and Trieste. Though my time in each was brief, I can confirm that I am now a master of good food, fine art and romance. (I jest.) In reality, what I took away from my few days in Italy is […]

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A totally cheesy ‘When in Rome’ post

A totally cheesy ‘When in Rome’ post

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