Florence, Italy, Travel

Final Thoughts

I've been home for over a week now and I still can't wrap my head around how much these past four months have meant to me. There truly is no better time to travel than in college. With no permanent responsibilities or a full time job, there is more freedom at this point in my… Continue reading Final Thoughts

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Florence

Life at Lorenzo

Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM) is a study abroad institution located in Florence, Italy. The school works closely with Iowa State University's study abroad center. Location: LdM is located right in the center of historical Florence; however, I was surprised to find out the institute doesn't have a central campus. All of the buildings with LdM classrooms,… Continue reading Life at Lorenzo

Amsterdam, Belgium, Berlin, Dublin, Ireland, Travel

Spring Break

Feeling adventuresome, my roommate Lauren and I put together a full schedule for our week off from classes. With plans to travel to four different countries, we began our busy journey in Berlin. Berlin, Germany A city full of rich history from the time Hitler came to power. We downloaded Rick Steve's Berlin City Walk audio… Continue reading Spring Break

Florence, Photography, Travel

Photo Journal

Florence, Italy | January 31 - February 08   Venice, Italy | February 11   Verona, Italy | February 12   Interlaken, Switzerland | February 16-19   Prague, Czech Republic | February 23-26   Fiesole, Italy | March 3   Florence, Italy | March 2-6   Paris, France | March 10-11   Naples, Italy and… Continue reading Photo Journal

Paris, Travel

Eiffel In Louvre

Ooh la la! A trip to Paris was at the top of my list of places to visit while traveling Europe, and for good reason. Paris has so much to offer, from its many extraordinary landmarks to the unique cuisine, I am so glad I had the opportunity to experience this magnificent city. A couple of… Continue reading Eiffel In Louvre

Travel

Arriving Fashionably Late

A traveler’s series of unfortunate events would serve as a perfect title for a story of my travels to Italy. Traveling to Florence was eventful and memorable to say the least. Three friends and I took a direct flight from Minneapolis airport to Amsterdam, then from Amsterdam straight to Florence – or so we thought.… Continue reading Arriving Fashionably Late

Travel

Packing My Life Away

As you can probably imagine, squeezing four months worth of clothes, toiletries, and travel items into two large bags and a backpack is not an easy task. Especially when packing for unknown locations. I have to be prepared for snow in Switzerland, the beach in Spain (during the warmer months, of course), and everything in-between! Before I… Continue reading Packing My Life Away

Travel

Before It’s Too Late

Like many freshman students attending their college of choice for the first year, I was overly excited and motivated to gain new experiences. I joined numerous clubs, got involved in Greek life, attended freshman dorm events, and went to the many fairs put on by the Memorial Union (the study abroad fair in particular). Rarely would… Continue reading Before It’s Too Late