Outside Perspectives

Definitely a Treat: American Student Discovers U.K. Celebrates Halloween

By: Alexa Hoffman For anyone wondering, yes—London does celebrate Halloween. It’s a bit weird how I found out. I had first realized because I started seeing decorations in a lot of the main shopping stores. For instance, there’s a store called Flying Tiger which is basically the U.K. version of 5 Below, and they had… Continue reading Definitely a Treat: American Student Discovers U.K. Celebrates Halloween

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Outside Perspectives

A Student Discovers Nightlife, Hostels and Community in Belgium

By: Rachel Bowman While I had liked to think of myself as well traveled before my study abroad trip, I had only left the country a few times and mostly had traveled within the states. Coming to Amsterdam is the most traveling I had ever done, and actually planning a trip to another country from… Continue reading A Student Discovers Nightlife, Hostels and Community in Belgium

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Back to Rome: Italy and Spain 2016

Have you been on a trip that was so perfect it feels like a distant dream? Or had an experience that makes you want to claw through time and space to get back to it? That is exactly how I feel about my study abroad trip in Rome during July of 2016. The trip took… Continue reading Back to Rome: Italy and Spain 2016

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Back to Rome: Ibiza Night 3

Sarah, Chrissy, Lauren, Mitch and I had some time to use before heading to the first nightlife area of the night, a beachside bar called Bora Bora. Naturally, we decided to shop around the strip and buy some good ‘ole touristy things. I ended up getting a shot glass in which to put my sea… Continue reading Back to Rome: Ibiza Night 3

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Back to Rome: Ibiza Day 2

Saturday morning brought a bit of rain, but after breakfast, it cleared right up. We ate at the same place as the day prior, and I had the same meal: eggs, bacon, toast and beans. We swiftly moved from breakfast to to the bus stop in order to make the 10:15 bus to Ibiza Town,… Continue reading Back to Rome: Ibiza Day 2

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Back to Rome: Ibiza Night 2

After our perfect day at Cala Salada, we headed back to our hostal to shower and relax. We had a late dinner so that we did not have to wait much before hopping on the DiscoBus to Privilege. The Discobus is a late night bus that continuously stops at all the main clubs in each… Continue reading Back to Rome: Ibiza Night 2

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Back to Rome: Ibiza Day 1

Just about two months ago (as of 7/2016), I blindly booked a weekend in Ibiza with some people I really didn't know. It was my first time traveling without an adult and my first time hearing about the island off of Spain. The last weekend of my stay in Europe came, and it was time… Continue reading Back to Rome: Ibiza Day 1

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Back to Rome: Day Trip to Tuscany

Sunday was another magical day to a place I again never expected to visit: Tuscany. Our first stop was at “The Town of Fine Towers,” San Gimignano, a rustic medieval town with preserved tower houses and remarkable views. The stone streets and buildings of the city with its views of the surrounding green valley were… Continue reading Back to Rome: Day Trip to Tuscany

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Back to Rome: Day Trip to Venice

Buongiorno Venezia! I was so ecstatic for Saturday, because we took the high-speed train to one of my favorite cities: Venice. As soon as we arrived, Jordan led us to Dal Moro’s, one of the coolest eateries I have ever visited. This is a pasta take-out restaurant, where you order a pasta dish and it… Continue reading Back to Rome: Day Trip to Venice

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Back to Rome: Day Trip to Florence

Ciao Firenze! Our first night in Florence was short and sweet. After a ride on the high speed train from Rome, we reached Hotel Victoria. Immediately after arriving, we enjoyed an all-you-can-eat dinner at a lovely restaurant. We were served four types of pastas and the best bread sticks I have ever eaten, along with… Continue reading Back to Rome: Day Trip to Florence