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Journey to Oxford

The flight left at 5:55 pm in Boston and arrived at 5:55 am in England. When I arrived at the airport I didn’t feel tired. I also wasn’t hungry, even though I ate nothing on my flight. After getting through customs I waited for a while for my luggage. The suitcase I brought with me […]

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The Language Learning Experience

The Italian Language and Me The culmination of my five years of Italian language education has led me to this moment: studying abroad for a semester in Milan, Italy. After all, living in Italy for school presents ample opportunities to practice Italian with native speakers. After having taken a challenging, two-week long, intensive Italian language […]

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The Eternal City

Ciao! I am Grace Garland, a Marketing major from Chicago and am spending the fall semester of my senior year in Rome at the American University of Rome. Rome is often called the “Eternal City” for a reason. It’s a city where history is woven into the very fabric of daily life. As a student […]

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La Dolce Vita

Living in Italy is teaching me to embrace the challenges and savor every moment.  Ciao! I am Grace Garland, a Marketing major from Chicago and am spending the fall semester of my senior year in Rome at the American University of Rome. Studying abroad is an adventure that opens doors to new cultures, perspectives, and […]

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When in Rome

When in Rome, you drink one too many espressos every day, eat dessert for breakfast, walk 20k steps a day, and start talking with your hands. Ciao! I am Grace Garland, a Marketing major from Chicago and am spending the fall semester of my senior year in Rome at the American University of Rome. I […]

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Homesick For My New Home

Now that I am half way through college, I have grown accustomed to airports. The hassle of traveling from Chicago to Newport has always been well worth it for me because I love school. I would call Salve my home now as well, which makes traveling easier. However, there is nothing harder than saying goodbye […]

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The Art of Noticing

I am halfway through my time here in Florence—which is so crazy to think about—but that also implies that I have been able to develop a routine here. I know what streets to take to get to my academic classes vs. my dance classes vs. my fav café, and I rarely have to use google […]

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