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A Bumpy Arrival

To begin my trip abroad to Florence, I arrived three hours early to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to ensure ample… More

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A Bumpy Arrival

Leah West July 14, 2022

To begin my trip abroad to Florence, I arrived three hours early to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to ensure ample time to check my bag, go through airport security, and allocate time for any other disturbance that came my way. However, my plans… More

Travel Now: Beyond COVID-19

Anna Depoian December 9, 2021

The pandemic has taken a lot. It has taken loved ones, our mental health, our sanity, and much more. Far less on the scale of importance, but still something to note, is travel. For a year we were stuck. Stuck in our homes, our cities, our states, and… More

When to Wine: Drinking in a New Country

Anna Depoian October 24, 2021

I want to talk about the topic many people gloss over when studying abroad in a new country: drinking. It is the elephant in the room, yet many avoid engaging in honest conversations about it. In Italy, the drinking age is 18. This means that the majority… More

Roommates All Around

Anna Depoian October 13, 2021

For many people the idea of sharing your room, your space and your time can be hard. Going to college is scary enough without the added pressure of a possibly poor rooming or roommate situation. Going abroad is also scary. For me, I came to Italy not… More

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