Fabrizio Ricciardelli, president of AACUPI – Association of American College and University Programs in Italy, explains the challenges and prospects for the study abroad industry in Florence. ...
Prior to any student’s departure on his or her first solo trip abroad, common offhanded reminders may include not to get homesick, to brace oneself for culture shock or to ...
Every year thousands of students study abroad in Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. They also experience the reverse homesickness when they get back to their daily routines at home. We know all too well what it's like to day dream of eating gelato on
As anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to live in Florence can tell you, it is both a world-class city and a small town. While no short visit can come close to the experience of a months-long stay, a willingness to explore can lead to an approximation
ph. Mary Gray You’ve weighed the pros and cons and have finally decided to take the plunge: you’re going to study abroad in Florence! The birthplace of the Renaissance. The ...
As most study-abroad students know, prior to your departure you are filled with all kinds of emotions. You are likely to be both anxious and excited about embarking on this adventure. For example, eager to learn as much as possible before I headed to Florence, I asked friends who
If you are planning to come to Florence for a semester, then you already know that you’ve picked one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Whether you are heading to Florence to study Italian, the arts, history or another area, one thing is sure: you will
One of the best things about living in Florence is its size. Especially for those living in the city center, it is large enough to be bustling with activity while still sufficiently small for all distances to be walkable. Nonetheless, on a frosty evening (or a sweltering afternoon), the walk
It happens to many students abroad: you are feeling the breeze upon your face, seeing friends smiling, eating delicious food—aware that it is not your usual breeze, not familiar smiles, and that the cappuccino and cornetto are making you yearn for your mom’s breakfast. And then
You’ve arrived in your rental apartment in Florence and are faced with a busy time ahead, sightseeing and learning. You have minimal time to cook, but eating out every night will quickly bust your budget. No problem. Italian cooking is easy and inexpensive. Follow these simple shopping and
CALLING ALL SMART PEOPLE! Have you always been drawn to Italy and Europe? Travel and discover with Smart Trip, the tour operator for students in Florence who want to make the most of their European adventure. If you’re looking for cultural, well organized and reliable tours, then discover
Our first Instagram challenge, #TheFlorentineinme, received 134 entries. Lots of instagramers explored the city with our newspaper, but we are a stickler for the rules, choosing winners who respected the challenge of creatively working The Florentine into the image. Topping the list and winning a steak dinner for two
As a study abroad student living in the center of Florence, I appreciate my picturesque view of the Duomo from my apartment window, the distinctive sound of the church bells ringing every morning and the violinist who plays symphonies directly under my third-floor apartment window each night. My location