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5 Things People Ask When They First Arrive to Florence

Where to get a manicure:  If you are looking to get a quick manicure while in Florence there are various options throughout the city. Nails and Beauty Lounge Bar is one that has a friendly staff and they speak english very well. It is located near the Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo. If you are looking to be papered and get a little "me time" for relaxation, this is the place to go!
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Packing Tips for a Semester in Florence

So you're spending the summer studying abroad in Italy. Well I hope you have worked up an appetite because the gelato and pasta awaits you! But first thing's first... the packing. UGH. I know I know, what a pain. You'll be tempted to pack your entire wardrobe, but I can assure you that will NOT be necessary. Pack what you want to bring, then cut it in half! Be sure
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5 Reasons Summer in Florence will be the time of your life!

Are you heading to Flo-town for the summer semester? Get ready for the best time of your life. You've chosen a great time of year to come to Firenze, because aside from the heat, there are 5 special things that happen only in Summer that make our city so great. 1. Outdoor Venues and Nightlife Some of study abroad student's favorite spots for nightlife in Florence are Blanco Beach Bar
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10 Things to do before you leave Florence

It's hard to admit, but your time as a study abroad student in Florence is starting to wind down to it's end. Before you pack your bags and head home, make sure you complete all ten of the following experiences to have lived a true florentine life! 1. Climb the Duomo The most famous building in all of Firenze is also known for the Cupola with the best view from
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5 Ways to Document Your Time Abroad

Studying abroad makes a lasting impact on a your life. Instead of just thinking you'll remember every little detail about your time abroad, we've come up with a few ways to look back on your experience in Italy once it has come to end. 1. Journaling  Setting aside some time each day to write about your day or a recent trip you went on is a great way to keep
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39 Things Every Florence Study Abroad Student Has Said

I think we're lost... Oh my god, that gelato looks amazing. Wait, which way is the duomo? I think I want some pizza. God, the pasta here is SO GOOD. Alright, where are we drinking tonight? Why does nobody here speak English?! Why does dinner happen so late here? WHY IS NOTHING OPEN?! Pizza again?...yeah okay. Lets go drink in Piazzale Michelangelo tonight! Alright, now we're definitely lost. Can you
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A Farewell Letter to Florence

Three months ago my biggest worry in the world was how I was ever going to pack 108 days’ worth of clothes into two pieces of luggage and a backpack. People warned me about the culture shock and the cobblestone while others voiced their envy about the adventure I was about to embark on. As my friends headed back for a junior year full of formals, tailgates, twenty-first birthdays, and
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5 Ways to Make Florence Feel Like Home

New home. New culture. New lifestyle. While adjusting to a new life in a new city can seem like a daunting task, there are a few things that can help you make Florence feel more like home. Explore the new city Getting to know your new neighborhood and city will help you figure out a routine. Find the closest grocery store or market so you can cook a meal at home or