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To Florence with love Dana

When I first decided I was going to study abroad in Florence I never imagined that staying an extra two months would be in the cards for me. I am from New Jersey originally and I study multimedia journalism at Virginia Tech. My family and friends mean everything to me, and although it was very hard to say bye to them in January I knew that I was ready to
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5 Ways to Beat the Mid-Semester Blues

Between the stress of school assignments and adjusting to a new city and culture, midway through the semester is a time when students can hit a wall. We've settled into a routine in our new home and that can contribute to the mid-semester slump. Staying in and watching Netflix is a bad idea every once in a while but it shouldn't be the only option you look to when you're stressed. Florence
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What They Don’t Tell You About Studying Abroad in Florence, Italy

Ready…Set…Walk! Make sure to pack comfortable shoes because by the end of your stay in Florence you’ll most likely have the legs of a Florentine soccer player. While you can basically walk anywhere in the city in fifteen minutes or so, your steps are going to add up quickly!  Your Second Favorite City, Conad The only city more crowded and lively than Florence is none other than Conad City. With