March 30, 2019

Catherine Slabaugh, Richmond The American International University in Florence

Back in October, I spent about 48 hours with distant Italian relatives of my deceased grandmother in Lanzo, Italy, her hometown. Three years ago, my great-aunt connected with this family through genealogy research and they insisted I come stay with them while studying in Italy. Despite having few expectations and not really knowing the family, I was...

March 30, 2019

Jenna Roesch, Richmond The American International University in Florence

Approaching the end of an incredible semester, I have done so many things, it is hard to remember them all. With the countless famous sights I have seen, history I have packed into my brain, and astonishment I have felt walking the cobblestone streets of Europe, you think it would be hard to pick a favorite thing.

However, for me, choosing the experience th...

March 9, 2019

American study abroad students have played a significant role in updating and energizing the U.S. Consulate General in Florence’s online presence (@USCGFlorence on Facebook and Twitter).  This online rinascimento coincides with the Consulate joining the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) e-internship program (VSFS.State.gov) with projects to research and design social media content , in particular in support of  the Consul...

March 1, 2019

     The impact of African Americans in Italy is everywhere. As a student in Bologna, I’ve seen Americans and Italians bond on the basketball court over their shared admiration for Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Lebron James, and Kobe Bryant. Jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald play in the background at your local café, and a live music night at a bar here is likely to feature Chuck Berry, Prince, or hip ho...

September 22, 2018

Below are ongoing projects that students studying with Harding University in Florence participate in.

Help the Children Florence

The project Help the Children Florence supports Meyer Childrens Hospital Foundation for the research of Doctor Chiara Azzari and her team. Doctor Azzari is head of department at the Meyer Hospital and Professor at the University of Florence Medical School. She and her team have, developed, invented and...

September 11, 2018

By Ashlan Moore, Richmond University in Florence 

By far, one of the most significant and pleasant task I completed as  part of my time studying abroad at Richmond University was raising money for the home shelter where I did my service learning. After being with these children eight to ten hours a week, I became very attached to them. I enjoyed watching them play and interact with each other and their toys.  Although the organ...

May 10, 2018

1. Volunteer tour guide for the City Hall (Palazzo Vecchio) Museum

Through an agreement with MUS.E. association, 2 ISI students are volunteer tour guides at magnificent Palazzo Vecchio!. They accompany English-speaking tourists through the palatial and magnificently decorated rooms of Florence’s most prestigious palazzo built in the thirteenth century and home of the city government for nearly 700 years!....

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