Ten Things to Look Forward to When Studying Abroad in Italy!

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flew back to Florence just a few days ago after the Holidays and saw gaggles of study abroad students meeting in the airport, catching flights and talking about their upcoming semester abroad. It made me feel super nostalgic. If I could go back and relive the first time I walked through the streets of Florence I would do it in a heartbeat. You just have SO MUCH to look forward to. It took me back and I spent my flight remembering my first few days, and weeks, and months in this amazing country. There were of course some difficult things to adjust to, but all I could remember were the amazing, life changing, beautiful things. That feeling of being in the most enchanted place on earth and doing my best to live every moment to the fullest while simultaneously pinching myself to ensure it was all real. Nothing quite captures that magical feeling.

While each of your experiences will be different, I hope each one is life changing, heart wrenching and beautiful too. So here are just 10 (it was quite hard to limit myself) of the amazing things that made me fall in love with my life in Italy. Hopefully they are some of yours too.
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Alpha Delta Pi is going to Florence!

select-ad-pi-DIAMOND_2adpi_pack_your_bagsWe’re so excited to announce a new summer session dedicated to the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi! Get ready for an entire month abroad in Florence to travel, explore, and bond in Italy all while earning college credit!
If you’re an ADPi sister or know one, check out all the amazing adventures that await!

Let’s spread the word, because Florence is forever…

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Happy New Year!

Buon Anno!

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May 2014 bring more adventure, more new places to visit, more eye-opening sites, more joy, and, of course, more Italy.

Looking forward to seeing you here soon!
The team at Select Study Abroad

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Happy Holidays from Florence!

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It’s our second favorite time of year (first being the summer, obviously!) and we thought we’d give you a taste of the magic; lights strung from practically every street with the winter sun setting and splashing golden light everywhere. Sigh. Just another reminder, as if we needed another one, of how much we love this place. Hope to see you here soon!

Until then, happy everything and everything happy.

Sincerely,

The team at Select Study Abroad

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Florence Fashion

Gucci_museumComing to Italy is a veritable fashion pilgrimage. While most people think of Milan as the fashion capitol of Italy, there are many important fashion houses that got their start right here in Florence. Guccio Gucci opened his fashion house in Florence in 1921, Salvatore Ferragamo in 1927, Roberto Cavalli was also a Florentine, as was Emilio Pucci. Understandably, we often have students who come to study fashion and textile design and we are always happy to oblige with various fashion-oriented activities. Clearly there is no shortage. Here are just a few that would satisfy any student of the art of moda and anyone looking for a slightly different angle in which to appreciate Florence as well as this countrywide passion.
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