Ganzo!

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Exercise Classes in Italian – Two Birds, One Stone

An EXCELLENT way to bump up your Italian language skills is to take part in what we call "Passive Practice". This could be watching a movie, listening to music, or reading the newspaper. This could also be in the form of taking a Yoga or...

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Tipping in Italy

Just like home or “When in Rome”? The ritual of tipping (or not tipping) in Italy stems from a long history of proud waiters who were paid a “living wage” and didn’t necessarily depend on tips to round out their salary. They were devoted to their...

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Spotlight – Justin Carbonari

Justin Carbonari was a student of DeSales University in Pennsylvania and recently had the opportunity to study abroad in Rome. He was able to take unique classes like Ancient Mythology and Ceaser, Cicero and the Fall of the Roman Empire, while working on his photography,...

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Spotlight – Sally Woodcock

Sally Woodcock, hailing from Portland, Oregon, is a degree-seeking student at the American University of Rome. She is in her second year and studies Art History. Sally lived in Vietnam from the age of 4-10 and she believes these travels inspired her to seek out...

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Panino Perfection

I had spent a small fortune on pre-made Panini before discovering the fresh-to-order Alimentari sandwich. An Alimentari itself is a classic Italian business, a small grocery store carrying most food products, meats, cheeses, maybe some produce, fresh pasta, canned goods, etc. If you see a...

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The Lost Art of Italian Train Travel

There was once a time when a Eurail Passes was the Golden Ticket for any study abroad student in Europe.  Barred some reservation restrictions, you were given the freedom to show up at any train station you like, and catch any train to any city...

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Pantheon By Night

Sure the Coliseum is amazing, and the Trevi Fountain will drop your jaw, but I’ve always found students to have a personal connection with this more approachable and intimate monument. Many see it by day, but few return at night, and even though you cannot...

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Want the Spotlight?

We'd love to feature a student from the Spring of 2016! Let us know where you are, what you're doing, and towards the end of the semester we'll send our Ganzo! Photographer on assignment to showcase your Italian experience!...