Furla Fever

Sydney Juncaj Major: Textile and Apparel Studies- Merchandising Florence University of the Arts , Summer I 2017 After a very long and exhausting journey, I’m finally home within the States. My journey home consisted of 48 hours without sleep, 22 hours of actual travel and a very jetlagged me. I traveled on four separated flights and…

Reasons To Travel After Your Program

Melina Wilcox Major: Sculpture Minor: Art History Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 When I was planning my six weeks in Europe—the first four of which were  apart of a study aboard program—all I had were idyllic notions of how wonderful and life-changing this journey would be. I would be remiss to say those notions…

10 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Italy

Sydney Juncaj Major: Textile and Apparel Studies- Merchandising Florence University of the Arts , Summer I 2017 I’ve been having the time of my life in the most breathtaking country in Europe. The food, wine, architecture, and fashion are one of a kind and you must experience this beautiful culture at least once in your lifetime….

The Return Home

Rebecca Shaefer Graphic Design Major Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 While studying in Europe, one major cultural difference to adjust to was a language barrier. The only person in our group who could speak Italian was Jeff, our faculty leader. While a large amount of the population spoke English, not everyone did and not…

5 Things I Learned While Abroad

Keagan Gay Major: Public Relations Minors: Sociology, Global & International Studies, and Journalism Program: Stockholm University, Sweden Have confidence in yourself Before I left for Sweden, I was terrified…stepping on that plane in Chicago was the scariest thing I’ve done in a long time. I kept telling myself that I can do this. I can…

The Time of My Life

Megan Eiswerth Major: Graphic Design Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 After spending the past 29 days abroad, I’m returning to the United States a completely changed, inspired, compassionate (and extremely jetlagged) person. I have walked hundreds of miles down the streets of foreign cities, navigating by luck and intuition. I have seen thousands…

Affection, Catcalling, and the Bronco Family Bond

Lilee VandeZande Graphic Design Major Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 This post is going to be a little all over the place because the first two weeks have been crazy busy and I haven’t gotten a lot of time to get my thoughts in order. These have been some of the best days…

Halfway Around the World, I Feel Right at Home

Megan Eiswerth Major: Graphic Design Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 The start to my journey has been filled with incredible sights and wonderful experiences, as well as some minor speed bumps along the way. During the layover at the Frankfurt airport, me and my friend had some confusion about our gate number for…

A First Glance at Book Arts in Europe

Olivia Bevacqua Graphic Design Major Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 Hello reader, I’m no longer in the United States! The eleven of us arrived three days ago in Florence, Italy. It’s a strange thing to be standing on a different continent. Still, the strange tends to become a familiar feeling on these types…

How I Chose My Program

Rebecca Shaefer Graphic Design Major Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 May 2, 2017  I have half a month until departure time for Europe and the fact that I’m going and it’s actually happening is finally setting in. With finals week out of the way and a sudden end of incoming homework I have…

First Impressions

Rebecca Shaefer Graphic Design Major Book Arts in Europe, Summer I 2017 When the plane arrived mostly on time in Florence, we, being myself and two close friends, were greeted by the smell of fresh rain and a scene of mountains outside the plane window. Our luggage arrived promptly and all of our things were…

Fashionista in Florence

Sydney Juncaj Major: Textile and Apparel Studies- Merchandising Florence University of the Arts , Summer I 2017 ITALY. When most people picture this romantic European country they imagine amazing cuisine, exquisite art, and picturesque landscapes. As a self-proclaimed fashionista, the first thing that comes to my mind when imaging Italy is FASHION. The great minds behind…