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Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bard

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bard

It is the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth! You’ve read his plays, seen the productions, and quoted him at least once or twice, but there’s always something new to learn about the bard.  1) If you disturb his grave you’ll be cursed! If you want…

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

  “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” —Jane Goodall   Earth Day and study abroad share…

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Easter Sunday in Florence

Easter Sunday in Florence

The thought of spending holidays abroad can be daunting for students, but they quickly discover that seeing how another culture celebrates Easter or Holi or soccer (every soccer game is a holiday!) is one of the most enjoyable and interesting experiences. The AIFS Florence Blog…

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Cooking Class in Florence

Cooking Class in Florence

AIFS students in Florence have many activities to choose from, but the cooking classes are always the most popular. Why? Just check out these photos! On the menu for students at In Tavola? Caprese di Melanzane (Eggplant Caprese Salad) Potato Gnocchi in Ragu’ Bianco (a…

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The Story of Richmond

The Story of Richmond

Richmond had a great post on their facebook page about the history of the college and we wanted to share the story of Richmond’s history. Most students are acquainted with the Kensington campus, but 100 and 200 level courses are held at Richmond Hill where…

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FOMO: How to Fight the Fear of Missing Out

FOMO: How to Fight the Fear of Missing Out

FOMO: fōmō. noun. early 21st century. abbreviation of fear of missing out. Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website Antonyms: YOLO FOMO: the new homesick. It’s nothing new, but with technology that allows…

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Holi: The Festival of Colors

Holi: The Festival of Colors

In India, the beginning of spring is celebrated with Holi, the festival of colors. Jacquelyn is studying abroad with us in Hyderabad and she sent us this update about how she celebrated with her friends and what she took away from her first Holi celebration. The hot…

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Best Travel Stories This Week

Best Travel Stories This Week

What’s going on in the world of travel and study abroad? We have the best stories from around the web right here. The best of our blog: Students Celebrate Holi in India Our Alum Gives You 4 Reasons to go to London in the Summer…

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Happy 125th Birthday, Eiffel Tower!

Happy 125th Birthday, Eiffel Tower!

La Tour Eiffel turns 125 today, so we thought we would share a few fun facts about one of the most iconic buildings in the world. 1. Completed in 1889, it was the tallest structure in the world until 1930 when the Chrysler Building was…

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4 Reasons to go to London in the Summer

4 Reasons to go to London in the Summer

Nupur, one of our Alumni Ambassadors, studied in London last summer and she tells you why you need to go! After spending a summer abroad in London, I cannot boast about the city enough.  People who have been there never want to leave, and people who haven’t always…

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