Above Florence in Fiesole, myself looking out to the Duomo
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Half way through studying abroad in Italy, and I would have to say that it’s been absolutely amazing and unforgettable! For this course we’ve have 2 ½ weeks in Florence studying the Renaissance, and now our final 2 ½ weeks will be in Rome studying art and architecture.

During our time in Florence we stayed in a town about 40 minutes outside of the city. Figline Valdarno is a town that barely speaks any English, and our 16th century villa we’re staying in is about 10 minutes outside of that. It’s a type of family-oriented resort area, where camp sites and shared living are below with our villa situated above on a hill.

To date we’ve been to many of the churches, monasteries, and major attractions that bring so many people to Florence. In addition to this we have done day t...

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Photo credit: Kyubo Yun
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As an art student, the thought of studying the Impressionists (or really any artist) in Paris is enough to make you squeal and the opportunity to attend the Documenta Art Exhibition in Kassel, Germany was something I had been dreaming about since my first year of university. Needless to say when Dorothy Barenscott told me I could do both I responded with “where do I sign up?”

Despite having just spent several months travelling through India and Europe it did not take long for Paris to worm its way into my heart. I loved everything about the city: the graffiti’d walls outside my apartment; the way you could sit at a restaurant for hours drawing out every course of your meal...

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