The Experience of a Lifetime: Studying Abroad

As I impatiently waited on the TSA line, the feeling of anxious anticipation sunk in when I realized I was about to embark on the most life-changing experience: studying abroad. Living in Florence, Italy for four months with my best friends was an experience beyond anything I could have ever imagined- one filled with not…

Poughkeepsie Hot Spots: Florentine Style

Whether you toured Marist or not, you may already know that there is plenty to do on campus and in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Personally, I’m spending the semester missing my favorite Red Fox hangouts, but things to do with my free time is a list that never ends over here in Florence, especially when…

To Marist, With Love

Florence, Italy Dear New York, “Grazie.” I said as I accepted my sandwich from these men behind the counter.  “You’re welcome!” If there’s one way to describe my first week as an official study abroad student, it’s this. Trying out the bare minimum of Italian only to be rebutted with empathetic English. I’ve never had…

Opportunity of a Lifetime: Interning Abroad

When people find out I’ve just returned from studying abroad (ten weeks, five days, and nineteen hours ago, to be precise) the first question they always ask is, “What was your favorite part?” They’re expecting the typical answers: weekend trips, meeting new people, or being exposed to a different culture. What they’re not expecting to…