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…

Thanks for an Amazing Weekend, Marist!

Ciao from Florence! I am here sitting in a little café excited to share an amazing experience that Marist was able to offer us abroad students as an excursion trip. So what is an excursion trip? This summer, the abroad office sent out a list of weekend trips that included activities, hotel accommodations, and a…

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…