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15 Feb | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Spring 2018 Athena Scholarship Winners

And the Scholarship goes to... We are excited to announce the following winners for the Athena 2018 Spring Scholarships:   Michele Iavagnilio Charitable Service Scholarship - $8,000 Deisy MoncadaLycoming CollegeFlorence, Italy Deisy is Athena's 2018 recipient of the Michele Iavagnilio Charitable Service Scholarship, and for good cause. Deisy, in her only short life so far, ...

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15 Feb | Sarah Moore Katie Blum | No Comments

¡Bienvenidos a Ecuador!

¡Hola amigos, y feliz día de san Valentín! Today is my fourth day in Quito, Ecuador, studying Spanish through Athena Study Abroad with my friend Katie. So much can happen in four days, and I feel like I’ve already learned so much! Every day has been a new adventure! For my first blog post, I …

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13 Feb | Erin Robenault | No Comments

“Life is short, enjoy it”

  I am taking ITL 101, because I am hoping to learn how to communicate with Italians more confidently. I was nervous about this course because of my lack of experience, however, I have found it to be one of my favorite classes so far. Naturally, the first topic we learn about in Italian is coffee. …

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13 Feb | Emily Loewinger | No Comments

Pasta, scenery and jetlag

I really can’t think of a better way to sum up my first few days in Italy. The food here is delicious. Everything tastes so fresh. I had a big ball of mozzarella yesterday and it was so creamy and cool on my tongue. I’ve also had a ridiculous amount of pizza and bread. The …

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13 Feb | Caroline Baker | No Comments

Choices

WOW. Where has the time gone? Almost 2 weeks into our time here in Florence and I feel like I barely have even scratched the surface. Already I have seen and eaten so many incredible things. Italians, at least the ones I have met, are incredibly friendly and helpful. For example, on Wednesday I needed …

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13 Feb | Sarah Pangborn | No Comments

Wicked Wicklow

This past weekend was quite an eventful one full of excursions. On Saturday, we took a guided bus tour through the Wicklow Mountains, as well as the valley of Glendalough. Even though our tour had us up bright and early, our driver, John, kept us all awake. John had us singing along to traditional Irish …

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