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Jittery before Italy

As I sat at my desk studying for final exams, I couldn’t help but look forward to summer. No class, free time, hanging with friends. Except the summer before senior year isn’t like that. I’m taking a summer class, working a job, and most of my friends are staying at…
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The Tuscan Sun

Wow, we are about half way through our maymester, and days just keep flying by. Cortona is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. There are endless views and endless hills to climb, as the UGA campus is set at the top of the mountain that Cortona…
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Cortona Pre-Trip Musings

Author’s Note: the main content of this post was composed before my departure. Perfectionism has delayed the submission of the post, but c’est la vie, or whatever the equivalent Italian phrase is.   “When do you leave?” he asks, quietly. “May eleventh.” I reply, equally as quietly. We sit in…
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Before

It’s 12:15 am the day I leave for my study abroad and I just started packing, in my typical procrastinator fashion. Ironically, I’m very much the planner, I just continually put off carrying out those plans. I told myself that I would try to change that before studying abroad, but…
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Coffee Shop Daydreams

Here I am, 4 days from my trip to Cortona, in the midst of final exams, and I am frozen. Time keeps moving, but somehow all I can do is sit here and pray that I don’t forget something important. This semester has been a whirlwind and this summer will…
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During Trip: Wine

After I and the UGA students had arrived in Rome, we headed to Cortona where our campus is located. At the Kehoe center, I saw the beautiful Cortona view. The view was amazing, and I was speechless for seconds.  In addition, the whole city was like a medieval age city…
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