Four tips when traveling to Italy

When I was selected for the Global Scholars Program here at Hanover, part of the program included a fully funded spring term trip abroad. Hanover offers myriad off-campus classes for spring term, and I chose “Early Christianity in Italy.” It happened to be the last theology class I needed to finish my theology minor, and I…

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Looking at a syllabus from different angles

Unless you’re one of those unfortunate souls who manages to pick one of the few classes that does otherwise, the first day of classes in college is simple enough: you show up, do some introductions and read the syllabus. Then you go back to your room and begin the first assignments between that day and…

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Castles and Stratford!

Need I say more? It has been my dream since I was a small girl to visit amazing castles. I read about them, drew pictures of them, studied them, and now? I have been to not one castle but three! Two of them I visited with my Shakespeare in England course — Warwick Castle and Kenilworth…

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England AND Italy?

I know I have really talked up my upcoming adventures in May, but I have to talk about it just once more before the time gets closer. And this is really for everyone’s benefit, because it can help you get more funding for something you would like to study at Hanover College. About a month…

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Debating

Coming to the U.S. means, at least to me, having some experiences for the first time. For the first time in my life I auditioned for a play, and I went to Taco Bell, followed by a presidential debate. Wednesday, Oct. 3, I was in the mailroom with the Democrat and the Republican clubs, watching…

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Five is bigger than 10

After having found a way to learn names (even if I still have troubles with the process of learning them) the next step for becoming a perfect Italian immigrant in America is learning how to use coins. Luckily, in Europe, we count as you count: 1,2,3 … 10,11 … 5+25=30 We read and write numbers…

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I know your name!

Today I would like to start by saying that I am sorry for all the times that I asked you to repeat your name or when I just completely forgot it. I am sorry for all the times when my eyes revealed that I had no idea who you were. My eyes betray me, just…

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Friend or enemy?

Ciao, buongiorno, buonasera, arrivederci and “what’s up?!” The first time I heard this expression I stopped for two minutes, wondering what had just happened. Was it a question, an affirmation or maybe a warning? No, that guy wasn’t talking with me, he didn’t even look at me. Probably he was talking on the phone, I…

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I love a good quest!

When I was in High School I was so jealous of my sister who was studying abroad in Australia as a Hanover Student.  It was her experience abroad that intrigued me to examine Hanover as an option for college.  Of course when I got here I jumped on the first study abroad experience available during…

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