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New Sicily Summer Program to Educate in Italian Language and Culture

This summer is the beginning of a new study abroad program where students will have the opportunity to travel to Syracuse Academy in Sicily, Italy, to learn the Italian language and culture. As of now, there are six students in the application process.  This five-week program is open to all students who want to join. Stefano Parenti, the director of Study Abroad and the
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Venice Carnevale Unmasked by SNHU Students

Once every year, the narrow streets and veins of canals that intertwine through Venice, Italy are lit up as the city celebrates Carnevale. The celebration encompasses locals and visitors far and wide who come to enjoy this huge party, complete with singing, dancing, parades and the famous masks and costumes. “As a study abroad student who experienced the dedication to this cultural tradition for
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Becoming an Active Visitor on an Italian Road Trip

I began my study abroad journey with the most exhausting and rewarding week of my life. At SNHU, students studying at FUA are required to take an introduction to Italian culture or language for three credits. The early start program, however, sees students taking a six credit version of this cultural introduction and beginning their semester a week early. We arrived in Rome on
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Students Cash in on Spending Money Abroad

Studying abroad gives students the chance to learn in another country, while also allowing them the opportunity to travel. Unfortunately, spending money while abroad can be a bit overwhelming. Not only are students spending money on weekend trips around the world, but they also want to make sure they have some money for extra spending. Luckily, many SNHU students who have had the opportunity
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Culinary Major Dishes Out Details on European Cuisine

Amanda Richard, a culinary management major, is spending the first semester of her senior year in a country known internationally for its cuisine. While she has not had the opportunity to cook in her host family’s kitchen, she experiences Italian homecooked dinners five nights a week and has sampled other foods around Europe. In Italy, meals are separated into four courses There’s antipasto, first
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Setting a Global Example in the Face of Terrorism

In the past few years the threat of terrorism has been an unavoidable constant in news coverage, both domestic and internationally. According to Reuters, the number of attacks resulting in fatalities in Western Europe has risen from two in 2014 to 23 and 30 in 2015 and 2016, respectively. It’s not a surprise that families have concerns over sending their children abroad. “My family
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A Hundred Stories to Tell: Making the Best of Everything Studying Abroad Has to Offer

When I walk out of my apartment and onto the cobblestone sidewalk, I feel happy. Living in Florence, Italy, has made me fully understand what it means to live in a completely different society and culture. Both good things have happened and bad things have happened, but I wouldn’t give any of it back. I’ve made new friends, met a guy I clicked with,