Author Archives: Joann Griggs

Final Thoughts

This trip has been absolutely life changing, in the best possible way. Since I’ve been here I’ve made friends that I most likely would have not made otherwise. We all have this bond of having traveled to a foreign country … Continue reading

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Last Weekend

There’s something about being the only person you know in a foreign city that just makes you feel so tiny and vulnerable. That’s how I felt Friday and today. Everyone but me was either in Rome, Barcelona, or Como. The … Continue reading

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Last Week!

I can’t believe this is our last week in Italy! It has absolutely flown by. On Monday, which was horribly rainy and dreary, we visited the Church of San Satiro. We’d actually passed it a few times coming from the … Continue reading

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Week 2

This weekend had been exactly what I needed. It’s been nice to get some rest from the hustle and bustle of the past two weeks. The weather over the past few days has been perfect for that as well. It’s … Continue reading

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Lake Como

Today, I visited Lake Como (or Como di Lago in Italian) with Ashley, Morgan and Aubrey. It was so much fun and the scenery was absolutely beautiful. We were a little worried at first because the weather was sort of … Continue reading

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Week 2

On Monday, our group visited the Bagatti Valsecchi Mueseum. This was really interesting for me because there was plenty of antiquity in context, which holds my attention more than a regular museum. I prefer seeing art in a setting that … Continue reading

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Firenze

I LOVE FLORENCE. SERIOUSLY. Florence feels like it’s a world away from Milan. The people here are totally different from the people in Milan. Most people seem to be more friendly. Everything was within walking distance from our hotel which … Continue reading

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The First Week

  So far, in this first week, I’ve learned so much about Milan and its rich history of art. The most interesting thing to me has been the churches, since I’m a history major. I find them much more interesting … Continue reading

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…And Class Hadn’t Even Started Yet

Already, within the past week, this trip has been so much more than I could have ever imagined it being, and we haven’t even left the city yet. This trip was my first time to an airport, and it was … Continue reading

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All I Can Do Is Say “Ahh!”

That’s because I’m so excited and nervous about going on this trip. This will be the first time I’ve even ever been to an airport, much less to another country, and I’m naturally apprehensive. More than that though, I’m ready … Continue reading

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