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5 Tips for Packing | Student Blog from Florence
Before coming to Florence, I was looking up what I should bring by looking at people’s Instagram posts and seeing what outfits looked good. This was definitely not the way to do it. Here are 5 tips for packing, because there are some things you might think you need in Florence but you definitely DO […]
How to Avoid Tourist Traps in Florence | Intern blog from Florence
Avoid the Tourist Traps Tourism is something that virtually cannot be avoided in Florence. In some ways, tourism is good, because the popularity shows that there is always something new to see and do. However, it is difficult to enjoy sightseeing when there are so many people and tour groups around to avoid. My suggestion […]
Helping Refugees During Study Abroad | Student Blog from Rome
Since I wanted to volunteer abroad, I decided to collaborate with my host university, the American University of Rome, and the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center. With support from CIS Abroad, I was able to host a donation drive on campus to collect items that the refugee center needed I really wanted to help this refugee […]
CIS Abroad Food Plan in Florence | Student Blog from Florence
Talk about a perk! When you study in Florence at Florence University of the Arts through CIS Abroad, you get a food plan that is amazing. Here’s a quick look at what the CIS Abroad food plan in Florence is actually like. Semester students are all given 100 units to spend over the semester which […]
The Real Italian Food | Intern blog from Florence
I have been in Florence, Italy for a couple of weeks now, and my experience has definitely been a rollercoaster. Before arriving in Florence, I was expecting a series of tremendous highs and did not even think there was a possibility for some lows. Florence is amazing. I could go on and on about all […]
6 Things My Mom Didn’t Tell Me About Living Abroad | Intern blog from Florence
Wouldn’t it be nice if, with a blink of an eye, you could transport yourself anywhere in the world? No hassle, no stress, just straight up teleportation. Unfortunately until technology skyrockets in advancements, or we all suddenly inherit super-human powers, we’re stuck planning our own trips to explore the world. This means lost luggage, delayed […]
Black, Gay, and First Time Abroad | Student blog from Florence
My name is Lindsey and yes you read it correctly… I’ve never been abroad! As a D.C. native, it’s almost blasphemous that coming from an international hub, I’ve never been outside of the US. Up until this point in my life, I didn’t really think twice about it.
Where Should Queer Eye Fans Study Abroad?
Queer Eye is BACK and the Fab Five have been doling out the advice left and right. The show's feel-good ethos and value for on cross-cultural communication and personal change & growth fit right in with CISabroad's values. In the spirit of the show, we picked programs that we think you'll like based on your favorite Fab Five member. So where should Queer Eye fans study abroad?