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Scenes and Lessons in an Italian Bar

In the middle of Fiesole, there is a little bar that promises “the best Guinness in Italy” and takes claim to the time-honored tradition of the poorly lit Irish pub. The Guinness was okay; the rest of the beers were better. I did not speak a lick of Italian, the[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, travel
HARVEY: Millenials Here and Abroad

HARVEY: Millenials Here and Abroad

Along with the advent of the spring season and the panic-inducing pre-registration period, this past week has also brought the arrival of my good friend and Villa Le Balze roommate Claudia to campus. While we were at the Villa, Claudia decided to remain abroad for the entire year, enrolling last-minute[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

HARVEY: A View of Europe at a Crossroads

During my last semester spent at the Villa Le Balze in Florence, I was fairly sheltered from the crises that have plagued Europe, notably the ongoing refugee crisis that European political leaders have continued to face. In the United States, Donald Trump makes the issue of xenophobia relatable for the[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 1 comment Guide Columns, The Guide

HARVEY: Beyond Pasta, Italy’s Lessons On Dining

Since moving back to campus for the spring semester, like every other returning study abroad student, I have been asked — in line at Saxbys, sitting in friends’ apartments and on the treadmill at Yates — the well-intended but fairly perfunctory question: “Oh my gosh, how was abroad?” This outburst[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

HARVEY: Lessons From My European Adventure

As I prepared to leave home for the spring semester, I caught myself staring at a stack of jumbled postcards from my travels, next to the cooking supplies from Target that I planned to use to make beautiful, Italian meals in my Henle kitchen. I was nursing an espresso that[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Uncategorized
The House on the Cliffs

The House on the Cliffs

FLORENCE, Italy — Perched high on the cliffs above Florence and nestled in the Tuscan countryside next to the 15th-century summer residence of the Medici family, Georgetown’s villa in Fiesole is perhaps best known to students for offering a lavish study abroad program. Along with three meals a day prepared by first-rate Italian[Read More…]

by August 30, 2013 0 comments The Guide

New Hilltop Brings New View

I know this much is true: I had to travel 4,600 miles to finally understand it. Four months ago I was arriving at a very different kind of Hilltop. Nestled on the outskirts of Florence, Italy, I spent four weeks of summer studying abroad with 24 other students at Georgetown’s[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 0 comments The Guide